Last summer I fell in love with Veera Valimaki's Stripe Study Shawl. Not normally a big fan of asymmetry, this surprisingly became the first of 3 asymmetrical shawls I knitted this past year (Mom's Color Affection). My past self would likely roll her eyes at the fact I'm wearing shawls, however the colours and asymmetry gives them a modern look; not your grandmother's shawl. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!)
I fell in love with the stripes in this design at first sight. The project progressed quickly with short rows and garter stitches. I just couldn't put it down until a bit more was completed.
This 1st ever shawl for me was knitted with leftover sock wool which I had used to make socks, gloves, and a scarf. All yarns are from Montreal's Tanis Fiber Arts. I mainly use sock wool now because it makes it so much easier to mix & match leftovers. I ran out of the dark blue "Stormy" & had to order online since it's no longer sold locally. The newer version was a bit darker and actually gives the shawl more depth.
New skill: short rows (wrap & turn)
I never did block this project. I just wore it so much that it stretched out beautifully on its own! More deets on my Ravelry project page.