Somehow, amidst all the knitting, I forgot to tell you all about my Candy Cane Advent Shawl, which I finished late last year. How could I let this beautiful shawl slip through the blogging cracks?!
Let me tell you all about it!
For this shawl, I used my 2020 Woolberry Fiber Co. Advent Calendar. The yarn for this calendar was extra soft and plush, making it perfect for a shawl! The colors of the yarn were mostly solid, which is usually not my favorite, but these skeins played very well together – a lovely mix of both dark and light colors!
My only gripe with this Advent calendar was that it did not contain 24 mini skeins. On some days you had a surprise item instead of yarn.
I saw Crystal Tea Knits’ Advent Shawl online and several podcasters mentioned it as a possible way to use those Advent skeins. And the more I saw it, the more I liked it. The pattern was easy to follow and had enough variation to keep you from getting bored.
Pattern: Candy Cane Lane Advent Shawl by Crystal Tea Knits
Yarn: Woolberry Fiber Co. Smooth Sock, 2020 Advent Calendar
Needles: US 6 (4 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 7 months
This was such a fun knit! And perfect for your 30 minutes of knitting a day! I always reached for this project while drinking my morning coffee. The stitches are easy but change often enough to stay fresh and new.
The only modification I made is that I added more rows to use up more of my mini Advent skeins. I hate wasting yarn so I’d add rows here and there when I had a lot of yarn left.
The result is a lovely shawl that I reach for again and again on chilly mornings. The yarn is very, very soft and I couldn’t be happier with this knit. Keep this pattern in mind when you’re looking for a way to use up mini skeins!