Monday, February 8, 2010

More Malabrigo - Colonnade Shawl

Can you handle seeing one last project with Malabrigo Burgundy? I promise, this one is the last, I only have tiny scraps left. For this shawl I paired the Burgundy with Malabrigo's Stonechat colorway. An interesting name for an interesting color combination! It's mainly burgundy and olive with some brown and lighter red mixed in.

The pattern is Colonnade by Stephen West and it's free on I found it pretty quick and easy and I did a few minor modifications - more rows of the burgundy and a few less of the lace pattern just so I could use up all of my yarn. I started this project early in January during a burst of "start-it-itis". I think I cast on a half dozen projects in a couple days and I'm working on several of them now.

Of course I blocked it like crazy!

I like the shaping, 4 sections rather than a traditional triangle's 2 halves. I did add the loop and toggle button too. Raveled here.


  1. Whoa, I JUST made one of these! Wow, GREAT yarn choices! LOVE THEM! Mine is here:

    Yay! I am determined to NOT let the word 'shawl' be associated with women over 70. ;)

  2. There's no such thing as too much Malabrigo! Colonnade is beautiful, and I love the way you combined the two yarns. Stonechat is one of my favorite colorways; I have a scarf that I made in sock-weight in Stonechat, and I LOVE it!

  3. Hi, My yarn was purchased at a shop that had the shawl on display in one of their handpainted yarns. It was beautiful but that yarn was heavy. I purchased a lighter weight wool blend and it made up beautifully - I get many compliments. The deep olive color doesn't photograph well (could be the photographer) but the pattern is a rewarding challenge!