I found via an instagram friend this lovely pattern called the Outing Shawl. I wanted to try something a bit more complicated and to also make something for myself. A few days later I happened upon this vibrant cotton on sale at Spotlight and thought the colour was a bit of fun.
I wear a lot of black, navy and grey - especially in winter so the orange was perfect.
The pattern took me a little while to get my head around, and I certainly couldn't memorise it, but I did get the hang of it in the end.
I made the shawl a bit longer than the pattern stated, and I haven't blocked it yet either. But I have warn it a couple of times.
It's pretty and comfortable and I'm so proud of it!