The pattern is from the latest issue of Pom Pom Magazine, a charming indy publication which I subscribe to as I absolutely love the photography, styling, articles, feel and look of it. There are recipes too! And the patterns are always original, slightly quirky and very appealing to knit.
It was the border of this shawl that really caught my eye. After a body of mesh, there's a row of bobbles in a contrast colour and then two triangular lace borders, one on top of the other. I chose to make the larger one in the contrast colour.
The wool used for the body is most of a skein of Freia Handpainted Lace that I picked up at the Knit Cafe when I visited Toronto last summer. The colourway is Maple and I liked the gradations from the smoky brown to an almost dusty deep rose. The green is some Madeline Tosh lace from my stash. Though the pattern called for 4ply, I preferred to make it with the smaller yarn to create more of a scarf than the initial generously sized shawl, although in hindsight, I should also have adapted it to be a bit more crescent shaped.
It still works nicely as a shawlette however, and keeps my neck cozy if I wrap it around a few times. It certainly feels and looks very autumnal to me.