Yarn Along: My French Cancan

French Cancan

I finished my French Cancan and I just am in love with this shawl.  I started this in January, with the idea of wanting a warm shawl to wrap up in because it was winter at the time.  Well fast forward ‘ahem’ 9 months and I have a very soft and warm new shawl for this coming winter!!

This was my first applied border shawl and with the 20 stitches you work at the bottom instead of the couple hundred on a regular shawl, made it so much easier to pick up and put down.  This pattern has you use 60% of your yarn for the body and 40% for the border.  I used almost 3 skeins of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Aire.  This shawl is unbelievably soft and squishy.  My husband, after feeling the shawl, has asked me to knit him a hat in this yarn.  I did some searching and WEBS has it on sale for almost half the price.  It looks like it is being discontinued.  So if you are interested in some nice alpaca yarn, I highly suggest this yarn while it may be easily found.

Joining in Ginny’s Yarn Along over at her blog Small Things.

An update on my knitting goals that I had set for the month of October,

So with few days left in the month, 3 out of 4 of my WIP’s are finished and my reward is to finally let myself cast on some new projects that I am so excited to start!! 😉


I am still reading, Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail.  This is light reading that is nice in the evenings with a cup of tea and your knitting!



Until next time, have a blessed day.




All pictures belong to Deanna Klell

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    1. Nancy, Thank you so much, I wish that you could feel how soft and nice it is. It is so rewarding to be able to create wonderful gifts from literally the simplest things. The magic of handmade! Deanna

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