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Lizz's Drachenfels Shawl + Class

One of our amazing instructors, Lizz Lewis just finished her delightful Drachenfels Shawl out of Madelinetosh Light, and we think it is the perfect fall accessory! Lizz will be teaching the first part of her four part class this Sunday! Come learn how easy this cozy wonder can be!

Lizz Lewis wearing a Drachenfels Shawl

Pattern: Drachenfels by Melanie Berg
Materials: 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Merino Light - Shown in Dusk, Violin, and Horoscope

Drachenfels Shawl made in Madelinetosh Light

When I first discovered Melanie Berg, I spent a happy half hour poking around her Ravelry page at all the pretty accessories she's designed. Drachenfels popped out at me because of the stripes and the way the colors popped. I knew immediately that I would make one mine.

Detail of the Drachenfels Shawl

Being such a big fan of MadelineTosh, I dug through my stash and found an old favorite to get me started. I had no trouble finding new complementary colors to go along with it. Since the backgrounds of Light Dusk and Horoscope were so similar, I liked using the Violin (my stash-buster) as the darker contrast to break up the two lighter colors. All the different colors used in Horoscope made it a little more interesting and made it so that I could pair this shawl with almost any color I pulled out of my closet!

Drachenfels Shawl made in Madelinetosh Merino Light

The pattern calls for a sport-weight yarn, but I love the way this worked up in fingering weight Tosh Light. It made a medium-sized shawl that's not so big as to be cumbersome, but also not as small as the triangle shawlettes I usually favor. This was a super simple pattern -- if you can do a knit stitch, you can bust this thing out! The tricky part is keeping track of your pattern repeats, but with careful hash-marking, you'll have no problem.

Detail of the Drachenfels Shawl

Sign up now for Lizz's Drachenfels class that begins this Sunday!

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