This is one of the top-secret projects that has been in the under-cover needles-n'-yarn bag of late. I made a second Shipwreck shawl for my aunt, but aside from the design and name, there is very little about this shawl that is nautical.
I used the "Eidos" yarn from the Verdant Gryphon in the colorway "Apollodorus." It's a beautiful, muted blend of browns, blues and greens.
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I used gold-colored glass seed beads on the net section.
The gold beads on the woodland-colored yarn makes me think of Elf lights in the middle of a forest. Hence the Lord of the Rings theme to this post.
I only knitted one set of leaves in the "Madeira" section instead of two like the original pattern outlines. I think it adds well to the Elfin theme.
|the shawl, under construction|
I love this shawl, and it goes very well with my aunt's coloring. She loves it too, and hopes to hand it down to her children eventually.