This shawl is my new love. It's warm, light, airy and so easy to wear. I think it's the yarn, handspun by the lovely Jolene of Jobo Designs, that makes it so perfect. The pattern is mostly garter stitch and Jolene's yarn really make the shawl special as opposed to plain.
The edging took forever and a day but that's entirely my fault as I loath knitting on edging. It just seems to take eons, while all the turning back and forth drives me nuts. All that aside I do think it's rather pretty and the pattern was really easy to follow, even for the short row bits.
I really, truly love the plums and purples running through the shawl. They're so rich and remind me harvests and autumn rain showers, when the sky quickly gets dark in the mid afternoon. McCafferty is my second entry into Celebrate Color for the month, it's simple and won't win any awards but for me it's what autumn is all about, rustic, warm and rich.