There is a Ravelry group called 10 in 2010 which means knitting 10 shawls this year, I decided to join and even though I may not knit 10 it is great to join in and see everybody elses efforts, I have discovered some great new patterns this way. I have not posted my first shawl, so here we go.
This is Seraphim by Miriam Felton, it a great intuitive pattern to knit, I really enjoyed knitting it and have worn it a great deal.
The yarn is Opulence from the Woolen Rabbit in Stormy. I can't say enough good things about Kim from the Woolen Rabbit - great customer service and a genuinely lovely person, her yarn is pretty fabulous too. The muted, subtle colourways are gorgeous and the all the yarns I have used have been great to knit with, Opulence is a silk/merino mix and feels almost cool to the touch but keeps you lovely and toasty warm.
I really like how the plain section at the top of the shawl gradually become more patterned, no harsh break between stockinette and lace sections
Pattern: Seraphim bu Miriam Felton
Yarn: Opulence from the Woolen Rabbit in Stormy colourway, 2 and a tiny bit skeins