This yarn is a little on the fuzzy side - so if you don't like working with fuzzy yarn, you might want to avoid it. For a warm winter wrap, I think it works well. To me, this pattern came out more like a scarf than it did a shawl, but that doesn't really matter.
Don't you love these colors? Dragonfly is a great name for this combination of greens, blues, and purples. Vibrant!
When I compare my end result with the original pattern, I think mine came out longer and skinnier. And there is definitely a tendency to pull on the edges. I'm thinking that's probably because I was lazy in the beginning, started this with too small a hook, and instead of ripping it out and starting over, I just kept going. I finally increased the hook size about a dozen or so rows into the project. Yes, I should have started over. I just didn't feel like it! Confessions from a lazy crochet queen.
Here are a few more pics.... yes it needs to be blocked. No, I probably won't bother. (Lazy - remember?) For a scarf, I don't want to be bothered! It's going to be wrapped around my neck, so it shouldn't really matter.
Quick note - the pattern did not call for a border, but I went around the whole project with a round of single crochet. I thought it would give the points a little more stability and help with the waviness.
I'm satisfied with the results! This was definitely a deviation from my usual solid colors. I'm not sure I'll do a lot with variegated yarns in the future, but it was a fun change. We will have to wait and see how the mood strikes me!
For more details, and a link to the pattern, visit my project page on Ravelry.