Lo scialle della dissolvenza è finito!

Okay, so sadly I don’t speak Italian. I just thought the post about my finished Find Your Fade shawl called for something special. Because it is! I LOVED knitting this pattern.

On one hand, so many people have said so many things about this design that I feel like all I can add to the chorus is yes, yes, yes!!

On the other hand, I want to say that this shawl saw me through a long summer of travel back and forth to Texas; of shock and sadness over the loss of a dear friend; of worry after my precious 86-year-old father had a TIA, found out that his carotid artery was almost completely blocked, and then had to undergo major surgery (he’s doing great now, thank goodness); of work stress and life stress and more trying details than I can list.

Through it all, I just kept knitting.



Choosing the colors, watching each one fade in and out, seeing the character of the shawl change with each new section, working the pattern that took just enough concentration to keep things interesting . . . all of this picked me up, over and over and over again.

And now, I get to wear this beast in all its hugeness!

I’m so convinced that it is one of the best knits ever that I bought the yarn for another one, this time in the original colors. I actually purchased most of these skeins some months ago but had to find three stand-in colors for the ones that were no longer available. Then, to my great delight, Hedgehog Fibres rereleased the three original colors I didn’t have. Joy!

As my BFFF Cari would say, I can neither confirm nor deny that I bought a second full set of these colors in Skinny Singles.


  1. Your Fade is so beautiful. I just love the colors that you used, and the colors for the second one are so happy and beautiful, too. Be very careful here, I ended up making three fades before I was done playing with the colors and moved on to What the Fade?!, which I also loved making (after I got over being frightened by brioche..) and found to be an easier shawl to wear. How much fun you must be having!

    • melinda

      Oh, heavens! I already love brioche. Sounds like I’ll be a goner for the What the Fade. LOL! Thank you so much for your comment, Marilyn, and for enjoying this with me. It really has been big fun. 😊

      P.S. You know I hold you at least partially responsible for this, right? 😉

  2. Jay Jarman

    Umm. Excuse me. Where’s the part about the book you’ve been reading? How do you expect me to pick a book to read without your referral? Oh, and you did look great in that shawl at the mill.

    • melinda

      Hahaha! I thought the Find Your Fade deserved its own, non-book-accompanied post. I do have a few books to report on, though. Just have to find the time to write about them.

      Thank you so much for liking the shawl! 😊

  3. Stunning! Absolutely stunning! I’ve been wanting to make one of these myself. Maybe once I get ALL of my yarn unpacked and can pick some beautiful colors 🙂 I have WAY too much yarn to be buying any right now and at least I’ve started the unpacking process. I would love to make it in the original colors though and might some day when I’ve used up some yarn. Isn’t knitting wonderful for pulling us through hard times?

    • melinda

      Thank you so much, Paula!! You should absolutely make one. I’m sure you can come up with a gorgeous palette from your stash! Can’t wait to follow along. 🙂

      And yes, yes, yes, a zillion times, yes–knitting works wonders.

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