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Brandywine Shawl

Brandywine Shawl

I'm currently working on the Brandywine shawl, by Romi Hill, using Silk Garden sock. I forget the colorway number, but it is a beautiful green and violet and pink.  Sabrina is knitting the same pattern using Halo, dyed by Minesville Wool Project, in a delicate yellow colorway.  Anyway, the pattern is both written and charted, and I am using the chart.  This project has reminded me of how much I like to use Knit Companion.  Knit Companion is an app available for iPhone, iPad, and other platforms (I think).  It has a lot of features, but when working with charts it has a tool that highlights the chart row you are working on and incrementing with just a tap.  It is so much easier for me to read the chart on the screen--I must admit my vision has become more annoying with each passing year.  I don't know if my declining eyesight or my grinding knees bother me most...but I digress.  I'm having fun with the Brandywine pattern.  It is straightforward and easiy to follow.  It is a purchase pattern from Ravelry and $5 from the purchase price of each pattern  goes to Doctors without Borders.  Romi has a goal of selling 10,000 copies, and she has forwarded over $20,000 to the charity so far. Way to go!

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