I do not need another shawl. Nope.
However, the moment that this pattern passed in front of my eyes, I had to cast on. Yep. I have pattern envy.
She already has a name: Eunice. I've named her for my home town of Eunice, Louisiana. The colors are almost pure Mardi Gras. Enough to pass and still not offend the non-Louisiana eye with jarring contrast of the purple, green and gold.
This is Short Rows Fantasy by Irina Eberhardt. The pattern is not popular on Ravelry and I simply can not understand why. It is fabulous! The whole thing is worked in garter (no wraps required on the short rows). Those with a bit of experience will make the first wedge and then never look at the pattern again. Critical numbers are 3, 51, and 4.
The yarn is a favorite: Baah La Jolla. If you are looking to celebrate Mardi Gras in glorious color you'll want to check out the following offerings.
Poison Ivy - the not quite glaring green
Iris - a lovely purple that pops next to the
Byzantine Gold - because you gotta have all three colors!