Like the wings of an angel, Cleite wraps around engulfing the wearer in comfort and warmth. She willing shares her attributes, a soft caress, her legendary beauty, her gentleness, and yet she is commanding, full of strength and fortitude.
The truth is Cleite gave me trouble, trouble of my own making, brought on by my own hubris. There is one row that sets up the tip of each feather like section and for some reason it was not possible for me to remember my way through that row without error. Once that row, that one little row was in place, knitting went smoothly, easily, effortlessly, at least until the repeat came around again. The pattern is easily accomplished and elegant in its simplicity. The finished shawl is exquisite and made all the more so by the yarn.
Opulence is well named as it's one of the most luscious yarns I've ever knit. Not only is it luxurious, it is strong, wears well, and hold its shape. It was the perfect yarn to create a large and incredibly soft shawl…a shawl that would create a soft cocoon of strength, hope and love. The color is one of new life; the color of joy, of spring and renewal. Every stitch holds a prayer for the recipient…prayers for comfort and strength no matter the course. May the shawl and the wearer live long and happily together.