Like most of the knitting world, I fell in love with the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) the minute I saw it. I had some gorgeous hand dyed partial skeins in my yarn stash from my grandma that I really wanted to use for this project and I initially bought 2 skeins to fill out the fade and fit the yardage I needed.
This wasn't a difficult pattern by any means, but it turned out to be an epic, almost year-long knit for me. I ended up having to frog entire sections 3 different times - twice because I made mistakes in the lace sections (which you have to pay attention to when there's hundreds of stitches in a single row!) and once because I ran out of yarn. Running out of yarn meant I needed to take out one of the fade sections and sub in a new skein which ended up working out nicely despite the extra work.
After working this project, I realized that I like subtle color shifts the best. The closer in color each skein is, the better the fade (in my opinion). With that in mind, I'd really like to play around and knit another shawl but my fingers will definitely have to work up to it; those last 2-3 sections get really long. The finished shawl is epic-sized which looks beautiful but I've found it a little challenging to wear to be honest! I usually just wear it like a triangle-shape with the point in front and the ends wrapped around my neck. The ends hang down way past my waist though, so I have to be careful not to catch it on anything!