About a year ago I was at the store when a new order of Araucania Ranco Multy came in. The colourways were all stunning, but one in particular caught my attention. It reminded me immediately of blackberry picking, as it has all the dark and light purples in it that your fingers get stained with when picking.
I brought it home with me that day, and kept it in the back of my mind as I looked at various small shawls. Finally it told me it wanted to be a Multnomah shawl (a free pattern from Hello Knitty), and I accommodated it.
This is a really quick knit, and fun to work. It took just under one skein (about 20 yards left over) which was perfect. I think it will get a lot of wear in the fall.