Well, I got very near to the end of the next-to-last row:
The way I see it, I have a few choices to make now.
1) I can do the Icelandic thing and change the color for the last row and crochet bind-off. I'm thinking a golden brown, like the color of my sunglasses or the pinecone next to them:
(Most of the shawls in the book are knit in stripes of naturals, and Fina Hyrnan is knit all one color, except for the crochet bind-off, which is black).
2) In the interests of completing this thing over Columbus Day weekend, with yarn at limited availability, I can change yarn completely and go to Michaels and find an acceptable brown fingering-weight yarn. It is, after all, one knit row and a crochet bind-off.
Here's the bind-off, for those of you who haven't knit from this book yet:
If it were only the bind-off, I wouldn't hesitate to go with option 2. I think a plied yarn would set off the chained scallops nicely, adding a bit of crisp detail (the rest of the shawl has a sort of fuzzy halo). But I think the last knit row needs to have the same fuzzy halo as the rest of the shawl.
So, I guess I call Jager and see what they have available. But, that leaves me at option 1: do I change color for the last row? Obviously, it might be necessary if Jager doesn't have any more golden-green. But I have to admit, I'm kind of digging the idea of brown, even if I can get more golden-green.
What do you think? Brown or gold, fuzzy halo singles or crisp plied sock yarn?