I’ve had a bit of an accident. Somehow I slipped, and some knitting needles got stuck inside some wool, and I’m not sure how it happened, but I appear to have cast on a new project….. Yes, I know, I know. Tony’s sweater is not finished, and I was going to do my sweater next, and I’ve got the toe up socks languishing on the needles, not to mention the Twist & Lace scarf (which might be a pretty design, but is rather yawn-worthy to knit) and the scrap shawl. I’m so naughty.
But I have a good reason, honest I do. This is the Wool Peddler’s shawl from Folk Shawls, and I’m knitting it in Helena 4ply, and it’s a special present for someone, and I have very good reasons for pushing it to the front of the knitting queue, which I won’t reveal here just yet, since it’s a surprise gift….. Enough justification for you? This is a great pattern, by the way, if you want a quick shawl. It’s knit from the neck down, and is plain garter stitch for the majority of the shawl (so nice and quick and perfect for knitting when in company or when distracted by the tv) with a pretty lace border to stop it being dull. I think the simplicity of the garter stitch works well with the variation of the colours in the yarn too. I’m using two skeins, and alternating every couple of rows. I always recommend customers do that when working with more than one skein of our yarn, I know it’s a little boring, but it does prevent striping tragedies. Helena is gorgeous to work with, I’m impressed with it!
Scrumptious yarn previews tomorrow!