The forecasters are warning of Siberian temperatures and possible snow for the next few days – could there be a better time to give an elderly friend a warm woolly shawl?!
This was such a quick knit (by my standards, anyway), finished in less than four weeks. The garter stitch section just whipped along, and the lace section was easy to memorise and fast to knit.
And it’s so warm and snuggly. I wish you could feel how smooshy this yarn is knitted up, it’s like a big hug wrapped round you. Which is just what I’d hoped for, because my friend lives alone and has no family, and I think she could use a little extra love.
So, project specifications: Wool Peddler’s Shawl from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. Knitted in 2 skeins of Helena 4ply, in the shade Carr, on 4.5mm needles. I missed off the last 4 rows of garter stitch though, so that would take a little more yarn. The pattern was incredibly easy, I’d recomend it, especially if you are new to lace. In fact, Heather is knitting it as her first shawl. Bet it won’t be her last…..
Now I’m planning my next shawl, while finising off Tony’s Fair Isle sweater. I hope to have that done by the end of January, then I’m going to knit myself a floaty intricate shawl in lace weight. There’s just so many great patterns at the moment though, I’m having real trouble settling on one….