Friday, January 14, 2011

an ode to shawls

So easy to knit. So satisfying to wear. And they look great draped over just about anything.

Sure, sometimes I wonder if I'm dressing old before my time, but I just can't help it. It started with an embroidered shawl I bought from Carriere, and then last winter I knit the Mara shawl. I wear both all the time so when I found two skeins of some lovely gray alpaca/merino/cashmere wool, I figured another shawl was the obvious choice (I had knit my Mom her own Mara shawl in a similar colour, and it was pretty hard to part with).

Stephen West's Boneyard Shawl pattern is perfectly simple. The ridge of purl stitches is just enough detail to make it interesting and the garter border looks so nice in this wool. I don't know that I'll ever have the focus to try a lace shawl, but we'll see. For now I'll probably start another simple shawl (a gift perhaps?) because it is the ideal knitting project for the car. Oh, and I'd like to spread the shawl love around.


beornica said... [Reply to comment]

indubitably! There is something graceful about a shawl, and so, so comforting. :)

Edie Bean said... [Reply to comment]

so nice Sam!

t does wool said... [Reply to comment]

that is superb..i love it...tempting...very tempting.

Coco said... [Reply to comment]

Love it !!!!!
Ever so perfect !!!!!