Bonnie Banks Shawl
I love a good rustic yarn, Lopi and Jamieson & Smith top my list of favorites. So when I saw Clara Parkes’ next single batch yarn was from Shetland, I very impulsively purchased two skeins. While I considered joining in the Hapalong and turning it into a traditional Shetland Hap, none of the patterns I came across seemed quite special enough for this beautiful yarn. So I came up with my own simple shawl inspired by the Shetland Hap. It is a triangular top down shawl, with a simple lace motif and a bit of garter stitch. (And perhaps some day I’ll be just lucky enough to wear it in Shetland!)
I wanted to use up every last yard of this yarn, and so you’ll need to take note in regards to your own yardage. While I used 600 yards, every knitter is different, and so it may be likely that you’ll need closer to 700 to make the very same shawl. If you have a precious 600 yards you are trying to stick to, then consider doing one less repeat of the lace motif, and working the garter stitch border until your shawl is the desired length.