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This is a triangular shaped shawl, worked in one piece, from the top down. Casting on requires using the provisional cast-on method. Beads are optional, but they do add a beautiful touch to this shawl. The edging of the shawl is knitted sideways, attaching the border onto the live stitches of the main body section as it is knitted.
Instructions for the main body section are provided in both written and charted format. However, instructions for the edging are written only.
I’ve received a couple of private messages asking if there was a special reason behind designing this shawl, and the answer is YES!! Here’s some background info:
My grandfather passed away in 2009 after suffering from dementia and memory problems for several years. While he was still alive, I designed and produced a charity Christmas card for Alzheimer’s Scotland, which raised over £1,000 for the charity. Along with the thank you note that I received from them was a small packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds.
Since then, I have tried to grow my own Forget-Me-Nots. I wasn’t having much luck growing them until earlier this summer, when the first little blue flower appeared in my garden. This flower inspired me to create this pattern.
Thank you to everyone who has posted comments about my shawl … I’m overwhelmed by the response that I have had on here since posting my design.
I finally have the pdf uploaded and it is available for purchase. I have also started a Shuttermonkey Designs Group here on Ravelry, so if you have any questions, problems or just want to join in with others who are knitting this shawl, pop over to the group.
You can also find me on Facebook too.
An updated version of the pattern is available (v1.1) with amendments to gauge and a spelling mistake.