This shawl was inspired by my Guardian Angel. Very much a real flesh and blood person, someone I know always has my back.
The garter section is like small waves, like water. My friend was in the navy and lives overlooking the ocean. He is a photographer and the colours of water and oceans that he manages to photograph, the clouds the sunsets are beautiful moment in time captured through his lens.
The cable is the twists and turns of friendship the part that binds our lives together.
The lace edge is my interpretation of an angel, not meant to be too typically angelic but enough that I know I have a friend who will move heaven and earth for me.
The shape is crescent but the end has a slight curve of its own like an angel wing
This pattern has been test knitted by 9 wonderful ladies checking all the sizes. It has also been Tech Edited by Mary Ellen Langieri (TheHumanLoom on Ravelry)
There is the option to knit 3 different sizes. The small will use about 350 yard of the main colour and 44yards of the co-ordinating colour for the cable.
The Medium will use about 416 yards of the main colour and about 50 yards of the coordinating colour for the cable
The Large will use about 450 yards of the main colour and about 130 yards of the co ordinating colour for the cable.
I have been generous in these yardage allowances based on the most used in a size by test knitters.
This is a top down shawl in squishy comforting garter stitch which makes the main body of the shawl a quick easy knit. The cable is knitted sideways and attached to the shawl and then the stitches are picked up and the lace angels are knitted.
None of these techniques are hard and there are photo illustrations to help. An advanced beginner willing to try some new skills should be able to do this with ease. Skills required knit, purl, yarn over, nupps, simple cable, increase and decrease. Don’t worry if you have never done a nupp ( said to rhyme with soup) neither had I, but my angel needed a head. I took the plunge, and after all the things I had read about how tricky they were I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they are not that bad. I wil include some tricks and tips in the pattern and there is only 1 row of them anyway.
Do you have a guardian angel?