In Case of Draughts by Hunter Hammersen

In Case of Draughts

November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
625 - 950 yards (572 - 869 m)
Measures 14.75 [18.25, 21.75] inches in width, length adjustable.
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Young married women are allowed to be as magnificent as a picture of Marie de Medici, and can wear on New-Year’s day rose-coloured and white brocaded silks with pearl trimmings, or plain ciel blue, or prawn-colored silk over white, or embossed velvet, or what they please … Each lady should have near her an ermine cloak, or a small camel’s-hair shawl in case of draughts.

Manners and Social Usages
Mrs. John Sherwood, 1887

While this shawl will, of course, look lovely at whatever New Year’s Day festivities you might happen to attend, I think you should reach for it year round. Chilly spring evenings, over-zealous air conditioners, and ocean breezes all offer their own drafts, and this shawl will happily fend them off and look lovely doing it.