finished! this was the most lovely thing to make ever. a perfect pick up and put down kind of knit (which i did a lot) so much goodness in garter stitch and lace. it’s easy to see why this is a traditional pattern made by so many for so many years, it is the perfect shawl. i’ve already plans for another soon. thank you gudrun for a beautiful design!
i followed the pattern exactly, just went down a needle size. the only trouble i had was seeing the yarn, black! no more for a while, but THIS WOOL!! would give it 10 stars if i could. i ended up using almost (only) 8 skeins. oh my gosh this wool is unbelievably soft and lovely. sproingy and perfectly plied. it knit like a dream. i LOVE this yarn and highly recommend it. lorraine, the owner of cottage craft angora says: This yarn will be certified organic by Summer 2014. Comes in 6 natural colors, more colors may be offered. i’m really looking forward to trying more of her luxury yarns (qiviut, cashmere, angora…) and more of the shetland, oh the natural colors!
blog post here (more photos, too many probably!)
april 13, 2014
a nice warm travel shawl is what i’m hoping for. after seeing the movie ‘the edge of the world’ where granny wore a traditional black hap shawl, it became an overwhelming desire that i should have one for my travels to shetland this summer, too. ;)
p.s. i don’t know how to determine percentages, guessing how far along i am here. i suspect it’s a math problem, in which case i have this to say: math, please grow up and solve your own problems. i am tired of solving them for you.