Letters from Russia by Annah Burnes

Letters from Russia

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch with largest needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 410 yards (366 - 375 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Letters From Russia is one of those patterns that is very near and dear to my heart. This shawl is designed for 5 generations of women in my family all mothers and daughters.

This shawl is named after a book that my grandmother, Margaret Woolverton (Maggie), wrote during the final years of her life. Letters from Russia is letters from my namesake, Annah to her mother in Rockland, Maine. Annah and her family lived in Russia from 1914-1918, the book documents the personal first hand experience that my great grandmother experienced during this important time during history.

When I first saw Arctic Krafts’ Plum Dandy, the color immediately made me think of my mom. I’ve always associate blue purples with my mom it’s one of her favorite colors to wear. My mom is one of my biggest supporters of Silent Knits and is always there when I need an honest opinion. This shawl isn’t about just the book but rather the relationships between mothers and daughters.

The Dyer AnnaLisa is a mom of four children 3 of which are girls. Who could have asked for a better pairing! Not to mention Alaska, where the yarn is dyed, is the closest I can get to Russia without leaving the US.