Do you ever start knitting something and your imagination just begins to run away from you? As this shawl design evolved from my brain out into the stitches, I found myself dreaming of the Scottish landscape. Rocky shoals, craggy hills and windswept dunes.
Queue the music.
You may be familiar with this beautiful piece already, wether you remember playing it in band in your school days or at the beginning of a very popular series based on the romantic story of a lass trapped between time and two loves.
Now that I have you tightly entwined with me in this dream of mine, let’s talk about the actual shawl…
It’s beauty is in its sheer simplicity. Easy to memorize increases and clean transitions between garter, lace mesh and eyelet lace. The shawl is an asymmetric shape that lends a generous width for wrapping. And the sweet little picots and eyelet edging add just enough romantic whimsy.
The fiber that I chose is a perfect marriage of cool, summery Cotton with just a touch of warm and buttery soft Merino. The two come together in perfect harmony. giving you a lightweight and flowy fabric that is soft against the skin with just the right amount of warmth. You’ll find yourself wearing this year round.
This Giveaway is over.
But you can enter my new Giveaway HERE. Hurry! It ends Monday July, 13th, 2015. As with many of my new designs, I also love to do little Giveaways when I launch them. This design is no exception. I’m giving away 3 skeins of Brown Sheep Fleece in “Deep Sea Fog” and a printed copy of the pattern. EVERYONE is free to enter! Anywhere in the world. Just comment below…tell me what your one dream destination is. Obviously, a huge one of mine is Scotland. You’ll receive up to 5 additional entries when you share the giveaway on your social media pages and follow me on mine. The Giveaway will run until Monday, July 6th, midnight PST.