I finished Louises Shawl! Even got it posted and all the way to New Zealand in time for her birthday.It was a pleasure to make for her and an even greater pleasure to gift it.
The shawl is a crescent shape, knitted with a really simple stocking stitch body but with a beautiful fancy pants lace border. The lace border has neat shaping that continues the crescent shape to points.
I knitted it using 3.5mm needles to give a good open stitch on the fine hand spun single. It turned out really well.
If you like it the pattern for Louises Shawl is available for sale at The Fibre Workshops Ravelry Store (Click Here ). A good substitute yarn would be a fine cobweb or lace weight yarn. Please contact me if you would like hand spun yarn in a specific colour.
Aside from this I have been bat mad busy with building (the new Fibre Workshop is well underway – so exciting – more on this soon) and getting stock together for Ickworth Wool Fair at the end of May. As if that wasn’t enough, I got fed up with forcing my wheels to take bigger art yarns and decided I needed a new wheel for jumbo yarns. I can’t afford a new wheel so I’ve been building my own with bits and bobs. Will give you more on that later. Meantime, enjoy the spring.