Here is a very simple little shawl that I’ve been working on for the last little bit. Something very easy to knit while watching tv, being with friends, having a glass of wine… basically something to work on and not have to pay attention to what the hands are doing.
I bought the yarn from a booth at the Saturday market in Edmonds, Washington. It’s a lovely nubbly cotton/rayon. I’ve knit with this yarn before, but I gifted it to a friend and missed having one for myself. I’m not sure if this will be for me or put in my gift drawer, but it’s one I’m happy with.
I’m also happy to fix the dress mannequin that was my daughter’s. She knows I’ve wanted one and when she moved back home in the spring, it was sadly broken, and I do believe she said I could have it if I could fix it. Erm, I’m not sure I’ll tell her it was as simply as tightening a bolt because I’d really like to keep it!
My needles were size 10.5. The pattern is such a simple thing. Start with 3 stitches. Increase 1 stitch each end, each row till you run out of yarn. You get a nice long and graceful (not too triangley) scarf that is easy to wrap anyway you feel and maybe fasten with your favourite shawl pin.