Today I’m going to talk about my latest obsession- shawls.
In my opinion, shawls are so beautiful. Usually knit with lace or sock weight yarn on larger needles with a lace sequence. The larger needles and the lace create an airy, yet warm texture. Here are a few of my favorite designs.
My most favorite is Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Photo By Ysolda Teague
This pattern even has a matching Beret
Photo by Ysolda Teague
Ysolda Teague, for now anyway, is my favorite designer. She’s only 25 and her designs are absolutely amazing. I was listening to some older episodes of Never Not Knitting, and she was talking about her almost unhealthy obsession with Ysolda’s designs. I feel the exact same way! They are just breathtaking!
Another Favorite: Traveling Woman by Liz Abinante. This calls for Malabrigo Sock, which is my favorite sock weight yarn.
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Photo by Rae Lynne Chase
I have yet to knit my first shawl. I am going to start it soon, I’ve chosen the pattern and have the yarn. I’m very excited about it. Shawls are so beautiful. And, in my opinion, a test of knitting skills and patience.
There are so many other shawl patterns I want to talk about, but these are my most favorite.
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