This week marks the end of the school year for us, and since my daughter is finishing 4th grade with a beloved teacher, I decided to make a shawl as a year-end gift.
This teacher is a vibrant and spirited woman, and when I asked my daughter in a moment of doubt if the colors in the shawl are too bright, she said, "Are you kidding? They are just right for her." So I went ahead with it, and of course there was some last minute knitting involved, on the longest day of the year yesterday....and blocking overnight....and I ran into the back yarn in pajamas this morning to get these pictures done before we packed up the shawl.
The yarn is a hand dyed worsted weight from New Zealand, one hank of about 475 yards made this shawl on size 9 needles. I have made this shawl at least a dozen times with several variations. Garter stitch gives it bounce and heft, but I've made in stockinette stitch too, with color and yarn changes throughout.