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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Margaret's Shawl

Last fall at Rhinebeck, Margaret Klein Wilson gave me four skeins of her sportweight Mostly Merino yummy delicious yarn. Just handed them to me, asking, could you make a shawl from those? I said, sure, I'd love to! She had seen some of my shawls on this blog. I felt honored.

Well I finally did it! This is what I did during most of the month of March. Another top-down shawl, this time with a small ruffle at the end. It was to be a very simple design, using the 4 colors. Final size after a gentle blocking was 72 inches across, and 34 inches down the center.

Let us know what you think! The yarn and pattern are be available at Margaret's booth at this year's East Coast sheep and wool festivals and Stitches conventions, and while you can order the yarn from her on her website (check it for her classes and show schedule), the pattern is not up there just yet.









While I was in the yard getting pictures of the shawl, these flowers were looking on. I finally believe that spring is indeed here!






12 comments:

melanie said...

Ahhh...if only I were classy enough to wear a shawl...very pretty!

Wibbo said...

I like the shawl pattern very much - the yarn colours are gorgeous too!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely shawl. The colors and simple design are perfect. And it looks so soft and warm!

Knittingchick said...

I love this shawl! It looks so cozy. And it's so simple in design. Very pretty.

magnusmog said...

I love it - the simple shape really sets off the full wonder of good yarn :)

bmash said...

The shawl is beautiful. Our flowers are starting to bloom so it does feel like spring is in the air!

GrandmaMoo said...

Love the simple shape and shades of the shawl with the ruffle to set it off.
Lorie

leah said...

the eyelet rows! the ruffle! the colors! perfection.

AmyS said...

Beautiful shawl!

emcknits said...

That is pretty.

Mare said...

Oh that shawl is lovely! I am smitten over shawls lately (as i am sure you have noticed! hahaha :)

Elizabeth said...

That shawl is just gorgeous! I love the colors and the simplicity of it. I'd love the buy a kit for it!