Knit for a silent auction on behalf of a dear friend participating in the 2011 Hands Across the Water bike ride.
Knitting has a long utilitarian tradition, and particularly since the second World War has been interwoven with a philanthropic streak. In making this shawl, I wanted to use the best of knitting’s rich history to create something meaningful in aid of this wonderful cause.
This shawl is handknit using a cushy vegan cotton/ elastane yarn handpainted in a tomboyish, earthy range of colours. The shape and structure is similar to the traditional Shetland hap shawl, with its undulating lacy border and cosy garter stitch centre. This combination of yarn and stitches creates a hardwearing accessory with elegant lines suitable for everyday use and special occasions.
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