Observant readers may have noticed that my fascination for socks and mitts and intricate colour work has meant that I have been working away on small needles most of the time recently. Sometimes this work needs to be interleaved with some larger scale, simple work. Rummaging around in my knitting bag I found just the thing. This long forgotten WIP. The soothing furrows of garter stitch below are from Truly Tasha's Shawl by Nancy Bush. It is a simple project, a triangular shawl which is made with an increase at the beginning of every row modestly decorated with a knitted on border. The yarn is one of my very favourites, Jo Sharp's Silkroad DK Tweed in a colour called Ambrosia. This yarn is a blend of merino, cashmere and silk and has a lovely blend of softness and tweediness - what more could I ask?
I have made a number of these shawls. I admit that sometimes I have a fancy of myself wafting around the house elegantly swathed in a shawl or lounging in the garden, grabbing a shawl when the evening chill arises. In truth, my at-home attire is usually whatever eccentric combination of pyjamas and wool might be closest at hand. Not much elegant wafting of languorous lounging happens in this house - but I have plenty of shawls with which to practise!
The purple shawl is in Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed and the red one is Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK.