Crescent Shawl

crescent shawlChristine was knitting a crescent shawl this week. The photos do not do the colour and pattern justice. Christine has her stitch markers in because she is working out the increases in the pattern and there is some lacework in this shawl. The colour is a deep russet colour and just beautiful. Why a crescent shawl? It can be used to keep away drafts. It can be used as an accessory to style an outfit. It can be used on a really cold day more like a scarf. There is the warmth there but also the option to wear it in different ways. Christine is using some spun wool which someone else made even though she is perfectly capable of spinning her own wool. It is nice to support others.

 

 

homespun woolThe wool has been spun so evenly and dyed so well that it looks like commercial wool and that is no insult to the creator of this yarn. It is just so beautifully even. We are looking forward to seeing the finished shawl. The video talks you through a nice shawl and you can find Marly Bird’s pattern here. There is also a nice crescent shawl here on knitting.today.

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