I finished my Settler Shawl a couple of weeks ago and it has been worn regularly since then. I am loving wearing it, but a little disappointed too as I had imagined it would get it’s first outings in the autumn – I’m pretty sure that June weather shouldn’t require regular wearing of woollen shawls*. I really enjoyed the knitting – it was simple but fun and the stitches that were new to me were easy to master. The Settler Shawl pattern is by Libby of Truly Myrtle Designs and she has written very clear instructions, including a step-by-step tutorial for a stretchy bind-off.
I used Northbound Knitting’s Merino/Nylon Fingering yarn. The wool is very soft and perfect for wearing round my neck and the colour, Sullen, is a really pretty semi-solid. Now I want to knit a few more in different colours!
Just in case I had ever wondered about a career as a ‘selfie-taker’ I’m now very certain that it isn’t for me! How do people do it on a regular basis? Taking these photos was quite a struggle!
I have cast-on for a shawl for Islay with Madelinetosh Sock in the gorgeous Kelp colour-way. I think I was right in my suspicion that the Tosh Sock will be a little easier (for me, at least) to knit with. I narrowed down the many colour options to around 4 or 5 and asked Islay to pick her favourite – she chose the one I had secretly hoped-for………..what good taste she has!
* On Saturday we ventured west to the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup and it was so wet and windy that some of the races were postponed for the day – and we were only just warm enough even when kitted out in thermals, head-to-foot waterproofs, hats and gloves – crazy cold weather!