If you're looking for something wonderful, delicate, yet comforting then look at Evelyn A. Clark's Shetland Lace Triangle Shawl. A traditional Shetland Island 'Fir Cone' lace pattern that's easy to memorize and produces a swirling motif. Top down in construction the pattern is written for yarn weights from lace through to DK, creating a beautiful and very wearable piece.
Knit in Rowan Rowanspun 4Ply, a fingering weight 100% wool that has a plied, tweedy texture. This yarn has been discontinued by Rowan but is easy to find in Ravelry destashes, some yarn stores still have stock and also on ebay.
I loved this shawl. Until I gave it away I wore it a lot. Yeah, I gave it away. To a dear friend who admired it and tried it on to find it dressed up her tweed suit p e r f e c t l y, it was the perfect accessory she could not have found for that outfit and her colouring. Us knitters, we do love to share when we know the knit will be loved and appreciated.
I'll definitely knit another to replace for myself when I pick up more Rowanspun 4ply. This yarn has body that holds being block well while staying soft and comfortable. I often chose patterns based on being free or in a pretty book to purchase for my library shelf, I don't for a second regret buying it on Raverly and enjoying both the process of knitting it and the product. Knit exactly as written, for a change I made no mods.
Shetland Lace Triangle Shawl, you'll be glad you knit it.
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