Thursday, 5 August 2010

The Mankell shawl

You may also find this lovely shawl in Nancy Bush's book "Knitted laces of Estonia". The pattern is relatively complex, and may be a bit tricky to knit. The main motif is the Lilly of the valley, with seven stitches in the knob. The shawl is absolutely lovely, and is suited for a light summers dress. It is knitted in a lace weight lamb wool yarn I found on a net shop called Purl Shoho. I buy most of my lace weight yarn from abroad, since the supply of such yarn is limited in Norwegian stores. I only used one skein for this shawl. Since the shawl is knitted on 3 mm needles, the thin and delicate yarn makes the shawl very light and lacy. This shawl is knitted for my daughter Elise (lower right picture).


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