Monday, 11 June 2012

A sensation of the forrest

When I visited London last fall, I went to one of my favourite yarn shops on the net, Loops. There I bought many lovely yarns, among them a silk and mohair mix called Alchemy from Haiku. I fell completely for this yarn, and bought many different colours, among them this beautiful green called Junep. It reminded me of the forest a summers day, and I tried to make a pattern that gave me the same sensation.

In the centre, I used a pattern called "Twin leaf pattern" from Siiri Reimanns bok "The Haapsalu Shawl". The inner board is a classic Shetland pattern I found in Sharon Miller's book ”Heirloom Knitting”. For some reason, it reminds me of spruce branches, even if I do not think this was the intention of the pattern. I made the patten for the outer boarder myself, based on the leaf in the pattern in the shawl centre.

This was not a terribly difficult shawl to knit. The biggest challenge was the inner boarder, as the pattern is knitted on every row. Also, I wonder if it would have been better to knit it as a stole and not a rectangular shawl, as the yarn made it a bit thick when it is folded. However, the Norwegian summer nights are not particularly warm, so the extra thickness may proof to be a blessing.


  1. That is absolutely beautiful. What a gorgeous shawl! It is a lovely design creation. :)

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