Monday, 23 July 2012

Wraped in a pink cloud

When I was in London last fall, I found a beautiful yarn from Haiku called A-32B silk mohair kusa. Unfortunately, they only had some leftovers left. I bought everything where they had enough of the same colour for an entire shawl. They also had two lovely pink shades, but not enough of each to make an entire shawl. Thus, I decided to make a shawl with different shades of pink on the centre and the outer border.

For this shawl, I used a twig pattern I found in Siiri Reimann's book "The Haapsalu Shawl". This is a classical Estonian pattern, and you can find it in almost every book on this subject. For the outer border, I chose a rounded border from Nancy Bush's book "Knitted Laces of Estonia". This is the same pattern I used for the Weeping willow shawl.

This is an easy shawl to knit. The reason why I did not make it any lager, is that I did not have more yarn left. But I thought that it would be perfect for a little girl wanting to wrap herself in a pink cloud.