Wednesday, 9 November 2016
A Lacy Shawl
I finished knitting this shawl two months ago, in September, but couldn't write about it because it was a birthday present. Maura had a significant birthday in March, so the shawl was several months late - but first the yarn was faulty and had to be replaced, and then I broke my wrists and couldn't knit, and then Maura was in Italy until last week. But now she is back, and I have given it to her, and so I can write about it.
It's the Bosc Pear Shawl designed by Tetiana Otruta. (A free pattern on Ravelry.) I knitted it in Louisa Harding's Amitola, a lovely wool/silk yarn that I like very much - I have already knitted a cowl and scarf for myself in it, in other colourways. Maura's scarf is in Elvira - mostly dark and muted colours, black and purple, with some brighter blue, and a dramatic pink-purple. The Bosc Pear shawl has bands of stocking stitch, alternating with bands of lace - as you can see from the photo, even the stocking stitch bands are very light and translucent in the Amitola. It was easy to knit, it looks good and feels beautifully soft.
So, very belatedly: Happy Birthday, Maura.