Winter Library Shawl

Knit this shawl as a gift or to compliment your winter wardrobe.

| December 2017

  • The embroidered flowers on the shawl add a sweet detail.
    Photo by John Polak
  • This shawl fits in a cozy half-crescent shape.
    Photo by John Polak
  • A model shows how cozy the finished shawl is.
    Photo by John Pollak
  • "Yarnitecture" by Jillian Moreno walks you through how to spin and knit handspun yarn.
    Cover courtesy Storey Publishing

Yarnitectureshawl, by Jillian Moreno (Storey Publishing, 2016), guides you through spinning and knitting with custom yarn. Use patterns from leading knitwear designer to create your own knitted wonders and rely on Moreno’s expertise in choosing which textures and colors to use. This shawl will keep you warm in a chilly room and add a touch of spring with its flower embroidery.

I do a lot of my work at my public library, and in the winter there is a bit of a breeze that flows through the spot I like best. This is my favorite shawl to wear at the library. The quarter-moon shape and the weight of the fiber and gauge help it stay on my shoulders without slipping, and the bit of flowered embroidery brings a little spring to my winter work.

Finished Measurements

81 inch long × 18 inch at its widest point

Fiber

Sweet Georgia Yarns, Bluefaced Leicester top, 10 oz, Ultraviolet (MC)



Sweet Georgia Yarns, 50% Merino/50% silk top, 1/2 oz each in the following colors: Glacier (CA), Raspberry (CB), Dutch (CC), Melon (CD), Basil (CE), and Wisteria (CF)

Yarn Description

MC: 2-ply; 600 ypp; 8–9 wpi; woolen draft; soak and snap finishing






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