I’ve been knitting for about four years now; I’ve made exactly one shawl. This is not for lack of interest. I absolutely love *looking* at shawl patterns and imaging the delicate lace work. But I’m not much of a shawl wearer . . . so I have a proposition: I’ll share my favorite shawl patterns and you all can help me figure out what one does with a shawl. Deal?
All of the images are courtesy of Ravely and the links to sources, patterns, and designers are below! Care to share yours? Leave links in the comments!
From left to right, top to bottom:
- Bridgewater from Brookyln Tweed
- Rock Island from Brookyln Tweed (gah how I love so many of their patterns!)
- Carina from Wood House Knits (I adore Jennifer’s designs!)
- Nightfall by Nim Teasdale
- Seeds to Flowers Cowl from Kristina Vilimaite
- Knitangle by Andrea Halasi
The thing that surprises me most is that I like these fairly feminine knits . . . and I’m pretty much a tom-boy through and through. So, I think what I like about these is the basic creation of an incredible fabric–I can take-or-leave the wearable part. And I wish there was some need for beautiful swaths of fabric in my life. So, maybe I’ll just make these and leave them hanging off the back of the couch or the kitchen chairs. Beauty is beauty, after all 🙂