May 13, 2010

Shetland and Shawls

We would like someday (when, for instance, the Icelandic ash cooperates) to go to Scotland and visit the Shetland Islands. From sheep, to mills and museums, to the Jamieson and Smith storefront, it would be a visit steeped in Shetland history (in which Shetland wool and traditional knitting played such a vital commercial role).
In the meantime, I have ordered Jamieson and Smith's sample cards, and used a Canadian laceweight yarn to produce a small shawl pattern (just the right size to be worn as a neck scarf) designed by that clever little lass, Ysolda.

Pattern: Ishbel
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Silver Label Mulberry Silk
Color: Amber
Needles: 4.0 mm addi Turbo Lace

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