(It’s so much easier to copy and paste from my blog, so please forgive the length and number of pictures…although having lots of pictures of patterns can be helpful sometimes.)
I have a friend who lost her husband after a year and a half battle with melanoma. He was 35 and in the prime of his life.
I had, for a few weeks, planned on beginning a comfort shawl for his wife, should the need arise (you always have hope that the cancer will go into remission); however, Steve passed away rather unexpectedly, so I got to work a little sooner than I’d originally intended.
The yarn is Bernat Baby Sport Solid. I asked Christina to surprise me with a color since she has oodles of the stuff, and she generously sent a skein to me in the mail…
As soon as I received it, I got to work.
It took me about three weeks to finish it…school obligations interfered with a speedier completion.
But, finish I did, and although acrylic yarn is rumored not to have a “memory,” I blocked it anyhow. I needed to uncurl the edges of the seed stitch border.
What resulted was a shawl that drapes nicely over the shoulders.
The sport weight yarn coupled with the size 10 needles made this a less-than-bulky shawl…perfect for nippy days.
The style is simple but sweater-like, with seams running down both shoulder blades…
I really wound up liking this pattern, even if I did have doubts along the way. I love the seed stitch border, and I love the arrowhead lace pattern that adorns the bottom of the shawl.
Quite honestly, I love everything about it!!
Thanks for looking!!