Ruth’s Shawl

My little sister got married, and as her present I made her a shawl to wear on the big day.

The pattern was released a while ago (excuse my tardy blogging) but here are the details:

Ruth's Shawl

And in pink:

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Ruth’s Shawl – £4.00

We decided on the crescent shape with a plain centre and a lacy border, and I was left to fill in any other details. I have always been drawn to the lovely nupps and gathered stitches of Estonian lace knitting, and this is my homage to those traditional patterns.

I wanted to make the sample out of fingering weight yarn, as the weather in Britain is not predictable in September, so it needed to be nice and warm. It also looks stunning in lace weight (the pink version).

Size:
Finished shawl measures 210cm / 82.5in across by 55cm / 21.75in deep.

Yarn:
Easyknits Smoke, 100g = 335m / 366yds, 2 skeins.
Posh Yarn Eva Lace, 55g = 366m / 400yds, 2 skeins.

Or subsitute with 570m / 625yds lace or fingering weight yarn. I would recommend choosing yarn that will block well.

Techniques:

Tab cast on, reading charts, lace knitting, nupps.