A while ago, I knitted a sample project for a UK magazine (it will be in the April issue of said magazine, woot woot!) and I got to keep some of the leftover yarn. Who would complain about that? Certainly not me, especially considering that the yarn was a very very scrummy baby alpaca. It felt delicious knitting with it and while I was knitting with it, it was telling me it needed to be a little scarf/shawl/cowl. Something to wrap around your neck to enjoy its deliciousness.
That was back in November/December and it sat in my newly acquired knitting basket for a while, as I could not find the right pattern for this yarn (and the 2 and a half 50g balls that I had). Everytime I was looking into my basket, it was begging me to make something with it, but there was no pattern worth this yarn. Nothing. Then, I stumbled upon Jared Flood’s Romney. I thought, this is it, this is just the kind of pattern I want for this baby alpaca. Then as I thought that I might even buy it, I looked at the price. There was no way I was going to spend $5 for what looked to me like a simple top-down triangle shawl with the odd garter rows. So I picked up my needles, my yarn and went on with it.
I am so pleased with the result! It is absolutely lovely. I added a very simple feather and fan border as I wanted to add a feminine touch – and I seem to see this feather and fan border on every shawlette out there at the moment. I wanted something with textures rather than holes and I managed to achieve just that.
I didn’t write down the pattern, but it is simple enough to remember and / or improvise. If people want it, I could write it down, but it wouldn’t be test knitted and could contain errors. In the meantime, check my notes on Ravelry, it might be enough to get you going.
It’s another project finished and off my list! Woohoo! I’m so happy to see my knitting basket emptying a bit!