I love to knit lacy little shawls. They are perfect accessories and provide an extra layer of warmth in the winter or a light layer in the spring and fall when you need an extra something to keep you warm.
But, you know, you can only knit so many lacy little shawls. You know the type — lots of stockinette stitch with a line of increases down the center and along the two edges. Lovely, of course, but sometimes you just want something a little different.
Knowing all of this, you can imagine my delight when I saw Monica’s Herbivore at Rhinebeck last October. I knew instantly that this was a shawl I had to knit. It still has those yarn over increases down the center but it also has them part-way on either side, too.
Really, this pattern is all about texture.
The ribbing texture.
The stockinette texture.
It all shines when you knit with a gorgeous semi-solid sock yarn like this Ball and Skein Super Sock in gray.
It’s almost, dare I say it, masculine. It’s not for him, though, it’s for me me me.