Guess what I found last week? Okay, so the title of this blog post gave it away but – YES!!!!! – my Wandering the Moor Shawl is wandering no more. I grabbed a sweater off the shelf in my closet last Thursday and low and behold, there was the shawl. It must have clung to the sweater when I put it away the last time I wore it and I’m guessing that was back in October since it’s been missing that long. I’m so happy to have found it! I blocked it, along with 2 other newly finished hand knits, over the weekend so you can expect to see a mini parade of finished knits over the next week. Enough with the babbling, here’s the shawl.
The yarn is Madeline Tosh Merino Light that I got when I visited Margene last September. I cast on for the shawl while I was at the Rocky Mountain Knitters Retreat at the Alta Lodge.
It was the perfect project for knitting and chatting since it was all stockinette for a really long time. The center increases are kfb rather than the typical center increase of a yo, knit 1, yo and I really like the structure that increase provides.
Just when you’re about to lose your mind with all the stockinette knitting you get to start the charted lace section. It’s very straightforward and goes along nice and quickly.
Really, it’s a lovely little shawl and I’m so glad I found it. It’s warm and soft and the color is rich. Even better, it’s loaded with memories of Margene and Kym, Cheryl and Suzy and my time in Utah. You can’t ask for more than that from a hand knit shawl.