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Wandering the Moor Shawl

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.




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  1. So glad you found this very special shawl! It is just beautiful and full of memories. Eagerly awaiting your other fo ‘s.

  2. oh it’s lovely! so glad you found it – I know you’ll really enjoy it this winter. I knit mine out of rowan felted tweed (dk weight) and it’s super cozy to wrap up in. I love it!!

  3. It’s beautiful, and every time you wear it you’ll think of your time visiting Margene … and of the humor of ‘losing’ it and finding it!

  4. I knew it would show up eventually! “Wandering” is sort of temporary. (If it was called “The Lost Moors” I’d have been more worried.) It’s just lovely, Carole! Just seeing the photos reminds me of our time in Alta. . .

  5. Found! That’s always the best part of ‘Lost and Found’. And now that we see it, no wonder you were sad about it wandering off. Very pretty.

  6. So glad it’s found…that shawl is too beautiful to lose!

    When I lose something and then search and search I feel a bit sheepish. All I can think of is the Bible story about the woman tearing her house apart to find the lost penny.

  7. Woot woot! So glad you found it. It looks like a nice cozy shawl. And what a blessing to have great memories attached to it.

  8. So pretty! You have such a good eye for matching up shawl patterns & yarns–I can’t tell you how many times your shawls have caused me to revisit and queue a designl that didn’t appeal to me until I saw your version. (Unfortunately I can probably tell you how many times I’ve actually knit the queued shawl…)

  9. My favorite knits are the ones with memories of friends attached. That’s beautiful, and I’m so glad that you found it.

  10. the combination of an absolutely gorgeous handknit and sweet memories of special friends–amazing. I love the center increase and wish I’d used it on a SIP that’s on the needles right now.

  11. Lovely! I’m glad the wanderer has been found. I know that store bought clothing can have meaning, but it’s amazing how a handknit item can really evoke memories (and even feelings) about what was happening while you were knitting it.

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