Sunday, May 30, 2010
Robert Powell Shawl
The pattern and history of these shawls was published in Interweave Spin Off magazine Winter 1996. A dear friend of mine pointed me to it. The shawl starts at the tip with 7 stitches, the edges are knit at the same time with the body of the shawl and the top edge is knit sideways at the very end. Four garter stitches are bound off at the end joining one corner.
The shawl is knit in garter stitch all along.
I used some of my handspun yarn, from a blend that Spinderella had carded for me years back. I know it has silk and wool and a bit of glittery stuff and who knows what else.
I had 1200 yds and the shawl took about 400. That means I have yarn left over for another shawl.
I am quite pleased with the results.
The yarn is sports weight and I used US needles size 7.