My cousin is taking a very intense course to become a yoga teacher so lately I’ve been hearing more about yoga than I normally would. She has practiced for quite some time and has all sorts of fabulous tid bits. One thing I did not know (even if it makes sense) is that when you meditate your blood pressure drops making you chilly. Thus she needed a shawl. Well easily done. I am working on a prototype for her, this is what I first came up with. I think it might be a little small from what she was saying but it’s easily adjustable.
I used a fairly simple stitch pattern for the body of the shawl. It kind of reminds me of a Japanese rock garden in a way. I wanted a simple shawl that wouldn’t distract the wearer but add enough warmth. I used beaverslide sport weight yarn and it created an amazingly wooly but light shawl! I tell you that I wanted to keep this so bad, but thankfully I have a ton of this yarn.
I decided against the eyelet increases and am so very glad that I did. I think it makes for a much prettier and un-obstructed line.
I added a little bit of lace at the bottom because it looks super pretty. I like that the ridge detail is mirrored in the lace which is totally an accident, albeit a happy one!
I am going to be writing up the pattern and hopefully have it off to testers by the end of tomorrow then I will post when it is ready for knitting! 🙂
I wanted to thank you all for responding to my spinning fiber post and all your helpful answers. I too love the grabbier fibers not only because they are easier to spin but because they wear so well. I have decided that I am not going to purchase or dye merino. I do have a batch of shetland and BFL to add to my shop, then some more corridale, tarhgee, icelandic and maybe even some jacob!