I have procrastinated about knitting or crocheting a shawl for ages.
I don’t see myself as a ‘wrap myself in a shawl’ type of gal. I’ve admired them as great works of beautiful complicated knitted lacework but had no real desire to drape one around my shoulders aka ‘Old Mother Hubbard’. At least not in public.
Then I realised that they didn’t have to be worn like that at all. That actually they would perfectly fill that v shaped gap in the top of a jacket, made chilly by the autumn air, without bulking up around the neck. Duh!
I came across this unisex Stephen West pattern for the Day Break Shawl on ravelry.
A perfectly simple knit that would, in cream and blue, slip right into my wardrobe.
It was a perfect travelling companion over the last week
Having taken an awful long time to knit a scarf on a previous occasion and found it itchy next to my skin I took great pains to make sure I could actually wear this.
When my OH asks me ‘what are you knitting now?’ I say, ‘a scarf’.
‘Oh’, he says. ‘Why is it curving?’
He wouldn’t understand ‘shawl’.
Love Lucie x