here in ohio, spring is in the sky and beginning to swell the earth, but we have a ways to go before winter is really over—it is february and windy, so we still have need of our layers.
this cozy shawlette, knit up in a lively fingering yarn, has a nice weight for this time of year.
its mostly solid fabric can be piled up and tucked around the neck to shut out that wind with cozy ripples of garter depth.
or open it up when the suns shines down and let the breeze filter through the shapely lace motifs spaced across its surfaces.
the heavier fabric has a supple hand when knit in a luxury blend that allows it to fall into soft folds; this is a great use for fingering yarn that is too soft or too precious to knit into socks.
i loved knitting with this yarn, which was a gift from wendee at hazel knits when cookie and i visited her studio last spring. it is a really beautiful yarn blend with a lovely hand for knitting delicious accessories; you should try it!
thanks also very much to our good friend phoebe, who helped enormously by test knitting the pattern. you can see her project knit in spirit trail sunna on her ravelry project page (i bet she has an update photo by now, too).
and of course, we are very grateful to helena for spending this afternoon with us on a photo shoot—she is lovely as always and such a great sport, putting up with us! (ruby, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with us or our photo shoot, thank you very much, and stayed way on the other side of the corral for most of it)
david always takes the best photos; thank you so much, dear husband.