when i named this shawl, i was thinking only that the triangular shape and gingerbread-type patterns reminded me of that spot in the eves where the roof peaks—the spot where birds like to hang out.
once i actually looked up the term on the internet, i found so much more interesting information about dovecote structures and history (and we haven’t told david yet, but now i want one of my own). you must take a look after you finish here; it’s fascinating (who knew there was such a thing as pigeon racing??).
there are some dovecotes that look similar to my original vision of them, but generally, they are much more elaborate and tailored to the pursuit of raising birds. my very favorite photo is this interior shot—i was completely pleased to discover this pattern of pigeonholes, or boulins, entirely in keeping with the fabric of my shawl.
shown below: size petite, also in canopy, colorway, macaw, knit by our good friend karolyn
kate and courtney at kelbourne woolens enthusiastically sponsored this project (and the upcoming partner stole, birnum wood, to be released later this week) by providing the luxuriously beautiful fibre company yarn shown here. thank you so much for your generous support!
karolyn and jocelyn eagerly dove into the test knit for this piece and whipped through them so fast it made my head spin. jocelyn used some lovely shetland in a natural color.
karolyn, BTW, highly recommends this yarn and this pattern—just ask her (she’s knit three of them and i swear she’s all set to do another if needed).
(psst, we might do this design later in a baby shawl . . . just sayin’)
david raced the dark and the impending rain on friday evening to bring you these lovely photos and did an excellent job at that.