Monday, November 11, 2013

Autumn of Shawls

      The Thistledown Shawl,  which has to my delight been included in the collection, Dreaming of Shetland, was released this week as part of the third installment of the marvelous eBook. 

       The eBook includes gorgeous designs by many well-known designers, and is a funding project for Deb Robson's dream of following up her work published in the amazing Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook with research on sheep and wool in the Shetland Islands.  Having myself fallen in love with these islands when I taught knitting there in 2001, I was excited to think of Deb working in that enchanted place to bring us, in her inimitable way, more information on the history, wool, and spinning.  Plus I've got a Thistledown Shawl workshop going on Sunday, December 1st, at Knit Knack in Arvada.  Join us!
       More shawls in the news include the many sample Faroese Shawls that will be present at the Faroese Shawl workshop this coming Sunday, November 17th, from 10am-4pm. Knit Knack!

There is a seat open for the Faroese workshop and if you haven't knit one of these brilliantly shaped shawls, come try it out with the in-class project miniature shawl. The Faroese is a traditional triangular shawl that is shaped specifically to stay on your shoulders.... as I said, brilliant!

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