In the spring of 2009 Kate Atherley came into the shop to teach a class wearing one of the most beautiful shawls I've seen to date. I instantly fell in love with it and asked her if she had the pattern.
She said she didn't, but would write it up for us and knit a lace weight sample. Within two weeks, it arrived and a popular pattern was born! Emily knit it in a worsted weight yarn - Classic Elite Princess and it has now become our most popular pattern.
The shawl/scarf is a modern twist on a rectangular shawl, inspired by traditional seamen’s scarves. Large and simple lace motifs create an elegant shawl to complement both casual or formal attire. The scarf is constructed using a traditional method. Two identical halves are knitted separately, and then grafted together. Don’t be intimidated by the grafting – it doesn’t take long, and it’s absolutely worth the effort for a seamless look.
You can use just about any yarn to knit this with - customers have used Malabrigo worsted (did ya know - we just got in a bunch of new colours!), Baby Alpaca Sport, and Tanis lace weight!