I recently finished my Hilltop Shawl by Helen Stewart. I knitted this with the pattern and yarn that Helen generously gifted to those of us that attended the Curious Handmade Country House Retreat that I posted about here. I very much liked the patterned rows in this shawl and decided to extend them; the only issue was that I lost at the game of yarn-chicken!
I frogged a couple of rows and managed to complete the shawl with just over 2m to spare!
I gently blocked the shawl as I didn't want to lose any of the lovely squishiness of the yarn, which is The Fibre Company's Cumbria Fingering in the colour way Eden Valley.
These photos show the yarn colour in the best light and highlight just how big my shawl turned out.
I have another shawl on my needles at the moment and this one I am calling the TARDIS. This is a very different design to my usual aesthetic. In May we are going to Comic Con in London as a family and having previously seen this shawl pattern, I felt that it was the right accessory for the event. I searched the net for 2 skeins of police box blue and found this lovely yarn by one of my favourite indie dyers, fivemoons.
I immediately prepared the yarn and cast on.
The lace section is called the Time Vortex and was enjoyable to knit. I have increased the length of part to make a longer shawl with more depth at the back.
I blocked the lace to make it easier to pick up the stitches along the curved edge for the TARDIS section.
I plan to change to border too, from a ribbed section to lace. I am considering this border and Kristina has kindly sent the chart to me.