The shawl is finished and pictures were taken only an hr or two before mum showed up to take it on its merry way across the pond for Nanny’s bday.
Pattern:Miss Bennett by Paulina Popiolek
Yarn:Madelinetosh Pashmina in Esoteric
Mods: I knit 44 repeats on a larger size needle. I also added a few rows of garter to the edge of the shawl before binding off to avoid rolling.
Another fabulous pattern from Paulina. I enjoyed knitting the lace first and then I was free to coast through the stockinette portion in no time.
The Pashmina was a joy to knit with, the silk and cashmere content really make this shawl that little bit more special.
I had to buy two skeins to complete the shawl but I had tons of leftovers so I made a beret to go with it.
Pattern:Greenery Beret by Melissa Labarre
This was a quick little knit that looks more complicated than it is. The lace work is a simple feather and fan pattern and looks smashing when blocked.
I quite liked wearing this one. It reminded me that it has been a while since I’ve worn a beret. I may just have knit something new in the New Year.
For now I’m going to relax with no knitting deadlines looming before I decide what to knit next.