Wednesday, May 15, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I finished and blocked a new shawl.  It seems I was so busy with New Hampshire Sheep and Wool and the Boston Strong colorways that I never posted about it.

Draupner Shawl.  In case you're wondering, the name refers to a type of wave.

This design uses short rows to create a crescent shape.

The advantage to this shape is that it's easy to wear and stays in place.

The pattern is worked from the bottom edge up.

Each scallop is created separately using short rows.  Then they are all joined together, and the body of the shawl is worked to the top. Draupner combines a bit of lace and a garter ridge pattern for an interesting project.  I was surprised at how quickly it knit up.

The yarn is Dirty Water DyeWorks Lillian, colorway Depression Glass.

The magic of short rows.

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