Selkie is off the needles and I am so happy with how this turned out. It is my first shawl and it was an utter joy to knit. I was so lucky to knit along slde Valerie and Michaela in our mini KAL. The three of us each have a very beautiful shawl and have become real knitting buddies, I feel sad to think we won’t be in daily contact, sharing progress, sharing tips (well, they shared their tips with me!)
The shawl features a triangular section knit in garter stitch, so perfect for knitting in front of the TV and ensuring your husband doesn’t feel totally neglected! My husband is totally neglected! The shawl is then bound off and stitches picked up at the edge. This was the only part that I found unnerving as I hadn’t done this technique before. It was absolutely fine but a bit of a confidence game as I wasn’t sure what it should look like and, whilst the ladies reassured me, I was convinced I had got it wrong! After the Latvian Braid, which is a very straightforward, there is a simple but effective lace repeat pattern, broken up by a knit braid section, where the third colour creates the effect.
I think I will be getting lots of wear from this pretty shawl. I just wish the weather would perk up so I can get some nicer pictures.