The evergreens in our garden provide an anchor for the flowering trees and plants. The white pine are a particular favourite of mine, whether it be the large stand of ancient white pine at the edge of the gardens, to the smaller weeping white pine by the front path, they all form an important part of the landscape. Year round, I love to hear the sound of the breeze rustling in the pine needles, as I walk through the garden paths. The lacey pattern in this shawl reminds me of the soft white pine needles.
The shawl is worked in one piece from the neck down, starting with a cast on. The stitches are increased, allowing for the pattern to spread out and sit nicely on the shoulders. The cables and lace pattern of the body gradually transitions into a lace edging. A crochet bind off provides a suitable finish to the lovely lacey edge.
This shawl is special to me. It has been a work in progress for almost a year. I wanted to make something very special with this gorgeous mink/cashmere/silk yarn hand dyed by my friend Tabi of Sericin Silkworks. You can see all her fibre and yarns in her Etsy store here.