I had this half memory of Holly Hunter, in The Piano, being pensive-and-shawl-wrapped on that wet New Zealand coast [ which couldn’t be much more different that the wilds of rural Victoria in the height of Summer ] but when I did an image search on the Almighty Google, I discovered that she wasn’t wearing a knitted shawl at all

but she should have





my own design, improvised in the spirit of the classic Faroese shawls but from the top down*. I could ramble on about what went into designing something like this, but truthfully the recipe is pretty much Vogue Lace Stitch Dictionary + maths = shawl

Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply in Purple Storm

5.5mm KP needles



* apparently Faroese shawls are knitted from the bottom up


a] I didn’t know that


b] I like top down construction, so it wouldn’t have made any difference if I had known.


6 thoughts on “Two

  1. Dorothy says:

    Wow .. what a gorgeous shawl. Bet it will be lovely and warm too.

  2. Maria says:

    That is gorgeous Beautiful pattern So clever to design it yourself

  3. Lynne says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous! Will you be making the pattern available – pleeeeeeeeeeeez?

  4. marcie says:

    Beautiful – and the shawl is lovely too!

  5. gayle says:

    Lovely shawl! And there’s the poor girl posing in wool in summer again…
    She really does love you!

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