A new shawl project

Time to share another one of my New Year’s Day cast-ons! I’ve been wanting to start the Scottish Highlands shawl for a few weeks, since I saw it on Instagram. It calls for two skeins, and I got a skein of yarn as a Christmas gift that was absolutely perfect for the main color. Stash diving produced a nice contrast for the lace, and I was off to the races!

The purple is Gnarled Paw Frida Helix, which is a deliciously yummy merino blend with 10% cashmere and I’m absolutely loving it. The white is sock yarn from Honey Girl Farms but it feels nice and squishy. So basically this project is just making me very happy. And I needed something happy tonight because I had to go back to work today and I forgot my laptop at home so I had to drive back and get it plus I had to talk to people and I got out of the habit of that over the holidays. Thank goodness there is knitting, that’s all.

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday.

12 thoughts on “A new shawl project

  1. How strange the designer has called it the Scottish Highlands shawl when the inspiration picture is Hollywood Abbey which is in Edinburgh, which is most definitely not in or even near the Highlands. However, name aside this is a beautiful pattern and the yarns are those delicious colours I love so I’m sure it will be fabulous.

  2. I started my day by knocking my coffee mug into my open knitting bag. My current project was seven rows from being finished, and was sitting in the top of the bag. Fortunately, the “damage” wasn’t too bad and I was able to fix things. Still, what a way to start the morning! I love the look of this shawl. For some reason my mind thinks, “beads” when I look the lace border. Don’t know why … I’ve never beaded anything. I’ll look forward to seeing your progress.

    • Oh dear! I’m glad your project wasn’t completely ruined and I hope the day improved! Beads would be gorgeous on the border but I’ve never done it either and I’m afraid I would find it too fiddly!

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