I released a new pattern today. It is free and available on Ravelry. Just follow this link to get yourself a copy of the file.
You can make this small shawl in any yarn you choose. Here is what I did:
I used one ball of Einband yarn. The yarn is produced in
Icelandic wool, by the Alafoss (Istex) company. Each ball weights 50 grams and
is 273 yards. The sample used just one
ball, in a color that matched Lucy’s eyes, but feel free to use more if you want
a larger piece. Lucy was actually as
soft as cashmere and had a double coat.
Icelandic sheep also have a double coat, but are not particularly
soft. They are very rugged and can
survive the Icelandic winter in style.
We took to calling them BadAss sheep on our recent trip and Lucy shared
that same quality. Small package, big
attitude, strong will. I might knit a
second sample in fine, gray cashmere and use a few purple crystals, because she
-I am working on a second sample in Malabrigo Silky Alpaca and will share photos once I finish.
This piece was inspired by the Hallgrimskirkja church, which I visited recently while traveling in
I dedicate this project to my darling cat, Lucy (affectionately known as LucyFur) who died on March 26th, 2013. She was my constant companion, lap warmer and blocking assistant and she will be terribly missed. She was a tiny kitty, weighting in at just over five pounds, but her purrsonality was enormous. Please consider making a small donation to the Humane Society of New York if you enjoy knitting this project. You can make the donation in Admiral LucyFur’s memory, and they accept PayPal. Meow on sweet gray girl…