I am very pleased to announce that I have a pattern for sale!
“Where the rushes grow on the edge of the water” - that’s how the Natives named the place in Québec, famous for the novel of the same name by Anne Hébert and even now called one of the most beautiful villages in the province.
Left and right of the small pattern rivulet in the middle of this shawl, the leafy pattern – while not exactly rushes - ‘grows’ row by row into the triangles that will envelop your shoulders and keep them warm. I deliberately did without a scalloped edge and finished with a picot bind-off since I do like to wear my shawls as scarves – they get scrunched up and worn in damp weather, and there is nothing more futile than a lovingly blocked scalloped edge that gets rained or snowed upon.
The pattern includes instructions for the lace weight version as well as the fingering weight version. I used my hand spun lace weight but any lace weight yarn with 640 yds or more is enough to knit the smaller version. For the larger version I used two balls of Silk Garden Sock yarn, about 600 yds.
smaller version 58” (from tip to tip)x22”
larger version 70” (from tip to tip)x26”
You can buy the pattern as direct download in my ravelry store if you feel so inclined, or click on the 'add to cart' button on the sidebar and pay by Paypal. I'll send you an email with the pfd of the pattern after payment is received.
Many thanks to Mary and Jessie for playing model and allowing me to take pictures!