Braidsmaid Shawl

I recently made Martina Behm's Braidsmaid shawl for a swap and fell in love with the pattern. It was really fun to knit - just the right balance of ease and interest. It's mostly garter stitch so limited purling is involved. Phew.

I added a full repeat of body pattern I, making the shawl wider and longer...and using up quite a bit more yarn! I like the resulting size though. It's big enough to really curl up in.

The yarn I used a silk blend yarn from Manos del Uruguay. It was a delight to work with!! It has a soft and shiny texture but still feels cozy and warm.

I usually don't like knitting the same pattern more than once (just like I don't watch movies more than once :)) but I think I'd make an exception for this one. I want to make one for myself!


Tahnee said...

What a beautiful shawl, I really adore the colour you used!

Natashalh said...

Very lovely! I usually only work up the motivation to actually knit when it's cold outside. Needless to say, I haven't knitted much since moving to Hawaii!