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Scottish Thistles shawl

Scottish Thistles shawl.
Scottish Thistles shawl.

Wrapped in the warmth of Merino and cashmere, this lovely Scottish Thistles shawl will feel like a nurturing hug while you are wearing it. The lovely natural-colored, winter-white yarn is offset with a touch of gradient purple recreates the appearance of a field of Scottish Thistles. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or dress up a neutral business suit, either way, this shawl is a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.


Notes on project:

This project was so much fun. It’s my second Scottish Thistles knit, and I love the result. I’d dyed one cake of Knit Picks Bare Capretta yarn to use for the gradient edge, then used the other cake in its natural state. The stitch definition of this yarn is perfect for this intricate pattern. I made some minor modifications this time around, ending up using a 9-stitch nupp for extra poofyness. I also used a few CDD stitches instead of SK2P for the teardrop shape and finished it with a crochet picot bind off. I’ll admit it now, this one almost didn’t make it to the store. I had to have a stern talk with myself about how full my shawl drawer is and how this really should go in the store. Still, it was a tough call.

Color: Creamy winter white to purple gradient
Size:  Measures 46″ from edge to edge on the neck selvage, 120″ across the bottom edge, 22″ deep.
Material: 80% Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Gently hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.

Scottish Thistles shawl.
View worn as scarf.

Scottish Thistles shawl.
Close up of Thistle edging.

Scottish Thistles shawl.
Folded for color view.

Scottish Thistles shawl.
Full view of shawl.

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This shawl has sold. 🙂 

*Special thanks to Anne-Lise Maigaard (Scottish Thistles shawl) for creating such a lovely pattern.