After ten months of knitting (a little here, a little more there), the Danish Tie Wrap Shawl is off the needles and on the shoulders ~ two sets of shoulders, that is! Sunshine is as delighted by the finished wrap as me. An easy knit for sure, but any shawl project winds up being a slight slog as I never seem to have the time to sit down and really immerse myself in it like I’d like. I envy those who can spend an afternoon knitting, curled by the fire while children occupy themselves happily. It simply isn’t like that around here, though maybe in another five or ten years! However, I do find a few moments here and there which amounts to maybe fifteen stitches at a time, usually.
But, it was well worth the wait. I have wanted to knit a wrap shawl for a few years, but couldn’t settle on the style. And then, I was so undecided about the yarn…I think I waited on that for a year and a half!
I like this pattern because the curve on the inside hem of the shawl follows the body, preventing it from sliding down the shoulders like other wrap shawls are apt to do. It is a tidy fit, too, and doesn’t look sloppy once tied in back.
It really is a lovely thing to wear a shawl and have both arms free…a very practical advantage to most other shawls I’ve worn. Another feature I like so much is the crocheted edge twist in contrasting colours…I admit I was a little hesitant to give it a try as I’m not a crocheter, but it was ever so simple, really. I fussed with it until I found the gauge I liked and then spent the better part of a week adding the decorative border all along the edging.
Someone else has spied this shawl…she’s giving me her best big smile to see if we can share…I do believe she’s a little hard to resist, this girl of mine.
Joining Ginny and others doing the Yarn-Along, here.
Ravelry notes, here.
That is a beautiful shawl. I appreciate the hands-free aspect. That’s why I am quite a fan of ponchos that only reach the elbow. I can even cook in them!
I agree that every shawl is a bit of a slog. But worth it!