Putting the Needles Back to Work

Beautiful Kauni wool yarn
Beautiful Kauni wool yarn

Hot on the heels of my success at the local Rylstone Kandos Show, I’m back to some more serious knitting. Life has settled down a bit now the move is over. I’m doing heaps of knitting to build up stock for my market stall at the Rylstone Artisan Markets, particularly as Winter approaches but feel the need to start some more demanding projects.

Baby steps
Baby steps

My preference is for blankets and lace shawls which enable me to stretch myself as well as focus on techniques, use great yarn and end up with something usable. First cab off the rank is the Feather and Fan Shawl by Eugen Beugler.

I’m using a beautiful and unusual Kauni wool yarn in tones that will work in with a number of rooms in my house as a throw when finished. Hopefully it will make an appearance at another rural show soon.

Feather and Fan
An impressive example of the finished shawl – a central motif surrounded by a feather and fan lace pattern

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