13,654 knitters can't be wrong

A new sample arrived in the shop last week of a well loved pattern.  Our new Ishbel shawl (designed by Ysolda Teague) clearly illustrates why this shawl pattern is one of the most popular projects around.ishbel 01Ours was knit up on a US #6 needle with a single skein of Anzula's Cloud, in the Sexy colorway.  The fingering weight merino, cashmere and nylon blend captures light beautifully and makes every stitch crisp and beautiful.ishbel 02As daunting as that delicate lace work appears to be, this project is a great one for new lace knitters to consider thanks to Ysolda's helpful tutorials.  She has helpful links for working yarn overs, using charts, and even blocking shawls to their best advantage.And when Ravelry indicates that the pattern has been completed by such a staggeringly large number of crafters, you can be confident that you'll be very very pleased with your results.Stop into the shop and get cast on for a beautiful new shawl that you may want to make again and again.