Garter stitch and a Mother's love

Could you imagine anything more comforting and warm?  Our friend Jenny recently finished a shawl for her daughter who is expecting.  And we just love how it turned out.  We can't imagine a more thoughtful gift.cranberryJenny knit up Marie Segares' FREE Easy Cranberry Shawl with about 2 1/2 skeins of Juniper Moon Moonshine on US 9 needles.  This delicious yarn includes a blend of 40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, and 20% Silk.  This will ensure a delightfully soft fabric that has a bit of shine that will ensure those cables pop with crisp clarity."This project is perfect for a novice shawl knitter because it is predominantly garter stitch and will not require much blocking to keep the fabric flat and even. The mirrored, plaited cables on the spine keep the shawl interesting and add a unique touch to the simple fabric."This could be an ideal intermediate project for a knitter eager to try their first cables.  Just think of it, those cables represent the only wrong side purl stitches in the entire project!  What fun!