With the Melbourne weather so variable at the moment, I’ve chosen a lacey shawl for the warmer weather, and a warm ‘scoodie’ for the lingering winter weather.
The Gypsy Shawl, by Sarah Hatton, is a simple lace traingle shawl knitted from the top down. You start with a few stitches, then steadily increase until you end up with lots of stitches in the final edging row. Patience is required on these long rows, but your efforts are rewarded with this light-as-a-feather wrap. Dress it up or down, this shawl is great for covering your arms on those slightly cool summer nights.
The Fisherman Cable Hoodie Scarf by Pam Grennes will keep your head and neck toasty warm in the remainder of our winter weather. Crocheted in two pieces with straight forward construction, the cables and bobbles give this ‘scoodie’ a nice textural surface. The instructions include many pictures to help you if you are unfamiliar with the stitches/techniques used.
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