1.18.2013

Margaret Dashwood Shawl

I was channeling the spirits of some of my favorite Masterpiece Theater heroines during the knitting of this shawl. You know, Jane & Tess & Cathy. I imagined myself facing a cruel world and the harsh elements with nothing but a long, sweeping gown and a rustic wool shawl for protection. Hand knitted, of course. Unfortunately, the only long, sweeping gown I own is an ll bean flannel nightgown.


While most certainly warm, it was not quite the tragically romantic look that I was going for. Better stick with a simple top and jeans ;)


This was a fun pattern to knit. Very easy to memorize but not boring. It was knitted with Patons Classic Wool, a nice basic yarn. I am really pleased with how it turned out & with the fact that it is long enough to criss-cross in the front. I added a big wooden button to keep everything in place.


It has one of my favorite animals woodburned onto it, a sweet little hedgehog.


Have a great weekend everyone!


(linking up with FO Friday)

18 comments:

  1. Tien, you are so many kinds of awesome I can't even count. Love the gorgeous shawl, especially as paired with your version of the long flowing gown. Though I do agree you should probably wear some pants when you go out. Happy weekend!

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  2. The shawl is really beautiful. I love the classy grey yarn, but the button - oh my goodness that is just fabulous.

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  3. Love it! Especially the crosscross, back fastened design. Looks wonderful on.

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  4. Oh wow, I think it is just lovely! That button is too wonderful.

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  5. It looks great! That will definitely keep you warm as you wander the moors :)

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  6. Thanks for making me smile this morning ... loved your post. Hmmm, I was gifted a truckload of Patons Classic Wool this Christmas, and I just might join you in channeling those romantic heroines!

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  7. Lovely! The button is adorable.

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  8. I think you accomplished your vision, even without the gown. This shawl is wonderful. I really like the way it wraps and stays in place with that button closure.

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  9. Great shawl, and wow that button is awesome. :)

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  10. Absolutely lovely - I am going to go put that pattern in my queue!

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  11. The button definitely makes the whole piece come together! Love it!

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  12. Lovely shawl! The button is the cutest ever - love it!

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  13. I adore this! What a clever idea adding the button. I actually just shared your version with my Downton Abbey Swap group, for people still looking for ideas! Great job!

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  14. It looks awesome! And your button is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. What a fun project.

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  15. I love that shawl, into the queue!!!

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  16. love love love it!!! and it stays in place....the best!!! yep, into my favs too!!!

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  17. Aloha,

    Luv the button! Hedgehogs are so cute, but alas cannot be found in the US.

    Where did you purchase the button? I'd luv to get some for my projects.

    Mahalo.

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    1. I bought the button from fionamacneil on etsy. She has a lot of great buttons and jewelry in her shop.

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