Yup, that’s the beginning of my Faroese shawl above! It doesn’t look like much, but it will soon.
Here’s how I got to this point.
Remember that translation that I found at the library book sale of the Faroese shawl book? Well, I tracked down an copy of the book that didn’t cost an exorbitant amount of money. I went directly to that haven of knitting, Schoolhouse Press. They had it there for a somewhat more reasonable price. I had birthday day money. I bought it. I am now the proud owner of an updated translation and a copy of Bundanaurriklaedid.
I looked through the book, FINALLY now knowing what all the patterns looked like now, along with their respective charts. I was planning on doing the Elspa Katrina shawl already, so I had already bought some Lopi Einband for that purpose.
Yay! I was ready to go! I started to cast on the shawl on November 10, 2015. 526 stitches. Yeah.
This should be quite an adventure. I’m not usually a shawl knitter, but I love ethnic patterns, especially Nordic ones. This is right up my alley.
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