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Kerrie's "Spring Garden" Gratitude Shawl
InstructionsKerrie's shawl won me a 3rd place win in the 2010 Orange County (California) Fair. It was a simple knit, using worsted weight organic cotton yarn and size 10 1/2 needles. For the flowers, I checked out my yarn stash and found a variety of worsted weight cotton yarn. Using a little trial and error, I created some of the flowers and the leaves and relied on my library of knitting books and ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Traditional
Worsted weight organic cotton yarn and other assorted cotton yarns
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration was my beautiful, wonderful daughter-in-law Kerrie. When I think of Kerrie, I think of spring flowers, pastel colors and everything sweet.
What are you most proud of?
I made Kerrie's shawl as a Christmas gift for her and decided at the last minute to enter it into the 2010 Orange County Fair's knitting competition. Since I didn't create it for competition, I was proud of my 3rd place win.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I would suggest you start with a basic shawl and use your imagination and inspiration from other designers to create something that reflects the person who will receive the gift.