Litla Dimun by Cheryl Oberle, in the book Folk Shawls »
InstructionsThere are some decreases in the center panel that are shown wrong in the chart. They should be in one more stitch. If you have an older version of this book be sure to check out the errata on interweave.com.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Ethnic
Wool fingering weight yarn that I overdyed.
What was your inspiration?
These shawls intrigued me. The Faroese shawl is a traditional shawl from the Faroe Islands. The shawls always have the center back panel and shaping across the shoulders that help keep the shawl in place on the wearer's shoulders.
What are you most proud of?
I overdyed some yarn that was in very light colors with food coloring like you would have in your kitchen for making frosting. I love the dark plum colors that I got.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
There is lots of garter stitch which I find relaxing but don't get so relaxed that you forget to do the lace in the center panel! Ask me how I know...