I love this pattern, I love this yarn, and I love the finished item. So darn satisfying when that happens.
The pattern is this one, for a little shawl or a big scarf, called a baktus. It was simplicity itself to make, and caused me no stress at all other than a frustration that I couldn't knit faster and get it done sooner.
The yarn I used is a 4 ply sock yarn called Superba Safari by Rico. I am addicted to sock yarns and would knit everything out of them if I could. I bought this one while I was in Switzerland last year, purely for its beautiful brown and green shades. You can also buy it online from quite a few UK yarn shops if you have a rummage.
I do love shawls, and they are one of the best reasons to enjoy this cool, blustery time of year. Most of the time I wrap myself up in a big, red and blue striped, Cath Kidston shawl, but sometimes I wear a pashmina - I have a pale blue one and a pale pink one. Now I've got the option of my autumn baktus as well, and that makes me very happy.
Other shawl love at the moment consists of:
- this incredible, circular shawl that my mother has knitted for my sister's first baby, due early next year.
- this little leaf-edged shawl
- this bird print shawl from Cath Kidston
- Suse's two most recent shawls - this one, and this one.
- this very pretty foxglove-edged shawl