Lace wedding shawl

Joanna has been working with Daisey’s fleece to create a wedding shawl for a very good friend. This is the Quarff Triangular Stole and its pattern may be found in A Legacy of Shetland Lace. This stole was designed by Pearl Johnson as an experiment to see how a traditional pattern would fit a non-traditional shape. It is a shawl which is suitable as a shoulder shawl especially for evening wear. Pearl named this triangular stole after the village of Quarff (in the Shetland Islands) where she grew up. I’m not sure how Joanna parts with such things. She births the lamb; raises the ewe; shears, cleans, spins and plies the fleece into yarn; and then knits for weeks to produce an heirloom-quality garment. This Quarff Stole was light as a feather and weighed just 3.8 ounces. My wife knows little rest. She is now working on another shawl, this one is called Filmy Fern which appears in Margaret Stove’s Wrapped in Lace, Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World.




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