Since this is such a special birthday and occasion, I wanted to knit something for Sakina that would be a bit luxurious and remind her of our friendship whenever she wore it.
|Madelinetosh Pashmina in Composition Book Grey|
I've had some Madelinetosh Pashmina in my stash for a little while now and decided that this would be the perfect little bit of luxury to use. I cast on and slowly but surely a sweet little triangular shawlette developed. It's a fairly basic pattern, one you've probably seen a million times, but as I wanted something less lacy and more dense, I chose to knit the increased YOs through the front loops rather than the back loops. I love the result.
The color of the pashmina is a grey blue and I think this shawlette will look beautiful tucked under a jacket or coat. With its dense fabric, it's incredibly warm. Perhaps with a shawl pin, it can also serve as a nice shoulder cozy for a simple cocktail dress. If you have a bit of gorgeous pashmina or cashmere, I've included the pattern below, in case you need a shawlette in your wardrobe, too.
|Doesn't Miranda look like a retro starlet in this photo?|
Happy Birthday, Sakina! I hope you enjoying wearing it for years to come.
400 - 425 yards of cashmere or pashmina
US 4, circular (29 - 32 inches)
Cast on 5 stitches and knit two rows.
Row 1: knit 2, yo, pm, knit 1, yo, knit 2
Row 2: knit all stitches making sure to knit into the front loop of the yos.
Repeat these two rows, taking care to slip the marker in row 1. Knit until you near the end of the the skein, making sure you have enough left for binding off. BO all stitches and weave in ends.