This has been one of the most enjoyable projects I have completed thus far, mostly because it requires a lot lot lot of knitting very simply and finally drops the stitches that create the laddering effect in the very last row. It’s a very satisfying experience to see it all come together so quickly after quite a bit of work. Here are some detailed shots of the laddering.



This shawl was made for my friend who isn’t coming back to school next year. I’m sending it off to her tomorrow, and I really hope she loves it as much as I do.


I used Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn in Ranch Red. It’s a spunky red-orange color that I think reflects her personality.


I also think it’s a wonderful summer-to-fall shawl because of it’s bright color and open pattern. The laddering makes it lighter, ideal for a wedding or formal event that so frequently pop up during this time of the year. By the same token, this shawl could easily be worn while curled up next to a fire with a good book or with friends.

The recipient of this shawl is also a dancer, so I assume it will also be used as a glamorous warm-up garment. She can wrap it around her shoulders and throw it off when it’s time to go on stage.


This project took quite a bit of time, but I am so thrilled with the result. Now I just have to wrap it up and send it off!