Saturday, 16 July 2011

Marguerite loves Sophia

Introducing Marguerite, worked in a single skein of the delectable Sophia 2ply. So simple to knit and yet so effective.

I made a prototype of this shawl about a year ago and promptly forgot about it, until I heard whisperings on the Posh Yarn group about Sophia, aka the yarn of yarns. Made from 100% cashmere, it’s heavier than your average laceweight, with body and loftiness to it. I coveted this yarn. I wanted some for myself. I just had to try it.

I splashed out and bought a small skein, which weighs in at 55g (1.9oz) and 366m/400yds. But what to do with it? I remembered Marguerite and thought, for Sophia's sake, it was worth my while starting again from scratch.

It was a really windy day when we took the photos - I could barely get the shawl to stay still. My husband laughed at me from behind the camera (so what's new?). He said it looked like I would take off any minute. I replied that it wouldn't surprise me all that much if I did.

Since the shawl uses the daisy stitch pattern, this one is named for my newest niece, Daisy, who is herself named for my grandmother Marguerite.
Marguerite is available as a Ravelry pattern download.