A leftovery shawl

DeDitte's Shawl

DeDitte’s Shawl

Not even a yard of our precious cashmere yarn Luxor has to be wasted. This is likely what pushed DeDitte to use up two leftover Luxor balls in a bright red to add interest to her Faroese shawl (a shawl created in the peculiar shape used in the Fær Øer islands). The red stripes in this warm gray alpaca shawl create a contrast that brightens up the whole accessory and make it lively and unique.

Besides, shawls are just the thing when the weather turns warmer but not really warm. They can be used in many ways, worn over the shoulders and draped to the front, the two front ends can be crossed in front and tied in the back to make the shawl more confortable and almost vest-like, or they can just be used as a scarf around the neck.

The pattern used by DeDitte is Rachael Switalski’s Leftovers Faroese Shawl, available for free through Ravelry, and it’s knitted enerely in garter stitch and stockinette stitch, so it’s  aperfect shawl for a beginner. So, go grab your leftovers, get a couple of balls of Luxor and get knitting!

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