Keeping It Green
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. While I was in North Carolina, my niece told me about a great way we can each help our environment. Change the Margins asks us to adjust the default margins on our Word documents. Penn State University has determined that by making the change from 1.25" to .75" their institution could save "72 acres of forest and over $120,000" a year! My kids are going to each of their schools and asking them to make the change. We are doing it here at home. Perhaps you will consider passing the word along too.
Evelyn Clark's "Shetland Triangle" is one of the simplest triangular shawl patterns. In my eyes, it's also one of the best. It shows off beautiful yarn so well, and works in a variety of weights.
I like my shawls a little bigger than the called for size, so each time I've knit it, I've added a few extra repeats. I worked 11 repeats of the body chart for this one. Even in the worsted weight yarn that I used my shawl only measures 26 x 62". Although, I probably could have pulled a bit more when I blocked it.
The yarn is a merino silk that I dyed over the summer. I posted a photo of the yarn and asked for ideas of what to knit with it. Brenda suggested the Shetland Triangle, referencing Jared's, Sundara Silky Merino version. Quite a few others agreed. For me, it didn't take much convincing. Between the beauty of Jared's work and my already established love of the pattern I knew instantly that my readers were right.
Pattern: Evelyn Clark's Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style
Yarn: 50/50 Silk/Merino that I dyed back in July
Needles: US 9, Knitpicks Options
Finished Size: 26 x 62"
Notes: I used a heavier than called for yarn and knit extra repeats of the body chart.