Shipwreck Shawl by Bethany Kok
I know, his is a big project, but it is so beautiful. I saw the finished pattern at my LYS Tempe Yarn. It was beautiful. One of the employee's has MS and knitted it as a raffle prize to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. I duly purchased a ticket, and lost.
This pattern was created by Bethany Kok in 2009. She is a very talented young designer. Bethany has a blog here at knittingharpy and welcomes you to follow her.
So now a I have Shipwreck envy. I couldn't stand it. And then a friend of mine came over and told me she was going to make this shawl and picked out an OPYF yarn for it. What a great time to start this project! My friend is highly experienced knitter who knows how to knit lace. I, am an awful lace knitter. "Ah ha," I said. This will be the next KAL!
The other good news about this pattern is that it is a FREE download from knitty.com. Here is the link to the Shipwreck Shawl pattern.
I have decided to use the new yarn from Handmaiden Fine Yarns called Marrakesh. The color I chose to use is named Spruce.
Now, knowing how often I have trouble with lace, I am giving until the end of the year to finish this project. That will give me some time to throw in some other KALs along the way.
PS- If you want to use this yarn for your shipwreck Shawl, please email me and I will send you a discount code that is good through the month of June.