Fo: Brandywine Shawl

Rosemary Hill’s designs always attract me, especially when avidly viewing a fresh edition of Knitty. Muir stood out immediately, as did Waves of Grain and Bitterroot when I saw them. Bitterroot was the first Romi pattern that I actually managed to coax onto the needles, and it has been swiftly followed by Brandywine.

Brandywine is a special pattern – most of the sale price is donated to MSF.

A simple triangle

Simply the most wearable of  shawls; a garter stitch body is knitted from the point upwards, maximising use of yarn, with a stocking stitch lace border and point edging added as you go. It is reminiscent of Aestlight, but the construction is very different indeed.

The overall design is one of geometric simplicity. I can imagine this shawl being worn with just about anything.

All you need is one skein of sock yarn.

Oh, and did I mention – it’s fast.

  • Cast on Date: Feb 8, 2010
  • Cast on: standard
  • Pattern: Brandywine Shawl
  • Pattern Price: $6.50 (of which $5 is donated to MSF)
  • Yarn: Dream in Color – Smooshy
    • Quality: Merino Sock yarn
    • Weight: 4ply
    • Length: 450 yards
    • Amount: 4oz
    • Cost: Can’t remember, other than hideously expensive
    • Colour: Ruby River (pink and purple)
  • Needles: 4mm straights plus one 5mm DPN to cast off
  • Pattern Repeats: 18
  • Size: n/a
  • Blocked: yup
  • Finished Size: I forget
  • Cast Off: purled icord
  • Cast Off Date:Feb 9, 2010
  • Ravelry Project: One in Ten Thousand

I can’t recommend this one highly enough, for all sorts of reasons. Everybody should knit one! Help Romi sell her 10,000 copies and raise a bunch of cash for Haiti.

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