I’d like to be able to claim that I knitted this shawl with my cats in mind. Sadly, this was not the case.
I knitted this shawl from some wonderfully crunchy hand-spun yarn. Some of it was even hand carded. A mix of Romney and Perendale wool. I spun it semi-worsted and it came out quite dense.
I thought this simple design – Boneyard by Stephen West – would be perfect for this wool. And I was right. What I should have done, though, is swatch. If I had, I would have known that I should go up a needle size or two. Not to get gauge (that’s not really that important with this shawl), but to ensure the shawl had enough drape to be worn.
The shawl came out a little too stiff and dense to be worn comfortably. But it makes a wonderful cat blanket. Something for them to nap on during cold winter days.
I gave it to them yesterday as an early Christmas present. They approve.