Trailing Leaves

Quiet, stolen moments…

This shawl design flowed from my needles easily. It was just what I needed at the time as we were preparing for our daughter’s wedding last fall. It grounded me when so much was happening at once. The wedding was held here at home, so you can imagine the work involved. It was a simple, beautiful wedding, and looking at these two, it was all worth it.

So much story is held in our stitches.


Trailing Leaves

This is a crescent-shaped shawl worked in two colors, although it would beautiful in one color as well. I used Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co yarns to create this special shawl. The yarns used have sadly been discontinued, but any of her fingering weight yarns would be beautiful in this shawl.

Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co naturally dyes her yarns using natural dye material. She is able to achieve such lovely colors that seem full of life.

The shawl begins with a garter stitch tab and is worked from the top down. It is a relaxing knit with portions of stockinette, eyelets, and lace. The lace pattern features delicate, trailing leaves.

I used a mohair silk blend held doubled as one my yarns. I only recommend this for very experienced lace knitters. Otherwise, I recommend using fingering weight yarn in one or two colors.