Thursday, 23 July 2015

A couple of Shawls

ShawlA usually square, rectangular, or triangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, or shoulders.

As you can see by the definition for the word, a shawl is a versatile piece of clothing with many uses.  It can be as complicated or as simple as you want; also it can be made with various material's including yarn.

In The Knitting Basket we have a sample shawl made from Estelle Sakura Silk Yarn, which is 50% silk, 30% cotton and 20 % acrylic and comes in 100 gram balls.

We even carry the free pattern so you can make one yourself. 

The Knitting Basket currently carries two colours of the Estelle Sakura Silk Yarn 

We also carry a very wide range of colours of Patons Silk Bamboo Yarn. The yarn is 70% Viscose from Bamboo and 30% Silk and comes in 65g balls.

That yarn would also make a gorgeous shawl, including this pattern and this one.  The Knitting Basket has this yarn on special at the moment, so why not take advantage of this and make yourself a shawl?  The evenings will be starting to get cooler by the end of next month, so wrapping yourself in a shawl while enjoying a summer's night would be perfect.

Just  to let you know,  The Knitting Basket will be closed from July 26 through to August 3, 2015.

I am going on Vacation and I am looking forward to visit with family and friends.

Also here are the Sit and Knit times:

Tuesday knit and sit 10:30 am to  2:30 pm
Thursday knit and sit 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Friday knit and sit 7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday knit and sit 1 pm to 4 pm