About KindnessKindness is a beautiful lacy triangular shawl designed by Boo Knits as the fourth and last shawl in the Heartfelt Collection, along with Larksmeadow, Cloudwatching and Homebody. From the designer: 'I love the word ‘kindness’. It conjures up all sorts of thoughts; some people are just intrinsically kind, some people make a conscious effort to be kind whilst others just seem to struggle with the entire concept. On the whole, I think that everyone has the capacity for ...
From the designer:
‘I love the word ‘kindness’. It conjures up all sorts of thoughts; some people are just intrinsically kind, some people make a conscious effort to be kind whilst others just seem to struggle with the entire concept. On the whole, I think that everyone has the capacity for huge kindness and what a world it would be if everyone practised kindness, not just on a daily basis but for every moment of every day. I was reminded of the film ‘Pay it Forward’ recently when a friend of mine mentioned she would pay a kindness forward and she did. The person she paid it forward to then followed suit; I would love to think that the thread continues.
Kindness seems the perfect title for this lovely shawl; knit in Amble by The Fibre Co. it is soft as a kitten and light as a feather. Kindness is the perfect thing to wrap yourself in, surround yourself with, and spend some time creating, in every sense.
I wish you love, happiness and contentment as you knit your new shawl. Wrap yourself in a hug and go forth into the world determined to make a difference with a little kindness each day.’
This top-down, wide triangular shawl with bands of garter stitch between patterned panels has been designed to be worked in Amble by The Fibre Co. Amble is a fingering weight, merino/alpaca mix with the addition of recycled nylon to add strength and durability whilst still being kind to our planet (see, kindness really is everywhere!).’
This project is accompanied by a KAL starting on the 1st April. You can find full details by joining the Boo Knits Ravelry group!
- 3 hanks of The Fibre Co. Amble (70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, 325 m (355 yd) per 100 g hank)
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
The photos show the shawl in the shade Exodus (blue) and Appleby Castle (red). Choose from any shade of Amble as shown above.
83” (211cm) wide, 26.5” (67cm) deep before blocking and 89” (226cm) wide, 34” (86cm) deep after.
You will also need:
- 3.75mm (US5) needles are used throughout
- 4.5mm (US 7) are used for the bind off (minimum 1m in length for the main needles) or needles to create a pleasing fabric – your fabric should not be too dense and should have good drape.
- Stitch markers (with a pair of different ones to marker the centre stitch)
- Blocking pins and mats
- Darning needle