This shawl is one of my favorite designs. It isn’t particularly clever or anything, just… so good and so me.
If you’re thinking of knitting up a Wassailing of your own, here are a few techniques used that might be outside the basic skill-set. First off, there is a bit of cabling, but nothing crazy. You’ll find pretty standard 1/1 and 2/2 cables that most everyone should be comfortable with. Next, you’ll find some bobbles (hello cute little yarn nuggets!). I hear bobble are so “in” right now, which makes me feel more dorky and outside the loop than usual for some reason. I guess I’m too busy to have my finger on the pulse of cool. Last, there is a knitted on fringe edge that is SO fun. This edge is worked as an applied edge to each end — which is the reason for the provisional cast-on — and is then unraveled to create the long loops. For the sample, I left the loops uncut however, you can certainly give yours a nice little trim. Other than that, you’ll see a bit of simple lace, lots of garter and a bit of ribbing. SO MUCH texture.
I’m so excited to have Wassailing back home in time for the weather to turn.
Be well, friends and happy knitting x