This wonderful and cosy Dear Green Shawl pattern has been generously donated to the p/hop project by the very talented Anna Fisk (aka narnie83 on Ravelry). Anna submitted this shawl into the Design Competition at Glasgow School of Yarn in 2012 and won a prize with it. We are honoured to have a prize winning shawl amongst our patterns.
This is what Anna had to say about her design:
I love living in Glasgow, but in the winter months, with the relentless rain, cold and darkness, can take their toll. So I’ve designed a cosy behemoth of a shawl which I can wrap around me like a massive hug, reminding myself the reasons why I adore this city.
Glasgow’s name means ‘dear green place’. The city’s coat of arms and motto refer to the stories of its patron saint, St. Mungo: ‘this is the bird that never flew / this is the tree that never grew / this is the bell that never rang / this is the fish that never swam.’
The shawl uses lace motifs representing a bird in flight, a tree, and a bell, ending with the traditional ‘Shetland’ fishtail lace pattern.
My version is worked in a colourway reminiscent of the view of the trees I could see from my window or walking along Queen Margaret bridge in the early autumn: leaves predominately green, with flecks of orange and gold.
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To see what others have made from this pattern, please visit the Dear Green Shawl pattern page on Ravelry. You can also see some of the beautiful shawls knitted during the Commonwealth Games KAL on our blog post: Knitalong Fun
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