H does this LARPing thing on the weekends where she and her friends dress up in medieval style clothing and fight with foam swords that they make themselves. The whole thing is very foreign to me but I do understand the need for things to look correct(ish) to the time period. I thought a shawl would be a handy addition to her wardrobe. I knit this using Kay Meadors Kay’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles Shawl. The yarn is a couple of skeins of Lion Brand Fisherman’s wool in soft cream I had leftover from another project.
The pattern was a simple knit and very well written. I love the way the shawl is tied in back so the ends aren’t just hanging around. The yarn is a bit scratchy but should soften up some once it gets a good soaking and is worn for a while.