Alexia was knitted in Cascade Yarns Forest Hills which was a new yarn to me. When I requested the yarn from Cascade they were very friendly and sent me some other yarns to try out. And as a result I ended up using another Cascade yarn in the book. Alexia is knitted sideways into a shallow triangle. Knit until you've used up half the yarn then start the second half of the shawl. This makes it easier ot substitute the yarn if you need to.
Gillian is another one of my favourites. If you find shawls difficult to wear because they keep sliding off then Gillian is for you. It has the delicate look of a beautiful shawl but it's a poncho so it stays put. Gillian is knitted in Sweet Georgia Merino Silk Lace as a rectangle which is folded in half and seemed to create a poncho. Very easy and lovely to wear.
Did you know that it's Yarn Shop Day on Saturday? I'll be at Spin a Yarn talking about my book and helping you with your knitting problems. I'll there from 10.30am to 2pm so do pop in and see me. Spin A Yarn are planning a yarn bombing event and are asking that you bring a knitted square of any size. If you do you get 10% off any yarn purchase on the day. What about donating some of your old swatches?