Karen, aka Knittywarbler on Ravelry & Instagram, has knitted Wa for her gorgeous granddaughter who is modelling it in these photos. This is another of the many test knits that Karen has done for me in my Ravelry group. Karen is retired and has knitted since she was a child and does not let her illnesses, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, stop her. Wa is knitted in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in Lilac using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needles to the gauge specified in the pattern: 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square.
Wa, was made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and their Tinde pelt yarn. Here is my introduction to the shawl: “A shawl turned into a vest with a back piece, named Wa; Eskimo for ”here it is”. A large Celtic Cable adorns the center with Round cables on each side and small framing cables, on both parts; the shawl and the back piece which is sewn onto main piece at the end. Wear it as a vest, a wrap or a generous shawl around your neck.”
Karen made both parts of the shawl, unlike some of my testers who decided only to make the long top part and not the bottom part for the back or vest part. In the photo above you see the back piece.
Not only has Karen done an amazing job test knitting this shawl, she has also taken these stunning photos! Thank you so much, Karen!