Kate Middleton's Shawl

Friday, May 11, 2012

Last fall I kept seeing images of Kate Middleton grocery shopping wearing a very pretty green shawl. So when Christmas rolled around I knew that I wanted to knit something for The Boy's Britain loving mother, and I decided to knit this shawl. Unfortunately, I ran into several snaffoos along the way including running out of yarn, having to purchase yarn to be dyed to match my original yarn, and having to wait 2 months for the yarn store to dye my yarn. Luckily, The Boy's mom was very understanding and accepted an IOU for her Christmas present.

Finally, the wait is over:


I actually finished knitting this shawl in March, but I wasn't motivated to finish it off and weave in the ends until this week. To knit this shawl, I used the Cambridge pattern by Carol Sunday and 2 skeins of The Spectrum Collection Fluffy Stuff DK dyed an olive green color. I did do one alteration to the pattern by slipping knitwise wyib instead of slipping the first st of each row purlwise wyif.

Now if only I could get someone to take a photo of me wearing the shawl at a grocery store. I'm pretty sure The Boy's mom is going to love this.

1 comment

  1. The "Boy's Mom" is overwhelmed with honor.

    When my dear grandmother would receive a gift that one of her friends made, she always responded, "What did I ever do to deserve this?" Now I appreciate the sentiment.

    Ten years after she died, I had one of those very real, early morning, Irish dreams and I was sitting in her kitchen where we went through her linen drawer.

    "Mrs. so-and-so made the lace edge on this table cloth. A lady from church made these towels. My sister crocheted these pot holders." It was her memory keeper of all her friends. The drawer was deep and we looked at everything in it. I woke so happy because that's really how we spent our time and because I had forgotten she was dead. It was one of the happiest experiences of my life.

    She taught me creating beauty for another is one of the highest arts of womanhood. I can never thank you enough, Sarah, because, like a dream, you remind me of the long line of caring women and make me look forward to more very happy days.

    Thank you.


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