Last summer at TNNA I had pleasure of meeting the owner of Baah! Yarns. We immediately started talking about projects and the first thing she handed me was two skeins of the richest, reddest red. Her La Jolla Base in Burmese Ruby. Pictures cannot do this red justice. Well my pictures can’t anyhow. She wanted something bigger than a shawlette and this turned out so much better than I dreamed.
It’s styled very similar to my Cassian or Callais designs. It’s the rounded rectangle model with shaped shoulders – although it really blocks out to more like 5/8ths of a square. It’s hard to explain why, but it sits on your shoulders so perfectly.
This shawl is generous. I’m a good sized girl and this completely covers me and stays on my shoulders. And the shape of it prevents the dreaded butt arrow. The repeats are easy to manage once you get the hang of thing and the cabled picot edge along the bottom is just the icing on the cake.
Sardinian is named for a domestic breed of sheep from the island of Sardinia. It is the first of the Seven Sheep – seven shawl and shawlette designs all worked up in Baah! Yarn. It is available for individual purchase for $6.00 and as part of the Seven Sheep e-book pre-order for $21.95. If you order the e-book you’ll get one pattern per month until all of the Seven Sheep have been released.
Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)
Yarn: Baah! La Jolla, 400 yards, 2 skeins of Burmese Ruby
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette
Size: Approximately 64″ wide and 32″ deep after blocking
Sardinian is available individually on Ravelry for $6.00 USD
Or as the first pattern of the Seven Sheep for $21.95 USD