My newest design, the Margaret Dashwood Shawl, was just published in Interweave's summer 2012 issue of Jane Austen Knits. It uses just two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed LOFT, which is a delightfully airy woolen spun yarn. This colorway is called Thistle.
The shawl is worked from side to side and the simple garter and lace edging looks stunning in this yarn. It is such a sweet and simple knit that it is suitable for a beginning knitter. You only need to know how to: knit, purl, slip, kfb, k2tog, and yo to complete it, and there are only two sets of 10-row instructions throughout the pattern.
The shawl is long enough to be worn crossed in the back, sonntag style.
But it also looks beautiful just draped across the shoulders.
I liked making it so much that as soon as I sent it in to Interweave I ordered yarn to make another one. I had a wonderful time being a part of Interweave's second issue of Jane Austen Knits, and loved working with the team on this project.