Wool ramblings: Bridie

As much as I’d like to knit a shawl – just to get an idea of shaping options and/or to try myself at a more intricate lace pattern -, I’m always discouraged by the fact that I’m not a shawl person. I just cannot figure out how to wrap something around my neck in a way that it both looks good and stays in place. Believe me, I tried, I’d lived in Northern Spain for quite some time, and shawls – although not necessarily knitted ones – are an essential part of any woman’s wardrobe there.

That said, a few years ago I discovered that I really fancy shrugs (I’m not quite sure if this is the right word). The kind of shrugs that have the same purpose as a shawl, only they have sleeves to pop your arms in, hence they stay in place and are way less annoying. They are perfect to wear with jeans or skirts or over a dress, when it is not quite as cold that you want to put on a jacket. The only problem is these things are not easy to come by. I managed to buy one a while ago, but its pale apple green colour clearly is not a great match for everything.


Photo credit: Quince & Co.

So, since I started knitting, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for suitable options. And I might just have come across the perfect candidate, Bridie by Bristol Ivy, designed to be knit in Quince & Co’s Kestrel. I quite like the lacey pattern, the length is perfect, and the lovely drape with the slightly triangular shape in the back creates a shawly effect without it truly being a shawl. It would be nice to have this by spring…

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