...from little acorns grow.
Thanks to India I can now get my head round the main part of the pattern for the Oak Leaf shawl. She patiently sat and tutored me as I had a go at a practice swatch at Sunday's knitting meetup.
I knew she was the very woman to help, having admired her version for some time.
I did my practice swatch in some Rowan Scottish Tweed, shade 29 which I've been using as a contrast on Miller from A Yorkshire Fable under India's firm but caring gaze. The Scottish Tweed looks nothing like the colour in the Rowan pop-
up and would actually have been ideal for the shawl, except I needed to keep it for the rest of the detail on my Miller.
So, I've plumped for this lovely blend of greens and rusts in the "Rustic" colourway of Rowan Tapestry and I think they really suit this pattern, resembling as it does an autumnal oak tree on the turn. And yes, the similarity between the colours of this, and the Green Man in the last post, are not lost on me.
I am now motoring with this, but I must say I could've sat poring over the pattern until doomsday without the penny dropping.
Thank goodness for knitting friends who can show you the ropes. @-;---