Last fall I was able to attend the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. We drove up out of New York City, enjoying the gorgeous hardwood forests, still green, as it was unseasonably warm for that time of year.
I’ve lived in the western US for half of my life, but I am an east coast girl, born and bred. Nothing stirs my soul like being in a sun dappled, east coast forest. I love the green, I love the filtered light, I love the smell…it’s like being home.
And so the Nantahala Shawl was born. Named after the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina, this top down, crescent shaped shawl has a pleasing mix of simple lace and squishy garter stitch sections and ends with a delicate picot bind-off.