The Brahmin Moth Shawl is inspired by the Owl Moth, a uniquely patterned moth seen in both North and South America. The moth often looks like there are owl eyes on the wings and back, with dark and light lines on the body for a pronounced striping effect.
(Take a look at some very cool images online!)
The shawl is worked as a series of large mitered squares nested on a slip-stitch edge. On small (3.25mm) needles this creates a tight, angled scarf. On larger (3.75mm) needles it can be a lovely draping shawl. The pattern is available on Ravelry for $5.00. See this beauty in person in three different colorways this coming Saturday at Fall Fiber Festival in Hopkins, MN. Not in Minnesota? We’ll have all three samples in our booth in 2016 as we travel to different shows.
Tomorrow: Throwback Thursday, or how Kathleen “learned” to knit!