This handmade shawl is a wearable work of art. It is truly a one-of-a-kind piece with elevated styling notes and a sophisticated palette. The underlying knitting pattern is Exploration Station by Stephen West, extensively modified to include three sections of embroidery.
Toward the nape of the neck, I embroidered subtle chevron details into stockinette. In the section that falls around the top of the shoulders, I embroidered a moss stitch into garter. And toward the base of the shawl, for a bit of drama, I added the Sashiko stitch called Persimmon Flower.
I couldn't be more pleased with how the embroidery enriches the underlying knitting. As the knitting becomes more complex as the shawl expands, so too does the embroidery. I also love how the variegation of the yarn I used for the embroidery adds an element of mystery to the piece, really enticing the eye to linger.
This shawl was knit at a relaxed gauge, meaning that the drape of the piece is exemplary. I love the look of it worn over the shoulders to best display the meticulous details, but it also looks beautiful - mysterious even - wrapped closely around the neck.
Width at widest point: 54" (137 cm)
Depth at center: 18.5" (47 cm)
Materials: There are 4 different color ways in this shawl. A blend of wool and nylon comprises most of the piece, but one skein included 20% silk and another 20% cashmere.
Time Spent: ~100 hours.
Dry clean only.
Return Policy: Great care has been taken to ensure the photos included on this listing reflect the hues of finished piece. However, please note that monitors can display colors differently. The piece was knitted and embroidered in a smoke and pet free environment. The shawl will be sent to you in a ziplock bag within a mailing box to protect the piece from the weather. Given the extensive time taken to create, document and ship the piece, returns will not be accepted for this shawl.
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