Happy Thursday! This is a Thursday that I have been waiting for quite a while. Through the creation of these colourways, the designing of the shawl and the knitting of the sample, I have been itching for its release. And here it is, the Tower Hill Shawl. These new colourways will be released in the store next Monday!
Designer: Carla Pletzer
Publisher: Georgian Bay Fibre Co.
Published: May 2014
Pattern Category: Neck / Torso - Shawl / Wrap
Demographic: Unisex / Adult
Sizes Available: One size
Suggested Yarn: Hennessy Fingering
Colourways Shown: Tower Hill Green Glass, Vintage Lace, Wrought Iron
Yarn Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
Needle Size: US 7 - 4.5 mm
Yardage: 500 - 650 yards (457 - 594 m)
Help Support the Museum on Tower Hill
$1 from each pattern purchased will be donated to the Museum on Tower Hill’s Ranger Cabin restoration and Heritage Garden project.
Designed to be reminiscent of the 1920’s and 1930’s this shawl design is a tribute to Parry Sound’s Tower Hill and the Ranger Cabin. The triangle shape is accentuated by slipped stitch patterning and knit on lace edging.
This is my first shawl design and honestly I couldn’t be more happy about the end result. The West Parry Sound District Museum and Tower Hill (where the museum is located) specifically are landmarks of great significance in the region. It is also where my studio calls home, in their artist’s room. I knew I wanted to create a palette of colours and design a three colour shawl that was inspired by the museum and was in support of them.
In choosing what colours would suit the museum best I took a tour through the collections and was overcome by these three colours Green Glass, Vintage Lace, and Wrought Iron. Once the colours were found, the shawl design came to me. This shawl, while beautiful in this palette, would look great in any three colours and any fingering weight base. But I must say, Hennessy Fingering in soft green, antique cream, and deep brown-black is inspiring to me.