While I tend to favor full shawls over shawlettes or kerchiefs like this, they do have one attribute I like: they’re giftable.
A full shawl represents a serious commitment of time and artistry. And, often, the expense of multiple skeins of yarn. This project takes one skein of just about anything—so you can go simple or sublime. And while it’s not something you could just knock off in an afternoon, you don’t feel like you’ve given a month of your life to its creation. That’s not to say I don’t choose to give lavish gifts of knitting now and then, it’s just that some knitting is easier to gift than others.
This pattern, with it’s perfect balance of simplicity and style, its modest size, and its flexibility to be basic or luxurious, makes ideal gift knitting.
With the last of the eyelet sections completed, I’m nearing the final steps of this pattern. Nothing is more enjoyable than finishing up a gift project and getting ready to delight the recipient. Here’s hoping your experience of knitting The Age of Brass and Steam does the same for you.