In Ireland there are so many sorts of rain, and so many ways to describe the wetness. At one end of the scale there’s the soft day, where the rain’s so light and stealthy that you never see a raindrop and yet end up damp all over. After a week or two of this barely-rain you’re still not actually wet wet, but still suspect that you’ve become a fertile medium for moss. At the other end of the rain scale it can be lashing, pelting, pouring, hammering - or the weirdly threatening raining forks and knives.
Here’s a shawl that celebrates the extremes of the rain. It starts with those heavy raindrops that leave you soaked to the skin in moments. The weather clears a bit, to just a soft day. And we end up with an edging of raindrops glistening in the emerging sunlight.
This is a lovely relaxing knit.
This shawl kit contains all the yarn you need - one skein each of Caitin Silk (400m, 100gr, 100% silk) and Caitin Fluff (400m, 50gr, 65% kid mohair, 35% silk) - plus, of course, the pattern.