I created Winter Thyme to satisfy my love of knitting shawls, but I find traditional triangle shawls difficult to wear, so I designed Winter Thyme to have an asymetrical crescent shape that drapes easily around the shoulders and can be worn as a shawl, wrap or scarf. It has a simple repeating ripple lace pattern and uses four colours of TJFrog's Shorelines & Strata 4ply yarn.
I first met Tania of TJFrog at the British Wool Show in Thirsk last summer and fell in love with her beautiful yarn. I loved the natural grey against the three specially dyed mini-skein pack and just knew I had to knit this into a striped shawl for Winter Blooms.
Winter Thyme is quickly knitted up in an easy garter stitch pattern with short row shaping to create the crescent shape. The lace pattern is based on a very simple traditional feather and fan pattern, suitable for adventurous beginners.
Happy knitting and keep warm, winter has definitely arrived,