Sunday, February 23, 2014


I may have learned when I was visited Iceland that there was such a thing as a traditional Icelandic shawl.

After I visited there, I found a book English title "Three Cornered and Long Shawls"by Sigríður Halldórsdóttir (that's my name in my next life).

It is available from those nice people at School House Press, with of course English translation.

Helene has translated it into French (yes, I was a French major…no…I won't be needing it in French)

I love the natural tones, and last year I found Kauni Effektgarn (yeah, Danish not Icelandic) in natural tones.  Lazy as I am, I thought, that this would work nicely for one of these Icelandic shawls.  I opted to not go with one of Sigurdur's documented patterns, rather, one of Evelyn's, the Icelandic Poppy Lace Shawl

It's large and I rather love it

So in exploring more about Kauni

I find this

and this

and this

Yep, there might be more Kauni in my future...