The Illud Shawl
The Illud Shawl has to be one of the easiest things I have ever made. For 90% of this project you are doing the same thing every row in beautiful, mindless garter stitch. The beauty of this design lies in the 2-ply cashmere. It is simultaneously soft & sharp. The cashmere blurs the stitches a bit but the picot bind off adds a little bit of crispness to it. The name “Illud” comes from the latin translation of points - a name that is cool & sophisticated, just like the shawl.
The shawl is an easy bottom-up triangle that maximizes every yard of cashmere. If you’re going to buy a luxury fiber, you know you want to use every inch! I think at the end of the sample I only had about 24” of yarn left. The picot edging takes a little longer to work than the traditional bind off, but once you get started it becomes pretty rhythmic.
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