Birds of a Feather Shrug
Lately I have noticed a resurgence in the popularity of Cowichan sweaters. I love the vintage quality they have. The browns and taupes with their earthy designs. I was inspired to create something like it for myself. I wanted something a bit lighter so I could wear it more often (it’s rarely cold enough to warrant the original thick sweater around here). So a shrug was just right.
I am also inspired by the charming image of birds. Once I started looking for them began to see them everywhere, stamps, paper, fabric, and of course, in the sky. These birds sit contentedly on a branch looking at each other. They are birds of a feather.
This shrug was knit with 12 skeins of Mirasol Sulka (a lovely combination of wool, alpaca, and silk in a 16 stitch gauge) in truffle (9), cocoa(1), and snow white(2) and was knit on US 9 (5.5mm) needles.
PS. Thanks for being my model Anja!