Designed by Ysolda Teague

According to Ysolda, "When Miss Babs asked me to design a shawl inspired by my home town of Edinburgh, the first thing I did was exchange my bike for a camera on my commute through the city centre, slowing down to notice details I usually speed past. When I went through the photos I’d taken I began sketching, looking for simple abstract shapes. Over and over I was drawing sweeping arches coming together above intricately detailed windows. I started swatching, attempting to combine cables, lace and ribbing into a combination that would echo those shapes in an intuitive, knitterly way. I wasn’t sure how to end it, until I came across a photo of the Thistle Chapel inside St. Giles Cathedral. The elaborate stone ceiling features columns that spread out into separate ribs — on the ceiling they’re decorated with clusters of carved leaves, but I ended mine with a picot bind off, arranged so the picots are perfectly aligned with the ribs."

Lorimer - Miss Babs Project
Lorimer - Miss Babs Project

Sample Yarn and Colorway:

Our sample was knit in Miss Babs Killington in the colors Edinburgh Castle.

What You'll Need:

You'll need one skein of Killington to complete this project. While the original colorway is no longer available, we think Lorimer would look beautiful in both saturated and lighter colorways!


You can purchase the pattern for Lorimer directly from the designer on Ravelry. All patterns are sold separately and not included with purchase of yarn.

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