There are many beautiful spots on our farm in Oklahoma, and while we’ve built a house here, there is evidence that we were not the first to do so. We’re aware of a couple of spots on the acreage where small houses once stood, though nothing remains but negative space among the trees.
One such location stands on a rise between the creek and a shallow canyon. I like to imagine that the trees here, though now mature, were once planted by the homesteaders, arranging for shade from the harsh summer sun and a break from the cold north wind of winter.
The Secluded Copse Shawl incorporates leaf and thicket motifs as well as several paths.
I hope wrapping yourself in your finished Secluded Copse Shawl will give you the same satisfied and happy feeling as the homesteaders of yesteryear.
This shawl was knit using Lost City Knits Wool/Tussah Silk Fingering Weight Yarn in colorway Secluded Copse. 400 yards and a size 6US needle. Finished size (using 350 yards) was approximately 57 inch wingspan and 27 inch center spine. Knit from the bottom up this shawl could easily be expanded to a larger size.
The pattern can be purchased here for $5.00 as a Ravelry download.