The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was the first novel I read, approximately five minutes after I figured out that whole reading business. It has remained a favorite for nearly three decades, and was much loved by many others for a good 75 years before I found it. One of my favorite characters is Susan Sowerby, Dickon and Martha's mother, who kindly looks out for Mary and boldly (but gently) interferes when Archibald Craven needs it.
I chose a lovely yarn that drapes around the shoulders to keep you warm on a rainy night, in a color that reminds me of the way the moors looked when Mary Lenox first saw them—grey, but not quite lifeless after all…
The wide bottom edge is knitted first, end to end, and stitches picked up along one side; short rows are worked to shape the shawl into a crescent.
The size can easily be changed by differing gauge or working a different number of stitches.
Approximately 60 inch wingspan, 22 inch depth