Thistle in Bloom
This shawl was inspired by the Thistle. “The thistle is an ancient Celtic symbol of nobility of character as well as of birth, for the wounding or provocation of a thistle yields
The Thistle has a very stubborn and invasive root system, and removing the plant from a piece of ground is not an easy task. If you miss just a little piece of the root, you'll find the Thistles come back in force the following year. It's physical attributes are delicately beautiful flower heads, viciously sharp thorns, it's stubborn and tenacious grip on the land, and it's defiant ability to flourish in spite of efforts to remove it.
The size and shape of the shawl lends itself to be worn either traditionally or draped in a number of ways around the neck, enhancing any outfit for any occasion.
SHAPE: Bottom-up, triangular
NOTIONS: Stitch markers (Optional), tapestry needle for weaving ends.
PATTERN STYLE: The pattern contains written as well as chart instructions. There is a ke