This shawl or blanket would make a wonderful and luxurious baby gift or woman’s shawl for the new mom or any woman. It is of Heirloom quality to be treasured for generations.
I handspun angora rabbit fibers into a luxurious yarn and handknit it into this amazing blanket. It was a labor of love and it took me a very long time to complete. It is very important that angora be spun carefully to ensure that as many of the fibers as possible are snuggly set into the yarn and unlikely to shed. The blanket has been carefully washed and aired to release any loose fibers.
The blanket does have a lovely halo, even without brushing, but you can also carefully brush it to make it even softer and fluffier.
Heirloom quality to be treasured for generations.
This shawl is one of my “Mother’s Love” shawls. It began when I knit them for my daughters when they had little grandchildren for me. The shawls were meant to keep my daughters warm in the night when they had to get up to nurse their babies. Inevitably the shawl would end up wrapped around the baby and staying a favorite into toddlerhood, a “Linus” blankie. It’s all about Mothers wanting to wrap their children in luxury, warmth and love.
The Handspun Yarn
Angora is the hair of the Angora rabbit. It’s main distinguishing feature is its fluffy surface texture and its ultra soft touch but did you know that it is also one of the warmest natural fibers? It is said to be 7 times warmer, even, than wool and has been known to be prescribed by doctors in Europe for pain relief. It is so comfortable and a valuable insulator! The angora fibers, with their halo, trap warm air against the body and increase the blood flow to the part of the body wrapped in the angora.
The Hand Knitting
As with everything I knit this original design is lovingly and expertly hand knitted in the traditional fashion with great attention to detail. The lines are Simple, Classic and Timeless.
A very special heirloom gift for any Woman, Mother or baby. You will like it even better when you get it into your own hands.