Shawl and Chemisette
The Quimper Hitty Human loves knitting, knotting and generally playing with string. Fortunately the knit-along mystery shawl from Isolde on Ravelry is keeping us busy while our friend recovers from a flood in her loom room…Other aspects of life have kept us very busy around here and both Hittys and knitting have been somewhat neglected, but we’ve managed to accomplish 18 of the 22 rows in this week’s clue!
Carline has a smallish head, so her neck can appear proportionally long both in person and pictures, especially when compared to the other Hittys in the cupboard. The Quimper Hitty human is not usually in favour of lace at a Hitty dress neckline, but a little bit seemed warranted here.
Fortunately there was a chemisette in the Hitty’s Under wear drawer. After a few minor adjustments to the Broderie Anglaise, Carline’s ensemble has the perfect finishing touch. In days of yore, the white work was always separate from the dress. White work was washed separately and oftener, so Carline’s ensemble is authentic as well as pretty!