The BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl)

At last! I can now show you the BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl). You may remember my cockleshell lace obsession , which resulted in the soon-to-be released Betty Mouat Sweater? One can never have too many cockleshells, I reckon, and this design is a veritable showcase of ’em. Cockleshell lace is traditionally knit back-and-forth in garter…

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she swatch sea shells

(photo by me, courtesy Shetland Amenity Trust) I’ve been swatching sea shells on-and-off for a few months now. To explain: when I visited Shetland in January, I fell in love with this stole, shown to me by the wonderful Carol Christiansen at the Shetland Museum and Archives (it is seen here from the wrong side).…

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