The shawl knitting fashion continues. Not only are beautiful books and useful videos on DVD or downloadable workshops on traditional shawls launched such as “Orenburg Knitting. Knitting Gossamer Webs”, see knittingdaily but also modern takes with newly developed shapes are appearing. I am intrigued by Martina Bhem’s shawl Viajante, see photo below. She explains in her pattern: “How about making one that, instead of just being a flat piece of fabric, is three-dimensional, knit in the round and doubles as a big loop, hood and very big cowl? Well, here it is: Viajante (Portugese for “traveller”) takes your knitting to another dimension!”. The hunt for yarn – yes, not a great surprise really since it is knitted in the divine Wollmeise Lace – can be seen at Ravelry and at Strikkesida/The Knitting page a Norwegian Facebook group just to mention a few. Currently there are 756 Viajante projects listed which are either in progress or finished. And I know of at last one more on the go which I am excited to see when finished – no, it is not mine even though I would love to knit one too! You can see more photos and buy the pattern here at ravelry. Read about wollmeise-one-of-my-favourite-yarns and then join the Wollmeiseholics Anonymous Group on Ravelry.