Tasha ~wearing her shawl~ while baking!! Take a close look at the edge!
I have often thought ~ that upon closer look, the grey shawl that we so very often see Tasha Tudor wearing, does not have the yarn over lace edging that so many kindred spirits use for knitting their Tasha style shawl . This type of edging can be quite annoying when it catches on things ~ especially when going about your daily task in the kitchen, garden or even the barn.
Photograph by Richard Brown.
So I designed and knit a shawl that I believe looks a lot more like Tasha’s. I think Tasha would agree – do you not?? I have recently found out from Tasha’s daughter, Bethany that my shawl is in fact just like Tasha’s and that her Mom’s grey shawl did not have the yarn over lace edging.
The Private World of Tasha Tudor ~ By Richard Brown
What a delightful friend I have made in her (Tasha’s daughter). Follow my blog so you will receive email notice when I share new post about when I meet her, along with my many adventures at the T.T. museum and around the town of Marlboro – where I discovered that the shop owners did , indeed know Tasha and she was a frequent customer of theirs ~ Tasha and her chicken!!
Tasha wearing her hand knit shawl while carrying kindling. Tasha Does make the task look so elegant, while wearing her shawl, neck and head kerchiefs.
Photo from the book – ‘The Private World of Tasha Tudor’ By Richard Brown
Tasha’s daughter has also shared with me many of her fond memories of her childhood, along with some wonderful insights about her Mom – Tasha’s shawls.
You can order a shawl handknit especially for you! Available in my etsy shop – Links at the bottom of this post.
I like the red shawls, too!! I get enjoyment out of naming them – ” Forever Christmas Red”, or “A Brighter Garden”. It’s like wearing a warm Cozy (Hygge) Christmas feeling throughout the year !
Here you see a little bit longer version of my “Cottage Elegance Cotton Shawl”
I know you will ” Take Joy” in knitting your very own Tasha style shawl ?
How beautiful this world is…….. ~ Tasha Tudor
I take Joy in the many new Kindred Spirit friends I see visiting my blog. I invite you to please follow along and share with me – the shawls or socks you have knit for yourself. Maybe you like gardening – I would love to hear about and see what you grow! Do you raise chickens? I use to when my girl’s where at home – I have a few chicken stories I should share sometime. Do you have a pet corgi or birds as Tasha. My middle daughter has a corgi – Jake Bones, I have a Yorkshire Terrier, Lady Mitzy, I call her” little girl” and she responds to that too. !
I started knitting this T.T. style shawl after I purchased the wool yarn that had been spun from sheep in Vermont (Tasha Tudor’s home state). I actually enjoy knitting throughout the year. I find knitting to be relaxing, especially when it’s the type of knitting used to knit your Tasha Tudor style”Cottage Elegance” “Kindred Spirit” (Grey) and “Cottage Elegance Cotton” (red) shawls. I seem to always have one on the needles
I invite you join a long with me in knitting our very own “Cottage Elegance” hand – Knits. Elegant yet functional, sturdy classic – calming knits.
A peaceful, calm knitting….
Oct 2, 2016 Review from a happy customer
Adorable, love it, will be one of my first projects after scarves, can’t wait to make it, excellent seller, highly recommended, will buy more patterns from, thank you!
************PDF PATTERN AND SHAWLS FOR SALE***************
Quite Often I offer my PDf Pattern and FINISHED/COMPLETED shawls on SALE.
So be sure to check my etsy shop listings for details.
~ Here you will find My PDF Pattern to knit your own Tasha Tudor style shawl: https://www.etsy.com/listing/236659762/pdf-cottage-elegance-kindred-spirit?ref=listing-shop-header-1
~ Here you will find my Tasha Tudor style Vermont WOOL shawl https://www.etsy.com/listing/166646477/tasha-tudor-style-vermont-70-percent?ref=listing-shop-header-2
~ Here you find my COTTON Tasha Tudor style shawl: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150994904/cotton-cottage-elegnace-tasha-tudor?ref=listing-shop-header-3
Tasha style hand knit shawl ~ in progress…
This is such a meditative relaxing knit…… I seemed to always have one on my needles!
Tasha Tudor wearing her hand knit shawl while quilting – by hand!
FROM SHEEP TO SHAWL……..
Yarn in progress!
I would like to introduce you to a few of the very happy, healthy sheep that love living in Vermont!
They enthusiastically come running at the milking hour in anticipation of the delicious treat awaiting them at the milking stand. And they are equally delighted and relieved to share their wool with us.
Lovely Vermont wool….I spy white, brown and even grey yarn! Do you see the grey yarn?
Tasha Tudor style ” Cottage Elegance Shawl.” hand – knit of Vermont wool and Mohair
Here I am wearing my “Kindred Spirit Wool Shawl” Hand – knit with lovely wool from Vermont sheep!
PDF Pattern – To knit your own shawl in Two styles, Cottage scarf with matching hand-warmers Plus many tips for knitting Doll shawl etc…
Available in my shop here : https://www.etsy.com/listing/236659762/pdf-hand-knit-pdf-patterns-cottage?ref=shop_home_active_1
“Cottage Elegance Cotton Shawl” At a customers request I designed this shawl with the addition of a button loop and decorative brass button.
You can custom order “Cottage Elegance Cotton Shawl” Here:
You can take a closer look at the Tasha wearing her shawls in the many books about her Such as:
“Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Crafts” by Tovah Martin and Richard Brown.
“Tasha Tudor’s Garden” by Richard Brown
“The Private World of Tasha Tudor’ by Richard Brown. ‘Tasha Tudor’s Garden’ by Richard Brown.
Lovely finished shawls and a PDF pattern are available for sale in my etsy shop section here:
Please do ask about my new colors and slight variations on style.
UPDATE : My burgundy shawl sold to a happy kindred spirit in Japan:
**From a happy customer in Japan**
“What a craftsmanship! Thank you so much for such beautiful works!”
She also purchased the wool Tasha Style shawl.
“Such a lovely item and very warm too. I really love it, thank you so much!”
You can find the wool Tasha Style shawl here:
From yet another Kindred Spirit in Pennsylvania!!
She was so delighted that her children had purchased one of my grey Vermont wool shawls for her (their Mom) as a Christmas gift. I was happily ~ surprised with a phone call from her ” I love my Tasha Tudor ~cottage style~ shawl. I love the wool it’s so soft and still contains a soft lovely scent of lanolin and I love that the wool is grey and came from Vermont where Tasha lived ”
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Please enjoy some of my other post, here;
Here you will find a delightful story about Tasha Tudor’s Daughter Bethany and the doll Tasha made for Bethany. https://elegantlyhandmade.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/a-doll-for-bethany-the-beginning
Thank you for stopping by, please do have a beautiful day!
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