Intro and photographs by Beth Shepherd Peters My mother requested that I make her a light, soft and warm shawl to cover her shoulders. I set out to find a pattern. Then the obvious occurred to me to ask my daughter, a designer, to create a pattern for her grandmother. I told her that I wanted it to be simple to knit and chic enough to wear out. It had to wrap around her shoulders and stay put, even if worn without a brooch to secure the ends. A marled grey yarn, which perfectly complemented her interests in graphic arts, architecture, and black and white photography, makes up the body of the shawl. The solid black border with just a hint of silky shine perfectly finishes off the edge. Beth’s mother passed away in May of 2016, leaving her dog, the now famous Coco with us as our cherished studio assistant. Carol Ruth was dedicated to the following causes: The Sabin Vaccine Institute (global), The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Planned Parenthood, The ACLU, and The Southern Poverty Law Center. If you like this pattern and would like to give back, please consider a donation in her name to one of these organizations. Finished Size: Dependent on yardage Suggested Yarn: Artisanal Yarns SilkyB Cashmere, fingering weight, 200 yards per 1.76 oz. (183 meters per 50 g.) Main color: 2 skeins Black & White mix Border color: 1 skein Black Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm) 40˝ circular needles, or size needed to obtain drapey fabric.