Knitting Preview: July 1, 2023 Issue

Eve Conroy © model wearing knitted shawl

We have a beautiful knitted shawl for you in this week’s issue. 

Our shawl is the perfect summer cover up for all occasions.  

We have picked a beautiful hand-dyed, lace-weight yarn, Manos Marina in the shade Shantung. 

Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit organisation that supports local women to make a living without having to leave their villages and children.  

The women spin and dye the yarns and each skein comes with a tag bearing the name of the skilled artisan who make it. 

model wearing knitted shawl.

Photograph by Eve Conroy.

To make our shawl, you will need:

  • one ball
  • 3.75 mm and 4 mm knitting needles

You may find it easier to switch to a long circular needle as you work. 

The shawl is knitted in a mix of lace rows and stocking-stitch and we have graded it an intermediate project. 

It is the work of designer Monica Russel of and there are details in the magazine on how to order a yarn pack from her to make your shawl. 

Why not treat yourself to a little designer luxury, and make and wear this versatile and eye-catching wrap? 

Find the full pattern for this beautiful knitted in the July 1, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday!

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