Nurmilintu comes from an old Finnish lulaby: Nuku, nuku, nurmilintu: Sleep, sleep, little bird. It's the name which has been given to this shawl by Heidi Alander, a free pattern on Ravelry.
After knitting the No-Fuss Shade-Loving Shawl for my mum, I decided I wanted to knit another shawl but in a finer yarn and with a little lace patterning in it. I thought this would fit the bill nicely. It's knit mainly in garter stitch but each block is split with a stripe of lace pattern and rather than the traditional triangular shawl, it's started at it's narrowest point at one end and increases gradually to the widest point where it ends with a picot bind off. Nothing too demanding here which is just as I like it.
It's knit using Drops Alpaca yarn in colourway 7240 - Petrol Mix and it's so soft and cosy, just the thing to wrap around your neck now the cold weather has arrived. I haven't used Drops Alpaca before but I've got more in my stash which I'm very pleased about as it's knit up beautifully.
The picot edge just finishes it off perfectly.
I'm really happy with how it's turned out and I can see me using this pattern again in the future.