Leaping the Stiles

Leaping the Stiles


“Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace, jumping over stiles and springing over puddles with impatient activity, and finding herself at last within view of the house, with weary ankles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise.” 

Austen ~ Pride and Prejudice


Elizabeth didn't take a shawl with her, but if she did, we're sure she would've liked this no-nonsense shawl.  Its simple design and dark coloring is ideal for outdoor excursions (whether cross country, to the park, or to the mailbox).  Wear it traditionally over the shoulders with an elegant back drape, or wear it in a more controlled loop around the neck when your arms are needed for leaping those stiles and fences. 

Its dark color resists the appearance of nature’s fingerprints and it is made from washable cotton, so feel confident as you saunter through the fields or lean against a mailbox, a tree, or a lamppost.   


Materials Color Measurements Suggested Uses

100% Cotton


W 15" x L 90"

Cross Country Walks


If you'd like to make this shawl yourself, purchase Sara Kay Hartmann's book Poetic Crochet