I like Gudrun’s shopper for several reasons: it’s knit in the round, it starts with a slightly challenging, but very clever cast on, and it uses a traditional Shetland Lace motif.
For our shopper, we’ll be using Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy yarn. It’s a wonderful non-wool yarn made of cotton, hemp, and modal. Modal is a type of rayon that’s often made from beech trees. Hempathy is soft from the start, unlike other non-wool yarns, yet it’s strong enough to carry whatever goodies you may find in your travels!