So amongst the hubbub of the royal baby, I haven't been on tenterhooks, but I'm also not antagonistically cynical. Especially when I saw one of the presents baby George will be receiving. I don't know much about baby gifts, but I'm guessing that a lot of his are platinum and engraved. At least one, though, is knit.
Apparently in 1982, William had a shawl specially designed, spun, and knit for him by Margaret Stove as his official gift from New Zealand. The Summer 2013 issue of Spin Off has an article by Stove all about it. For William's son, a shawl was again hand spun and knit, this time by Cynthia Read, but the design was one of Stove's:
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For more information about the shawl, there's a great blog post by Stove's granddaughter at Holland Road Yarn Company. And as always, for more inspiration, go to Woolen Diversions.