***Originally published on July 16, 2014***This shawl was born out of a USPS disaster. A few months back, my friend Naomi emailed me, wanting to design a yarn for her friend’s wedding shawl (here
is the pattern she was using — isn’t it cool?). We went back and forth
over email, tweaking the weight and fiber content, and finally landed
on a beautiful blend of bamboo and linen.
We wound it up, shipped it out…and it never arrived by the intended
deadline that she needed it by, to get cracking on it and have it
finished for the bridal shower. Now, you’ll never meet a...
Originally published on September 11, 2015This was a super fun cowl that — appropriately named — took me all summer long to finish!
In actuality, the reason I named it the Summer Chevron Cowl is that while it’s long enough to wrap around your neck twice, and has enough alpaca in the mix to keep you warm, the yarn is balanced with both linen and bamboo, which keep it breathable and not-too-hot on those summer evenings.
For this pattern, I wound up equal amounts of all 3 colors, as they are distributed evenly throughout the pattern.The pattern is free and can be found right here. T...
Originally published April 12, 2013Yes! Don’t you love it when you look at a cone of yarn, take a stab at a pattern to match, and get it right the very first time? That’s what I did with the Falling Leaves Cowl and our Dorothy yarn. These two couldn’t have been a better match, the pattern knit up beautifully, without a hitch.
Even though there are multiple repeats of this 22-row repeat, they flew by, and the project took satisfyingly close to a full cone of yarn.
With just enough left over to make a little mini table runner for the dining room table.
Originally published August 14, 2015You may remember seeing The Holbrook Shawl in some WiP posts about a year ago, as I was knitting it for my good friend’s wedding last June.Most notably, it was a blocking feat of pretty epic proportions.Of course, at the wedding itself, we were all far too busy celebrating to even think about taking some nice photos of Kate wearing the shawl (it was a warm day, and Summer Solstice to boot, so she didn’t end up wearing it for much of the evening). But, I just recently received some of the official photographer’s shots, and can now share the finished pro...