Frost Flower Shawl


Model Kia Boissiere

Kits are regularly $81.00, on sale through Thursday, February 8th for 20% off.  Kit includes 3 skeins of Mary Gavan Yarns Hoodoo DK and the Frost Flower Shawl pattern.

Available in 7 color combinations (see below)

Purchase the Kit Here  

Pattern available on Ravelry Friday, February 9th!

Knit-a-long happening in the WayfaringYarns Facebook group.  Request to join!  Fabulous yarn prizes awarded each week during the KAL in my live Monday video.

Winters are long at my home in Alta, Wyoming, but they are not hard.  Winters are lovely, magical even. We have snow powder that falls in a lazy fashion.  We have outdoor ice rinks and nordic ski trails.  We have temperatures that are barely below freezing (for the most part) and we have frost flowers.

Photographer Jenny Phillips

The Frost Flower Shawl is a DK weight asymmetrical triangle shawl. This garter stitch shawl is ornamented with swirls of  easy-to-memorize lace pattern which bring to mind the flowers made by winter and ends with a delicate picot bind off.

Kits are available in 7 color combinations.

Seashell and Beach
Bluebell and Seashell
Dusty Silver & Snowberry
Sapphire and Midnight
Seashell and Midnight
Seashell and Swirl
Seashell and Tapestry



Snowglobe Hat

Buy the pattern on Ravelry HERE

I had a great time doing the photo shoot with my new daughter-in-law.  Kia lives in California, so I’m sure she was freezing, but she was a great sport!


The Snowglobe Hat is a fun knit in fingering weight yarn. This beautiful cabled pattern is embellished with either mini bobbles or beads, and has instructions for a snug fitting beanie or a slouchy beanie, whichever suits your fancy. The sample is knit with Handmaiden Yarns glorious Mini Maiden, 50% wool/50% silk.  You can find yarn for this hat along with my other snow hats at – my new online yarn store!


Indian Paintbrush Shawl

The Indian Paintbrush shawl is now available on Ravelry.

Sign up at to receive a 50% discount coupon valid through September 15, 2017.

OR get the pattern FREE with a purchase of the kit at  Kits come in three different colors of Buffalo Wool Company Sexy and are available with or without Miyuki Delica beads.

Indian paintbrush is the state wildflower of Wyoming. In Alta you can see the gorgeous flowers in small patches on the roadside and in large swaths in the mountain meadows of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness area, adjacent to Teton National Forest. This delicate lace shawl is a tribute to the wildflower’s fleeting beauty.

It is also the debut pattern of – my new yarn venture with knit designer, Lynette Meek.

Sweater Sisters brings you fresh, new designs every month that are tech edited and test knitted.

Sweater Sisters supports the community of knitters who live to create art. We create our designs to insure your knitting experience will bring visual and tactile pleasure from cast on to bind off.

Sweater Sisters provides pattern support with instructional videos and written tutorials to help you elevate your knits.

As designers, we recognize the importance of working with beautiful yarns.  Sweater Sisters carefully curates luxury fiber companies that will elevate your knitting experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

Sweater Sisters carries yarn from The Buffalo Wool Company, ArtYarns, Handmaiden with more yarn from Fleece Artist and Mary Gavan Yarns on it’s way!

I hope you’ll head over to and see the beautiful yarn I have for sale over there.


4 Mini Sweaters in 4 Weeks

Starting August 11, 2017

Learn the skills you need to create the sweater of your dreams!

I am hosting a challenge over at!  We will spend four weeks working one different mini sweater construction each week.  Sign up for the challenge at Sweater Sisters and beginning August 11th, you will receive an email each Friday with a different mini sweater pattern.

There will be a weekly prize drawing.  To enter, simply post your finished sweater in my Facebook Group WayfaringYarns Designs, in the Facebook Group Fall Sweater Challenge or on Instagram with the hashtag #MiniSweaterChallenge


Sweaters have a circumference of about 10″/25.4 cm and measure about 5″/10.25 cm from shoulder to hem.


@40 grams/95 yds. of sport weight yarn per sweater *(see QUESTIONS below for other yarn weights)

Size US 5/3.75 mm needles – DPN’s or your preferred way of working small circumferences in the round, circulars or straight needles for working back and forth in rows.

Waste yarn or small yarn holders

Several stitchmarkers (4 should be removable!)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Week 1 – Bottom Up Drop Sleeve Sweater (worked with garter stitch trim)

Week 2 – Top Down Seamless Yoke (worked with a K1, P1 rib trim)

Week 3 – Bottom Up Set in Sleeve (worked with a seed stitch trim)

Week 4 – Top Down Raglan (worked with a rolled trim)

To be eligible for the weekly prizes, post a picture of your completed sweater on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #minisweaterchallenge.

QUESTION – How long does it take to complete each sweater?

Each sweater takes approximately 4-8 hours to complete, depending on your knitting speed and how many new skills you’re learning with each sweater.

*QUESTION – Can I use other yarn weights?

Yes, just keep in mind the larger the yarn weight, (DK, Worsted, etc.) the larger the dimensions of the sweater will be.  If you decide to use a different yarn weight, make sure you adjust your needle size accordingly so your stitches aren’t too tight. Feel free to use whatever yarn weight and corresponding needle size you enjoy working with most!

Nantahala Shawl

Purchase the pattern HERE on Ravelry.

Last fall I was able to attend the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY.  We drove up out of New York City, enjoying the gorgeous hardwood forests, still green, as it was unseasonably warm for that time of year.

Darling sheep at Rhinebeck

I’ve lived in the western US for half of my life, but I am an east coast girl, born and bred.  Nothing stirs my soul like being in a sun dappled, east coast forest.  I love the green, I love the filtered light, I love the smell…it’s like being home.

In February of this year at Stitches West, I was perusing the marketplace and was immediately attracted to two skeins of Meadowcroft Dyeworks Silk Traveler in Grasshopper.   The gorgeous greens were the exact colors of a sun dappled forest.

And so the Nantahala Shawl was born.  Named after the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina, this top down, crescent shaped shawl has a pleasing mix of simple lace and squishy garter stitch sections and ends with a delicate picot bind-off.



Three Rivers Shawl

Three Rivers Shawl
Three Rivers Shawl

Download the pattern from Ravelry here.

The Knit Along will run from March 6th to April 10th.  Join me  for fun, pattern support and weekly prizes in my Facebook Group WayfaringYarns Designs here.

Purchase the discounted kit from The Buffalo Wool Company here.

In Yellowstone National Park, the Phillips, Greg and Fern rivers join at a junction called Three Rivers which feature hot springs and a spectacular waterfall.



The Three Rivers Shawl is an assymetrical shaped shawl knit from the top down in The Buffalo Wool Company’s Sexy (50% Bison Down/50% Silk) and Earth (90% Bison Down/10% Nylon).  This yarn adds to the celebration of this beautiful area in Yellowstone National Park.  The pictured shawl features three lace panels representing rivers knit in Sexy, squishy garter stitch panels representing earth and knit in Earth, and a generous lace border knit in Sexy representing waterfalls.

The Buffalo Wool Company is offering two different discounted kits for this shawl.  The first kit includes two skeins of Earth and one skein of Sexy, the second kit includes two skeins of Happiness (40% bison down, 40% merino, 20% bamboo) and one skein of Sexy.  You can choose your favorite colorway of Sexy for either kit.



Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat

Star Wars Spin Master BB-8 and Barbie Smart Dream House, it’s time to move over and make room for the #1 hot gift of the season…The Messy Bun Hat!  Also known as the ponytail hat, this topless hat pattern is the most requested style of knitted gifts for the season.

Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat
Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat

Knit in The Buffalo Wool Company’s Earth Aran (90% bison down, 10% nylon), this cabled, topless hat is a perfect choice for active winter sports lovers.

Downhill, telemark, backcountry, crosscountry and skate skiing are some of the different types of skiing we enjoy in snowy Alta, Wyoming.  And even when it’s 20 degrees fahrenheit (-6.6 C), when the sun is shining it’s hot outside!

It's 18 degrees F outside, too hot for a hat!
It’s 18 degrees F outside, too hot for a hat!

The Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat is perfect for keeping your ears cozy and snug while allowing your ponytail (or messy bun) plenty of freedom.  And if the sun isn’t shining (brrrrr!) you can pull this hat over your head and wear it as a neck gaiter.  Perfect!

Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat worn as a neck gaiter
Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat worn as a neck gaiter

Hope you enjoy knitting this pattern, revised with new charts.   You can find my original page featuring the hat here and  can download it here on Ravelry.

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