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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.

 

 

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Vixen Sweater

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Download the Vixen Sweater from Ravelry.  It’s FREE for 24 hours!

Last month I was lucky enough to attend the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck) for the very first time.  I saw lots of lovely knitters in gorgeous sweaters.

At the Buffalo Wool Company booth
At the Buffalo Wool Company booth
Gorgeous shawls
Beautiful shawls
I love these sweaters
I love these sweaters
Fabulous cable details
Fabulous cable details

And the weather was perfect!

I’m happy to announce the release of my first sweater pattern this season, the Vixen Sweater.

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This mock turtleneck is named after the Vixen Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. The geyser is named because of it’s temperamental, feisty nature, like a fox!

In the Vixen Sweater pattern, Rowan Felted Tweed DK is paired with Rowan Kidsilk Haze which adds a touch of cozy glamour to the sporty stripes of this simple, relaxed, top town raglan sweater.

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Because there’s no waist shaping, it’s easy to adjust this pattern to your own preferences.  Lengthen or shorten the neck, add or subtract length by using more or less stripes.

You’ll want to make sure you end with a stretch bind-off for the hem.  Here’s a video tutorial for the Russian bind-off.