A New Sweater and A New Shawl

Another sweater ready to be released into the wild–Odette.

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Odette is a relaxed pullover with set-in sleeves, full-fashioned shoulder shaping, a self-enclosed neckband and a vented hem.  The body is knit in a simple slip-stitch pattern and the sleeves are stockinette.  It is knit in Woolfolk’s worsted-weight yarn, Får, a heavenly chainette made of super-soft merino sourced from the grasslands of Patagonia.  As soon as this yarn arrived at my local yarn store I had a vision of a winter-white sweater that would highlight the halo and hand of the yarn.  I wanted something that would be easy to wear, nonchalant, yet elegant.  Here, at last, is the result.

It’s a simple and relatively quick knit with yarn that you won’t want to put down.  Get the pattern here.

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I also have a shawl pattern being released as part of a collection curated by Michele Wang, owner of Gauge + Tension.  All of the designs are knit in Gauge + Tension’s new line of 100% Cormo sport-weight and I am honored to be included with some exceptionally fine designers.  The first photo is of my shawl, Lenz, followed by a look at the whole collection.

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Basket of shawls!

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Lenz is a German poetic word referring to the spring and how the days lengthen during the season.  The pure, bouncy, whiteness of this yarn conjured up images of lily of the valley blooming in the woods and I wanted to make something to celebrate the warm weather. The pattern is extremely simple (one might almost say soothing) and it makes a comforting and pleasant project for the warmer months.

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Today I’m driving off to The National NeedleArts Association trade show in Columbus, OH with a car full of talented ladies.  The show itself should be really interesting but I’m also looking forward to the actual drive–passing through lush landscapes and knitting all the while.

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