Fraternal sisters

If you’re “born” on the same day to the same parent, that makes you twins. These two shawls were released today on Ravelry. I’m the mama.

 

First born is Scrivener, a wide, shallow garter crescent in two sizes. There’s lace knitting in there, but also knitted lace. The difference, you ask? Lace knitting has patterning on one side with rest rows in between (for this one, it’s just knit the WS rows). Knitted lace has patterning on both the right and wrong sides of the work. It makes it a bit trickier, but much more ethereal.

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I’ve done this one in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, a lovely “big wheel” that I bought at the sadly, now defunct Gauge & Tension shop in Brooklyn.

Scriveners younger sister is Hither Hills. This one has garter stripes in (mostly) 2 colors, with a third-color stripe thrown in there strategically. The stripes alternate in sections with lace, followed by a little picot edging.

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Hither Hills is made in the lovely Quince & Co. Tern, a new silk/wool favorite for me. The three colors, Driftwood, Barnacle and Rose Quartz, make a beautiful brown/green-tinged brown/pink combination.

As with all parents, I love them both equally. You can purchase them both on Ravelry. And if you put both in your cart at the same time, one will be yours free until 7/10/17.

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A long time coming

Today, I’m re-releasing a cardigan that I’ve had many requests for over the years, Norfolk. It had been unavailable since 2012.

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The story?

Back in the fall of 2011, two of my designs were published by The Sanguine Gryphon. Less than a month later, Gryphon and Sarah decided to dissolve the company and form two new companies, The Verdant Gryphon and Cephalopod Yarns. The summer before the announcement was made, I had designed a cardigan for them, Norfolk.

Norfolk 2.pngThe company was very generous in returning all the design rights to me, however, I couldn’t use their (tech-edited) version of the pattern, nor did I want to use their photography. I let these designs languish in no-man’s land for awhile, then re-released the gloves, Brigid’s Lie.

Norfolk was released earlier today. You can purchase it for 50% off until the end of the month, no coupon code needed.

 

Norfolk 9.jpgAnd perhaps, someday soon, Effie will rejoin her sisters.

The consolation was that I could still get my hands on two of my favorite yarns, Bugga and Skinny Bugga. Now, that is no longer even true. Cephalopod closed their doors three years ago, and although Verdant was selling their yarns sporadically, it appears that they really don’t exist as a viable company anymore either.