every time i say hillflowers to myself i think of edelweiss—not just the flower, but the song made famous in the musical the sound of music, which every child in my grade school knew by heart. it’s completely apt then, that the scarf was finished just when a plethora of white flowers began blooming in my yard. the deep, rolling texture of this scarf or wrap marries well with rustic yarns and handspun, as well as plump sport or fingering yarns. the stitch is easy to learn and i very much enjoyed this scarf as a traveling companion during the month of may.
shown above, petite wrap in sweet sheep sweet socks tight twist, colorway, no comment.
the circular bee brooch pictured above with the wrap was purchased at perl grey. the small bee pin pictured below was purchased at the albany institute of history and art (maker unknown)—i love the way it appears to have alighted on the flowers in the fabric.
valerie and karen from mountain meadow wools sent me the gorgeous merino yarn for the scarf to make up something special for their booth at TNNA. its wonderful texture and cozy softness made me search for a pattern that would bring out the cushy qualities of the yarn.
michelle from the sweet sheep wool shop provided the lovely sport yarn for the wrap in a wonderful mix of neutral tones that ride the waves of the pattern to perfection. you can see more of her beautifully dyed yarns in her shop, along with a complete selections of fibers.
ronni turned her talents to helping me get the pattern is shape for publication and i so appreciate her efforts.
kari did a super-nice job test knitting the wrap and even sent it to me so i could take some photos—thank you so much kari!
david patiently photographed this very warm piece on a hot may day—he’s just wonderful.