i can hardly believe that a whole year has passed since we released the first pattern chapter of our fall in full color 2011 club. but there you have it—time flies when you’re having fun.
i was on the road with cookie when we did this photo shoot in oakland, CA, right around the corner from a verb for keeping warm, where we were to speak that night.
we found a great city block on which to take all the photos—no matter which direction we worked, there was something interesting—street side we had great cars, while terrific houses framed our work in the other direction.
(cookie is trying not to laugh)
apparently unsuccessfully . . . she cannot be suppressed
but she manages to gain a modicum of control by turning completely away from me, haha.
what can i say? i’m a bad influence.
anyway, about the piece . . . this is a nice, wide, long, lace scarf or stole—a really useful piece for late summer and fall, when you want an extra layer, but not something heavy.
you can pile it up around your neck for that first hour of the day when it’s still chilly
and then rework it later on when you go out to lunch.
(still trying not to laugh, haha!)
shown here is the scarf version, knit up in spirit trail nona, a luscious merino/silk/cashmere blend which is a heavier lace/light fingering yarn. the colorway is autumn aurora, a custom colorway dyed just for our club. i’m not sure if jen intends to release this one in her shop, but if not, she has many lovely shades that would work well.
the stole is wider and longer; while we did not have a sample of that for the photo shoot, you can see many beautiful examples knit by our club members on the longshadows project page in ravelry.
the pattern is also included in the FIFC 2011 eBook, as part of the 2011 club collection—eight terrific accessory patterns with a total of ten pieces. each pattern is multi-sized and suitable for gifting; many have will universal appeal for women, men, and children alike. purchase the eBook collection from the knitspot club website or in our ravelry pattern shop.
many thanks to jen at spirit trail fiberworks for creating such a spectacular yarn color for our debut club package—it was, and continues to be, one of the most popular and sought after skeins we’ve shipped to date.
what can i say about a good friend like cookie that would adequately describe how much i admire her and appreciate our friendship?? we have loads of fun no matter what we do together and she’s a terrifically good sport when it comes to modeling knitwear.
enjoy our new release—matching vineshadows lace cuffs will be ready for release later today or tomorrow (i need to get my book chapter done before i can do that).