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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.

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the knitspot pattern shop. or purchase the pattern in our ravelry pattern shop.

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).

15 thoughts on “longshadows

  1. I have loved this scarf! I wore it soooooo much last fall and I can’t wait to get it out and start wearing it again!

  2. Gorgeous! I especially like the shot with the shadow thrown on the hood of the car. Pretty, pretty!! Cookie always looks like she’d like to laugh—what a fine friend to have!

  3. Glorious BLUE!
    Wonderful photos
    such a willing participant
    today’s the 16th my very first FiFC shipment should be here very, very soon.

  4. I was just looking at this and realizing that mine never lies flat. It curls ever so slightly. Any suggestions on how to keep it from doing that? I blocked it pretty aggressively, but would another block do the trick? Thanks!

  5. Loved knitting this pattern and working with the Spirit Trail Nona. Perfect marriage of yarn and pattern.

    It’s hard to believe a whole year has gone by. Wow.

    Yes, Anne, please work on FiFC2012 chapter one. I’m counting the hours until it’s released. : )))

  6. Hi, before I purchase this and a couple of other patterns of your’s, I’m needing to know if they are written out, charted or both. I’m one of those that has difficulty with charts; looking at them is like looking at all capitol letters, I get instant flasher and floaters in my eyes, then an awful migraine. Please say they’re written out, I so want to make some of your beauties.

  7. Love these photos of Cookie!

    And yes, I am dyeing up Nona in Autumn Aurora! It won’t be in my shop until later this year, but I will have it at the NY Sheep & Wool Festival for sure!

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