and now for the release of a favorite from the 2011 fall in full color club—hazeline. it has been really hard to sit on the release of this pattern for a year—lots of knitters have written us over the last twelve months, wanting to buy a single copy.
i’m not sure exactly what makes this a perennial favorite—maybe the custom club colorway (hazel leaf) or the delicious garter-based hem pattern or the yummy, squishy luxury blend yarn it was knit with? but it has proven quite a favorite, one that many of our members knit multiple times.
this piece offers just the right combination of cozy warmth and light weight to make it endlessly useful. at this time of year, it’s what we grab as we run out into the increasing darker and chillier mornings.
once the temps have risen, it can be folded away in a drawer or tote, then pulled out after dark for the trip home. who needs a jacket when you have one of these?
it can be adjusted to hold off drafts from any direction, or worn down and loose for just a light covering. add a pin and it stays put; the brooch shown above is from perl grey; below hazeline is fastened with a stick pin leaf from plover designs. hazeline is worn here over the rene pullover and cardigan.
shown below, the tall size (left) and the petite size (right) in shalimar breathless, a luxurious merino/cashmere/silk fingering yarn, that manages to have both wonderful body and a beautiful drapey hand at the same time.
that’s the club colorway on the right, hazel leaf; i don’t know if it will have a place in the shalimar lineup going forward, but if not, kristi has a wide range of beautiful colors to choose from.
i love the petite size shawl myself—small enough to be bunched up around my neck if i want it to be more like a scarf, yet large enough to cove my shoulders when i want that extra layer all over. it’s also easy to add or subtract form the hem pattern to further customize, according to your yarn supply or fitting preference.
the hazeline project page in ravelry shows off lots wonderful examples knit by our club members, making it easy to imagine how your own hazeline will look in another colorway or yarn base.
hazeline 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 will have universal appeal for women, men, and children alike. purchase the eBook collection from the knitspot club website or in our ravelry pattern shop.
kristi and paul at shalimar yarns came up with a real winner for our september 2011 club yarn—the color was a real favorite among members and the yarn base a delight to work with. thank you kristi for such a terrific collaboration!
and many thanks to our favorite mother/daughter team, kris and helena, who always say yes; we appreciate you both so very much, thank you!
and to david, who makes each photo shoot come alive with atmosphere; we’re lucky to experience the work of so many artists together.