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while some might say that the season for thinking about frost has passed, part of the planet at least, is waking to find delicate ice feathers and ferns on its windows. and knitting a fascinating stitch pattern in an irresistibly sublime yarnโ€”that just has to defy seasonal constraints, right?

shown in fearless fibers cashmere laceweight, colorway, fernfrost (this is a club-exclusive color for the time being, but deb has several other delectable colorways in her shop).

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

the lovely, lightweight stick pin shown with the scarf below was created by nicholas and felice. i love that it looks like a creeping puff of cool north wind. many more beautiful items can be found in their etsy shop.

deb kessler dyes some of the most gorgeous yarns available to us and is a long-time collaborator who i enjoy working with time after time. i was thrilled when she told me she was reintroducing her incredible cashmere laceweight yarn and asked for a design to help relaunch it. if you haven’t been to her etsy shop go now and take a turn aroundโ€”you won’t be sorry.
thank you very much to rachel for proofreading and perfecting the pattern for publication.
carissa in canada (where they still might be getting some frost) did a lovely test knit of this project and i’m incredibly grateful, thank you carissa!

42 thoughts on “fernfrost

  1. Oooh, that is so pretty! I can see I am going to have to just succumb to my yearning for an entire wardrobe of frost theme items. They all looks so pretty. Although actually this last photo makes me think that if Salvador Dali had painted the Eiffel Tower that is what it would look like. Clearly I shall have to find some french blue lace-weight for this one.

  2. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this pattern and am very excited that it is now available. I also wanted to put in my two cents about Deb’s yarns…they are absolutely gorgeous and wonderful to knit. I cannot recommend her shop on Etsy highly enough!!

  3. Hi Anne,

    I just want to know how you get all this knitting done. It has taken me a week to knit a pair of socks and I am almost finished. In that time you have made two wraps and lots of other stuff. How do you do it? I really want to know. :.) You know I love your patterns. I need to keep in mind to buy some more of your patterns and I have so many patterns that I still have yet to get to. Maybe I should stop reading your blog? NOT!!! I love your blog.

  4. WOW. You know, when you started knitting that I was like, eh, it’s an interesting stitch but not my thing. But NOW. HOLY COW. MUST HAVE IT. ;p

  5. Just beautiful! It may be June, but I had to cover my entire garden just a few days ago…we got a hard frost here. Fern Frost sounds good…as long as its not lettuce frost, or strawberry frost!

  6. Gorgeous! Your patterns are all so beautiful. You’ve got me hooked on lace. Now the problem is deciding which one to do next! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Beautiful, as always. I especially love the wavy lines of lace in between the straighter lines. It’s a wonderful balance.

  8. yay, i’ve been waiting for this one for a long time! now i have to decide whether to make it in the lovely raspberry i just received, or in the more highly variegated blue & green yarn that’s been waiting in the wings for awhile. (previously i’d been considering your hamsa scarf for that yarn; i’ve seen some versions of it in variegated yarns and thought it held up well because of its relatively simple lace pattern.) do you have thoughts on how fernfrost would do with variegated colors? ohh, but the more i think about it, the more i think i want this in raspberry.

    also, i have a similar nicholas & felice pin, and i love it! the aluminum makes them super-light.

  9. WOW, ANNE!!! This is one of your PRETTIEST PATTERNS EVER!! Just beautiful…it makes one calm to just look at it!

  10. Beautiful! The scarf, the yarn, and the pin. I’ve been a fan of fearless fibers yarns for some time, but thank you for pointing me to Nicholas and Felice.

  11. ooooh noooooo, not again??? Yipes! Another beautiful scarf…my piggy is getting thinner ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Just stunning! I agree with the comment above that it brings calmness, inspires peace. This is one of your best in my opinion. It reminds me of a painting where there is a lot going on and you can just stare and stare at it, trying to see it all.

  13. I love looking at all the different views of your patterns. You give me great ideas on how to wear one of these lovely scarves after I’ve knit it.

  14. I love the strong architectural lines of this! And it looks so fun to knit.

    David is brilliant at photographing your designs.

  15. You know, Anne, I read your blog all the time, and I admire your designs, but I stopped and stared at this one for quite awhile because it has such beautifully simple and strong lines. Congratulations!

  16. This is just beautiful. Blocking made the design look so crisp and fresh. It’s very elegant.

  17. Swoon!! You have made me swoon twice in one week! Anne, this scarf is absolutely beeutiful! I love the fern patterns. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Wow. I think this one has really hit a chord judging from the comments and my own response. I Woke up thinking about it this morning and was resolved to put up my first post to your blog asking when it would be released. And there it is! Thank you. I heading off to buy the pattern now…..

  19. So very pretty. Once again. Great designs Anne. Your garden is looking great too! Enjoy!

  20. Dear Anne: I too have been stalking your blog daily waiting for the Fernfrost scarf pattern to become available! I am a great admirer of your work. Your enthusiasm for fiber, knitting and spinning, design, and teaching are very inspiring. I plan to start three of your designs (Fernfrost scarf, Stonewall shawl, and the Lacunae socks) as soon as they are downloaded from your shop today.

  21. Wow, Anne. I’ve been looking back through all your gorgeous posts. (I’ve been under a rock) Fabulous! You always amaze and impress me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs to you!

  22. WOW, this is amazing!! I think it’s my all time favorite and I love the artistry connection to the fern in the post

  23. Wow. That is truly gorgeous. Love it. Hey! I wore my Sangria today. I looked hot. hahaha. I’ll send you and Beckie a picture. Sam took it, so who knows how it turned out. . .

  24. already on my needles, it is so wonderful, but i work the pattern 8 times per row

    thank you anne for your inspiration – i am really happy that i found you in the www

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