gnarled oakwoods celebrates our natural woodland environment with its rich, earthy scents, dappled play of light and shadow, and lushly-textured foliage. large lace leaves travel up from the edge, then segue into a winding vine pattern that wraps around the shoulders to fall once again into a deeply-scalloped hem of leaves.
this piece was originally published in the fall 2008 issue of twist collective; it was an exciting honor to be included in the magazine’s premier release.
shown here in wooly wonka fibers celestial artisan alpaca/silk tweed (now discontinued), the wrap would be equally cozy and beautiful in any fingering yarn with a bit of texture (see suggested yarn list on the store pattern page for ideas)
the original wrap was created in collaboration with my friend anne, whose custom-blended and spun into the gorgeous alpaca/silk tweed was used in the sample shown above.
as with so many shawls, my good friend vanessa (AKA, flamefingers) helped me out by test knitting the piece to prepare for publication last summer. her lovely knitting knitting is always so appreciated by all of us!