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Collection: Winery Knits

 

Winery Knits is my love letter to California wine country. Are you ready to explore it with me?

Aran Lace and stranded cable techniques are highlighted. The stoles and the mitts are Aran Lace and stranded versions of similar patterns. The Dry Creek sweater has  beautiful Aran Lace panel.

You can purchase the patterns separately ($6-$8 each), or bundled together as an e-book ($20).  If you choose to purchase the ebook, any previously purchased patterns will be included against the price total.  Here’s the link for the e-book:


I’ll be releasing patterns every week or two; you’ll receive updates as I add patterns to the e-book.

There are five patterns:

  • Dry Creek Sweater, an Aran Lace top-down raglan women’s sweater
  • Atlas Peak Stole, an Aran Lace stole
  • Spring Mountain Stole, a cabled and stranded stole
  • Willow Creek Mitts, unisex cabled and stranded mitts
  • Chalk Hill Mitts, Aran Lace mitts
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The Dry Creek Sweater is named after my favorite AVA ((American Viticultural Area) in Sonoma County, the Dry Creek Valley. This was the first name I came up with for a pattern in the Winery Knits Collection — that’s how much I love the area!

Talty and Bella are some of our favorite wineries in this area. The area is especially known for Zinfandel, one of my favorite varietals.

The valley itself is wonderful for cycling. You can ride around the lower perimeter of the valley, over very gentle elevation variations (you can’t really call them hills), viewing the vineyards in the center of the valley.

Read about the Winery Knits Collection here.

Sizes
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements
Chest: 32¾ (37, 40¾, 45, 49¼, 53½, 57¾)”
83 (94, 103.5, 114.5, 125, 136, 146.5) cm
To fit with approx 4-5” / 10-12.5 cm of ease.
See schematic for other measurements.
Shown in Size S.

Yarn
Harrisville WATERshed, 100% Pure Virgin Wool, 110 yds / 50 g, 8 (10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) skeins, shown in Driftwood
880 (1030, 1155, 1365, 1550, 1825, 1990) yds / 805 (942, 1056, 1248, 1417, 1669, 1820) m

Needles
US6 (4 mm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
US5 (3¾ mm) circular needles for ribbing, or one size smaller than needle to obtain gauge

Gauge
19 sts and 30 rows / rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Spot Stitch Pattern
average 22.5 sts = 4” /10 cm over cable panels

Notions
yarn needle, waste yarn, minimum 8 stitch markers

Skills
cabling, reading charts, maintaining stitch patterns

 

 

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The Coronado Cowl was just released this week (tip: newsletter subscribers get a discount this week only!).

It’s worked in scrumptious Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone (which I keep wanting to call Yosemite, because that’s one of my favorite places in California!).

You can work it with the edging, or without: your choice! Check out the gorgeous projects from my testers here.

Details below!

This pattern uses vintage stitch patterns (Bee Stitch and Honeybee Lace Stitch from Barbara Walker) to create a lightweight, lacy cowl. Work it with or without the lace edgings.

One size each version
Cowl without edging
Cowl with top/bottom edging

Finished Measurements
Circumference 23” / 58 cm
Height 6 (11)” / 15 (28) cm

Yarn
Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone, 80% wool / 10% silk (285 yds / 260m per 3.55 oz / 100g), 1 skein, shown in Old Faithful. Sample as shown used 257 yds / 234 m.

Needles
US 5 / 3.75 mm needles or size to obtain gauge
Your choice of circular needles or DPNs.

Gauge
26 sts and 32 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in main body pattern

Notions
5 stitch markers to separate repeats if desired
1 unique stitch marker for beginning of round
yarn needle
waste yarn or stitch holder

Skills
Knitting in the round, special stitches (directions given), lace, picking up stitches
Both charts and line by line instructions provided.

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I’m so excited to release In Love with the Night Mysterious! This lovely laceweight shawl, worked as a triangular wedge / vortex, incorporates an Aran lace and geometric side edging, with a textured body. The versatile shape can be worn a variety of ways. The Hat Box yarn, one of my favorites from Mrs Crosby, makes it sumptuous and decadent. I love the moody, dark richness of the Squid Ink colorway (but you can see examples of different colorways, all lovely, from my test knitters!).

Both charts and line by line instructions provided.

One Size (Easy to alter size)

Finished Measurements
Height (from cast on to last row, along edging): 49” / 125 cm
Top Edge: 24” / 61 cm

Yarn
Mrs Crosby Hat Box, 75% superwash merino / 15% silk / 10% cashmere (317 yds / 290m per 3.53oz / 100g), 2 skeins of Squid Ink. As shown shawl used approx 613 yds / 561 m.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
20.5 sts and 28 rows over 4 in / 10cm in Wildflower Repeat

Gauge is important. Alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements and finished size.

Notions
yarn needle
cable needle
2 stitch markers

Skills
lace knitting
cabling, to include novel decrease cable stitches
twisted stitches both RS and WS
both charts and line by line instructions provided

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