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Deep Forest, A New Pattern

IMG_5045.JPGThere is this point in the seasons when the trees are bare (or mostly bare) and you can see deep into the wood.  The light strikes across the tress and branches, casting a dark lacey web of shadows across the forest floor and on any visitors walking the paths.  I was intrigued by these shadows and the idea of a dark, dramatic lace when I designed this scarf.This is a pretty straight-forward pattern, with dramatic results.  You can knit it large, or you can knit it small – giving you a choice of a shawl or a scarf.The best part:  I designed it to be knit with sock yarn!  Its a great way to take on the shape and techniques of a shawl without working with super-fine yarn.  You can use sock yarn in just about any yardage – This is size small, knit with just 315 yards of Claudia Handpainted Fingering Yarn.IMG_5082.jpgI was also inspired by the abbey where my Aunt lives.  They do good works.  And make candy (to fund the good works).  The most delicious, incredible, sinful, amazing candy known to life.  But they need some help.  Building a bigger kitchen – so they can make more delicious candy.  You can read more about this here.Anyway.  20% of the income made from this scarf will be donated to the building of this new kitchen.IMG_5051.JPGThe details:Deep Forest Scarf/Shawl (Ravelry Link)Requires:  315 (360, 395) yards of fingering weight yarnNeedle:  Something that gives you good gauge.  I used US 6.$5.75So.  Onward.  Bring out those mountains of sock yarn.  And knit on!  Save the candy kitchen!


Comment from Emilee
Time January 29, 2009 at 9:53 pm

That’s so pretty!

Comment from Renee
Time January 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Absolutely lovely! I have to knit this!! Lace patterns with fingering are my fav projects to knit.

Comment from ulli
Time January 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm

a lovely shawl, a beautiful inspiration and a good deed. (going off to get the pattern)

Comment from mel
Time January 30, 2009 at 6:40 am

Lovely Nicole!

Comment from Walden
Time February 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Very lovely!

Comment from Anne
Time February 8, 2009 at 8:51 am

Oh what a beautiful pattern! I may have to try that one out once I’m done with the stole I’m working on.. though I’m not quite sure I can do it, it’s gorgeous enough to try!

Comment from mom
Time February 10, 2009 at 9:39 am

you continue to amaze me every day… I’m so proud of this and so much more…You are a blessing to your dad and I… I love you so much…

Comment from Amy B.
Time February 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Cousin, you are amazing — this is beautiful stuff!! I keep yelling at Kevin, “Look at this one!”

Comment from Domiesmom
Time February 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I have nominated you for the kreativ blogger award! I love your blog:)

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