Shades of Winter Collection

Today I am so happy to be able to say that the Shades of Winter Collection, a collaboration with Luna Grey Fiber Arts, is finally published!

A collection of cold weather knits inspired by the cool and beautiful shades of winter.

First up, Wide Open Spaces, a triangular shaped shawl worked with a knitted on edging. This shawl is so warm and cozy in the fabulous Nova Worsted yarn, I just want to wrap up in it all the time now that the weather has turned colder.  

Wide Open Spaces, in Nova Worsted, Glacier Araucana colorway

Wide Open Spaces, in Nova Worsted, Glacier Araucana colorway

Jackie at Luna Grey has kits available for this shawl, so you can choose from her amazing color palette to create one of your own.  Kits are available in her shop here, and include both the pattern PDF and the yarn: Wide Open Spaces Kits


Next up is a quick little hat, Due North, also worked in the Nova Worsted yarn, shown here in the Tradewinds colorway.  

Intertwined diamonds that come to a point bring to mind a compass, leading you due north.

Worked at a gauge perfect for the coldest of temperatures, the cozy fit and interesting cable motif combine for a stellar hat you will want with you all season.

Jackie also has kits available for this fun hat, which are perfect for gifting, either as a kit or as the finished hat:  Due North Kits  I honestly cannot recommend this yarn enough, it's at the top of my favorites list!

Due North, in Nova Worsted, Tradewinds colorway

Due North, in Nova Worsted, Tradewinds colorway


If you want to do some knitting for a little kiddo you happen to know and love, the Lodgepole Pullover might just be perfect!  Worked in Luna Grey's Aspen Sport, it's super-wash and super durable, and the color combos are endless. 

Written for sizes 12 months through 10/12 years, and featuring a fun-to-work tree motif, most little kids would adore one to call their own.  I know my kids both are loving their "tree sweaters!"

Lodgepole Pullover, in Aspen Sport, Marine and Mushroom colorways

Lodgepole Pullover, in Aspen Sport, Marine and Mushroom colorways


Lastly, I have a fun little hooded (or not) cowl that works just as well for women as it does for little ones, Defrost.  The little cabled band is worked first, then grafted to form a circle.  Stitches are picked up around one edge and the body is worked in the round, either using short rows to form the hood, or omitting them to form a traditional style cowl.  The yarn used is the sport weight version of the Nova yarn, Nova Sport, and it's so soft, with lovely drape, and was amazing to work with.  

Defrost, in Nova Sport, Fjord colorway

Defrost, in Nova Sport, Fjord colorway

hooded version

hooded version

traditional style version, shown in Quince & Co, chickadee, in Carrie's Yellow colorway

traditional style version, shown in Quince & Co, chickadee, in Carrie's Yellow colorway

So, I guess I've been away from the blog for quite a long break.....but I DO have something to show for it, I've been super busy creating!  

I should be back more frequently now, and I have some more fun things coming up soon and other things to catch you all up on, so I will be back again real soon. 

It's been unseasonably warm quite late into the season here in WI, but my needles have still been clicking away.  What have you all been working on this Fall?  I'd love to hear!  Please share here, or come join us on ravelry in our little group, On the Porch [with Addiesma], where we have KAL's, chat about patterns, call for test knits and share new releases.