Here is the Cabled Shawl pattern as promised. This shawl is great as a cushy scarf too and can be worn in many different ways with or without a shawl pin. Often, instead of putting my arm through the arm hole I wrap the shawl around my neck or shoulders and put the other end of the scarf through it. It's a fabulous piece!
One sad note is that the yarn I used (Garnstudio DROPS Highlander) seems to be discontinued, so I'm on the prowl for a good replacement yarn to suggest. Any ideas?
here's the link to the free pattern : http://www.jannamaria.com/free-patterns.html
It's free until March 15th so tell all your friends to download it before then. Enjoy!
photos by Rhonda Hall
Seriously gorgeous goes without saying when it some to Sweetgeorgia Yarn, but this strippy sock is just so pretty, and oh so Spring which I'm really ready for; I just had to comment on it.
Along with her blog post about this pattern, Sweetgeorgia is hosting a giveaway for Knitcircus magazine, the publishers of this pattern. For a chance to win a one year subscription to Knitcircus and some awesome pattern collections comment on the Sweetgeorgia post here.
I completely forgot about our birthday this year! Oops. That just goes to show how busy I am at school right now!
Last year for our birthday I gave away my cabled cowl pattern, so I think I'll give away another one this year. I just haven't finished writing it up yet, sorry. Here's a sneak peek at what the pattern is for though. The pic shows the lovely fibre artist Sasha Webb (whom I met in textile school) modeling my shawl, I'm in the back adjusting it. Sasha recently moved to the Northwest Territories be the director of the Great Northern Arts Festival. How amazing would that be?
Janna Maria Vallee is a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program. In her art practice Janna combines textiles and socially engaged media. She founded VY in 2008.