11.06.2012

from the coast.....


i believe i promised you a post of an f.o :)




this is a test knit i did for by annie claire. and i have to say, i have knit this with the softest yarn ever. i loved the whole process of knitting this shawl.



i love the simple beauty to this pattern. and it even used a few new (to me) techniques!
garter knitting is one of my fave looks these days... and i really think that this yarn showcases the stitch beautifully.


i knit this with 2 skeins of cascade eco duo, an organic yarn... 70% alpaca... 30% merino... and like i said, it's the softest yarn ever! i used the colourway almond smoke.



this pattern will be available really soon, and trust me, you'll want to knit it! it's such a lovely shawl to wear. and would make incredible christmas gifts too! note though, i used every bit of 2 skeins... with only a little to spare at the end.. make sure you do your gauge swatch on this one, even though it's an accessory. :)


annie calls this coastal fog... i love it! it's really the perfect name for it. it's so soft, fluffy, warm, and just luxurious! the pattern will be available soon! you'll want to keep an eye out for it for sure!

annie not only designs amazingly beautiful patterns, but she's got a beautiful line of yarns which she dyes organically. this girl also knows how to professionally shear sheep too! annie wanted to become more connected to the yarn that she loves to knit with and wanted to make that connection easier for us.... seriously, she inspires me so much!


to find out more about annie and to know just when the pattern will be released, you can find all things by annie claire here :


i'd love to know what you're up to today! i'm fully surrounded by yarn, and i'm as happy as a clam being this busy. i heart knitting season. it's the best, complete with teas, lattes, good company, and much much yarn. what are you working on ? xoxo

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shawl Rebecca! It really does look so cuddly and so soft! I want to feel it in person now!!

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    1. well then! i believe you and i need a knitting date! xo

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  2. want.it! Love all that squishy garter stitch...mmm...

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  3. Beauty! I'd love to be surrounded by yarn...but that isn't the case, today...Enjoy the bliss!

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  4. That must be the cosiest, softest shawl in the universe! I just bought some of that same yarn this weekend after touching it 'just to see what it felt like'. Surprisingly squishy and smooth!

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    1. oh it is soo soft! and uber warm! did you happen to buy 2 skeins? you could knit this!!! xo

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  5. I LOOOOOVE the way this looks! the yarn just looks so sumptuous and touchable and the pattern is so lovely! fab pictures!

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    1. thanks so much! it's hard taking pics of yourself, hey? and sometimes (very rarely) it works out :) this time it did. horray!! xo

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  6. Oooo! Looks so squishy and scrumptious! Good work!

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  7. This is really beautiful. The yarn color is perfect and cozy- looking. I like the button up detail. It's like a cross between cowl and shawl, which I would actually use.

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    1. ya! it totally is! it's the first kind of style that i've done like this, and i love love love it! xo

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  8. So beautiful! I really love the edging.

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    1. thanks! i so enjoyed this knit :) xo

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  9. That's a beautiful scarf, and I love the colorway. Can't wait for the pattern to be released.

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    1. weee! isn't it just so pretty!? also, how are you?! xo

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