10.15.2015

The Secret Garden Shawl Kit


Early on in the year I was invited to be part of something very special.
I was invited by Anne Vally of littleskein.com to design a special shawl pattern inspired by the book  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

I jumped at the chance. 
I not only love the story, but as you know... botanical inspiration is sort of my thing. :)

Immediately I thought of the ivy-covered stone wall surrounding the forgotten garden.
Adapting one of my favorite stitch patterns, I created this delicate textured shawl with the lovely Western Sky Knits Magnolia Sock yarn in the Misselthwaite Manor colorway.


And.. I love it!






The bottom has a lace-border while the sides of the shawl are done in garter stitch which can be folded down and worn in a shawl collar style. It can be wrapped around your neck, fastened with a shawl pin, or you can use the optional button-closure in the pattern to wear it in more of a capelet style.

Anne has kindly created a great video showing a few styling options HERE.

The Secret Garden Shawl is currently available exclusively in kit form through littleskein.com in the following gorgeous colorways from Western Sky Knits.


I especially love this green!



 The kit arrived at my doorstep packaged beautifully. With every Secret Garden inspired element developed by a different artist, this kit is so truly special. I am so impressed by the amount of detail included in every last little item.

I am so grateful to be a part of this project. It really has been a treat.



More information about the Secret Garden Kits from Little Skein in the Big Wool can be found HERE.

Look for the individual Secret Garden Shawl pattern to be released in November!


14 comments:

Julie Crawford said...

I'm so smitten with the design- the shawl looks so perfect for A Secret Garden! And that project bag- best fabric ever. What a beautiful club I'm going to check it out!

Renee Anne said...

That is gorgeous. Generally speaking, I'm not a "shawl person" in that I don't wear them.......but I have knit a couple. I may wind up having to have this one. ::sigh:: I might have to turn into a shawl person....

Gitte Tofte said...

That is so beautiful - I love these stitches! And what a great idea to knit a shawl inspired by a book - I must do that some day :-)

http://bookwormscloset.com/

Carla said...

This is so very beautiful! I like the grey, but it's fabulous in any colour ; )

BCGramma said...

Beautiful pattern!! The color is amazing, I'm into grey and this is a spectacular grey. I think this pattern would be a great addition to a sweater, hint, hint.

Andrea Davis said...

Wow. Truly beautiful artistry. I have so enjoyed the latest podcast. Nice to hear your voice again. I am curious to hear more about your new yarn shop!

Andrea @ This Knitted Life

Dizzy said...

Wow, so beautiful! I've always loved the book, and I completely wore out the VHS of it as a kid...I can't wait to start reading it to my daughter when she gets old enough. Looking forward to the pattern release!

Pixidaria Racoonims said...

so beautiful!!!!

Rigmor S Volden said...

Just beautiful! :) you are so good, it`s lovely pattern and colours :)

Vikki Bird said...

Beautiful! And the colour options are wonderful - I adore that bright pink, and the purple, and the green. In fact they're all wonderful!

Joan Rapp said...

I am so excited about this shawl. It would be so much fun to create it. I love all the color options, really it would be difficult to pick one!!

Kathryn Rehrig said...

What a gorgeous pattern! I love the way the leaves intertwine... It would be hard to decide which color showcases the design best!

Just Another Old Geezer said...

The shawl is so beautiful and the texture is astonishing - congratulations, you are extremely talented. Outstanding!!
http://prettyknittingpatterns.weebly.com/

Karen said...

I love leaves and branches. That is why your work is one of a kind and you have such an amazing talent.