Thursday, October 27, 2016

Because I Met Annie

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had the pleasure of meeting Annie Rowden of "By Annie Claire" during my trip to Rhinebeck. (My "meeting"...I saw her on the hill, freaked out and practically ran her down to say hello and get a picture) I have gushed over her patterns and how much I love knitting what she designs. She has a way of designing a pattern that is a perfect balance of ease and focus. This knit definitely fit that bill. I knit this giant shawl up in 6 days. I haven't finished something this size so quickly in a long time! I worked on it every chance I had.

I bought a skein of Miss Babs Killington yarn in the Moss color way at the festival. Yes, I stood in that crazy long line, but honestly part of the fun is waiting in line and chatting it up with fellow knitters. And Robin had the chance to take a selfie with Stephen West while we were in that was worth the wait.

Anywho...I had never knitted with the Killington yarn and I LOVED it! It is a lofty sport weight blend of Polwarth wool and Tussah silk. It has a subtle sheen, a slightly crisp hand, and excellent yardage.
Size: 700 yd / 8.5 oz (640m / 240g) skeins
Content: 85% Polwarth wool, 15% Tussah silk.
Gauge: Sport weight. 5-7 stitches per inch on US 3-5.
Miss Babs link to the yarn: Here 

My Ravelry Notes: Here

I think I need to knit one of these up in some Alpaca Farm Yarn.....ahhhh would be heaven to wear.

Below: Rhinebeck, Annie wearing her Purbeck shawl. I am in my Illas Cies sweater


  1. it's soon pretty leanne, i love the color and the lacy pattern!!! i LOVE the way you described the yarn!!!

  2. LOVELY! I cannot imagine knowing how to do this!

  3. I was at Rhinebeck too! I love your shawl, I even have the yarn for it but just haven't started it yet. You've definitely made me want to cast on! -Sierra