Piewhacket

Mary’s Piewhacket in Huasco

At our last staff meeting, Mary was wearing this adorable little shawlette.  We all loved it and asked her how long it had taken her to knit.   Here reply was, “I’m not going to tell you.”

I can tell you she probably whipped it up in one evening, because when Mary gets going on something, she just works it until it’s done.  Gotta love that Mary.  Most normal mortals can knit it in less that a week – it is just one skein…

Cool asymmetrical shape
Cool asymmetrical shape

Details:

Pattern: Piewhacket by Jennifer Dassau
Yarn: 1 skein Huasco hand dyed 100% merino fingering
Needle size – about a 6, depending on your gauge
Gauge is 18 stitches/4 inches (after blocking)

Mary’s Magnificent Thorn

Mary finished her Thorn the other day.  She sent me a quick photo of it just off her needles, but that picture couldn’t begin to show how amazing Thorn looks as worn!  Wow!  What an elegant shape!  
 
Sometimes things that look as dramatic as this are fiddly and difficult to wear, but this is an example of a perfect marriage of form and function.  The tapered wing shape give you great coverage over the shoulders and across the back with a narrow and  manageable end to toss over your shoulder.  Is there a more perfect excuse for a gorgeous Jul pearl pin!
 

Thorn is the kind of wrap that just makes you feel elegant and pulled-together, whether you’re dressed for the day in a suit, or running to the store in jeans and a turtleneck.  The fabric is ideal for this time of year as well as into the spring – light and warm and just enough.
 
Thorn takes just two skeins of fabulous Galler Prime Alpaca – a lovely heather yarn with terrific drape and an amazing hand.  Great colors too.   Which one should I choose?  There is that beautiful hot pink…