Friday, September 7, 2012

New on Etsy: Half Moon Jacket and "Fleur de Laine" Scarf

The credit goes to Noro Silk Garden Lite -- a yarn that works magic with colors, in a soft blend of wool and silk -- as well as to the creator of this wonderful sweater pattern. It's the "Sunrise Circle Jacket," available from Kate Gilbert at

The scarf in the photo was crocheted using the same yarn, but the pattern is my own. I call it a "Fleur de Laine Scarf," as it's composed of dozens of small, medium, and large "flowers" crocheted in a circle, just as you would a yarmulke! I'm giving a course on the technique this fall at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center. (See "The Center" at or check out my page on courses in this blog.)

A few more views of this jacket, which I knitted using size 6 circular needles. It's a size large to extra large, following the directions for size 38 in the pattern.

For many more versions of this wonderful sweater, check out! If you're a knitter and you haven't yet joined, I heartily suggest you do.

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