Knitwear designer Anne Hanson of Knitspot is nothing if not detail oriented. Intricate stitch patterns seamlessly flow along her beautifully shaped accessories and garments. The result is gorgeous pieces you’ll love to knit and to wear.
Take, for example, Poinsettia. This beautiful neck warmer begins with a scalloped edge at the jawline, flows down the neck in a petal pattern and ends in a flared leaf lace collar at the shoulders. Knit from the top, the increases are almost invisibly incorporated into pattern. The neck warmer appears to grow organically.
Poinsettia is made with only 175 or 250 yards (depending on whether you knit the small or large) of sport weight yarn. You could treat yourself to any number of luxurious yarns – it is going around your neck, after all – like:
- 1 hank of Madelinetosh Pashmina yarn
- 1 hank of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock yarn
- 1 hank of Koigu KPPPM yarn (you’d need 2 hanks for the large size)
- 2 hanks of The Fibre Company Road to China Light yarn
- 2 hanks of Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight yarn
- 2 hanks of Blue Sky Alpaca Alpaca Silk yarn
If you’re new to knitting or you’ve never knit lace, the details of a design like Poinsettia can be intimidating. How do you follow the patterns and charts? What do you do if you lose your place? How do you fix a mistake? This is where we can help. Our Poinsettia Class begins this Thursday:
$40 for three 1.5-hour sessions
prerequisites: knit and purl in the round
Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 pm: September 23, 30 and October 7
supplies: Poinsettia pattern (available at Loop or online), 175 (250) yards of sport weight yarn, 16-inch circular size 3 needle.
Give us a call (215-893-9939) and sign up today! You’ll have a beautiful Poinsettia neck warmer of your own in just 3 weeks!