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!