December 6, 2015

Now Available Individually - The White Wool (Ahab's Scarf) and The Land of Counterpane

The White Wool (Ahab's Scarf) is a simple seaman's scarf with a reversible pattern and easy twisted stitches, suitable for your favorite whaleboat captain or electronics technician.  Before now, it was only available as part of the book What Would Madame Defarge Knit?, but it is now available for purchase as a single pattern on Ravelry for $5.

  • Yarn - 2 skeins FibraNatura Shepherd's Own (100% wool, 252 yds/230m per 100g skein; 9 WPI), shown in Natural
  • Needles - US 7/4.5mm
  • $5.00 PDF download on Ravelry
c. Caro Sheridan

The Land of Counterpane, inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson poem of the same name, is warm blanket, comforting whether you're sick in bed or sitting on the couch for a major Netflix binge session.  The yarn specified in the book (What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?) has since been discontinued, but there are a plethora of suitable substitutes out there.  The trickiest part is the Judy's Magic Cast-On at the beginning; from there, you just knit in the round from the center out to the edge.

  • Yarn - approx. 1,300 yards Aran weight yarn, preferably superwash
  • Needles - US 10.5/6.5mm circular needle.  You will ultimately need a 60"/152cm cable, but in the beginning, you'll want DPN's or two shorter needles.
  • $6 PDF download on Ravelry

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