Wednesday, June 12, 2013

sugar stick scarf

Another secret, revealed... This one has been really hard to keep, but I can finally share: I have a pattern published on!

It all started after I finished my Magdalin hat, and I wanted a cowl to match. The gorgeous grey Madelinetosh yarn had been a birthday gift from my brother and sister-in-law, who generously gave me two skeins—which meant I had one left over to experiment with. This was the result, combined with a beautiful handpainted yarn that I had bought on a whim from Woolbearers, the kind of yarn that was so lovely, it jumped right into my bag.

I was so happy with it that I decided to submit it to Knitty in the beginning of March—hence my hunt for a headshot—and in the best way possible, forgot all about it. Until I got a lovely e-mail saying they had accepted the pattern! I yelled so loud the dog started barking in a panic, thinking I was hurt somehow.

The model is my friend and fellow 4-H leader Tahara, one of whose best qualities (among many) is that when I say, "can you meet me this afternoon to model a knitted scarf?", she says, "where and what time?" and shows up looking gorgeous without any makeup on. Really, she defies belief. We pulled off the shoot at a park halfway between our respective houses, in about thirty minutes, because we both needed to get home to our kids. Priorities!

I cannot wait to see what other people do with the pattern. The possibilities are endless.


  1. Awesome scarf!! I already know I want to make one!

    Beautiful model. Impressive photography. Way to go, Girl!!

  2. I can tell you what other people think!! It's absolutely beautiful!!! REALLY nice!!! I'll try not to gush, but this one is so pretty. Hugs and thanks!

  3. Beautiful, Kris! Oh my gosh. And the photos are beautiful of the model and the surroundings :*)

  4. I absolutely lovoove this! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Congrats! It is my favorite pattern in Knitty this issue.

  6. I don't think I have ever been so enamoured with a pattern. By that I mean, just keep returning to look at the pictures. I am glad I followed the links to your blog post--since I have often wondered how come the model seems just so perfect... and she's your friend! She is absolutely beautiful and part of the reason the whole pic captured my interest!