Anne Hanson knows how to design incredible lace shawls, that’s for sure. Her new design, Pothos, is a stunner. Knit in Spirit Trail Nona, a heavy lace weight blend of superwash merino, cashmere and silk, this shawl has fantastic drape, and sheen, and softness. The collaboration of pattern and yarn is simply lovely.
Pothos is another new pattern debut for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, coming to the Howard County Fairgrounds May 7-8, 2016. It will be on display in the Spirit Trail Fiberworks booth (Main Building, Booth A30) and of, course, there will be a nice selection of Nona to choose from at the festival.
We’ll also have coupons for a free Pothos pattern at Maryland Sheep & Wool, with yarn purchase (at this point, this special offer does not extent to online orders, but we might try to work that in after the Festival 🙂 ).
I’ve been madly dyeing and putting together lots of kits to debut at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, too. We’ll have three different kinds at the show (and then online afterwards): Gradients (all one color, light to dark), Harmony (different colors that compliment each other but are not highly contrasting), and Contrast (contrasting colors for colorwork projects).
We’ll have kits in Nona (Lace), Sunna (Fingering), and Brigantia (DK) in kits in a variety of 4 to 6 skeins, in the Spirit Trail Fiberworks Booth.
In skeining these kits, one of the Sunna kits somehow ended up with a short skein, so I’m giving away:
A Contrast Kit of (from left to right): Lakeside (82 yards), Pink Sands (100 yards), Ebb & Flow (100 yards), and Au Naturel (100 yards).
If you’d like to win this kit, leave me a comment here and tell me what you think you’d make with it (it’s 382 yards total).
I’m running this give away on Instagram as well, so for more chances to win, head over to my Instagram account for details! I’ll draw a random winner from a combination of blog posters and Instagrammers, and post the winner in both places on Monday, May 2!