New Design! Pothos by Anne Hanson ~ And, a Give Away!


Pothos, a new shawl design by Anne Hanson of Knitspot, knit in Spirit Trail Nona in “Aquarius”

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.


Pothos by Anne Hanson ~ isn’t this gorgeous!?

Pothos uses approximately 875 yards of Nona (slightly more than one skein, so you’ll have enough left for another, smaller project), like Anne’s Almost Ovals or Hamsa.

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:


Sunna Contrast Kit

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!


One more beautiful shot of Pothos, just because it’s so pretty




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18 Responses to New Design! Pothos by Anne Hanson ~ And, a Give Away!

  1. josiekitten says:

    I have just taught myself to knit magic loop and continental style so I think I would use this yarn on some beautiful colourwork mitts and matching hat (if there was enough!)

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  2. Virginia Kessen says:

    I’m thinking I’d play with Laura Aylor’s Sunstruck, probably adding a little Sunna from my stash. Gorgeous yarns as always

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  3. mimers66 says:

    The Wollman Rink Cowl by Michelle Wang would look really nice with these colors. I would just have to find a good main color. I do have lots of Sunna in my stash. I love these colors together!

    Mimers on Ravelry

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  4. Joan says:

    Pathos is a stunning shawl and I have enough Nona in my stash, two colorways to choose from, to make it.

    The Sunna Gradient would be perfect for a pair of color work socks or maybe some mittens or a cowl, there are so many possibilities.


  5. Chris F-F says:

    MAJOR Deliciousness! I’d make a shawl. Yes, I would!

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  6. Loretta Steinman says:

    I would make a baby blanket with that gorgeous yarn!

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  7. Anita says:

    Lovely lace shawl in a beautiful color.

    The mini skeins would become a baby blanket, “Vivid”
    by Emily Wessel for TinCanKnits.

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  8. bettina3 says:

    Lovely lace shawl in a beautiful color.

    The mini skeins would become a baby blanket, “Vivid”
    by Emily Wessel for TinCanKnits.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. sophy0075 says:

    “Pothos” is a beautiful design. The yarn really shows off the edging of the leaves. I love the color. Alas, I can’t attend MDS&W (husband just lost his job 😦 ).

    I have a dear friend who at age 45 is almost three months pregnant. We are praying she will have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The Sunna colors would be perfect for a “Playdate” cardigan by tincanknits. I would alternate colors, sort of like Undone57 did with her “Ends” version.

    Thank you.

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  10. Vicki says:

    I would make a chevron stitch cowl using each color one at a time for a gradient, zigzag look.

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  11. Donna says:

    I think I’d go for a colorwork cowl or hat. The colors are very soothing together.
    Love the Pothos shawl, too! Especially since I love working with Nona 🙂

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  12. Naomi says:

    What lovely colors, and Sunna is so beautiful. I’d use these small skeins for some small colorwork projects like fingerless mitts, a hat for a lovely gift. I don’t have a particular pattern in mind, but would try my hand at a colorwork chart.
    kat50 on ravelry

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  13. Judy Sturm says:

    Hi – Beautiful shawl!! How many skeins of nona did it take??? Love that color!


  14. Alhbooks says:

    Yum, colorwork! Those would be perfect for a Fair Isle pattern tam.

    And of course, I’m already planning a Pothos after seeing these lovely photos here and on Anne’s blog.

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