New Design! I Am Groot: Cardigan of the Galaxy

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Mary Annarella of Lyrical Knits just published her gorgeous new cardigan pattern, I Am Groot: Cardigan of the Galaxy, on Ravelry this morning (that play on words just cracks me up, I love it so much). The pattern is also 30% off until December 17, 2017! I’ve been watching this cardigan develop over the last couple of months over on Mary’s Instagram feed, and I just love it.

This is one of those wonderful, comfy designs that’s so nice to wrap up in. It has so many nice details, too: ribbed edging on the front and collar (I’ve always loved this style of sweater edging), pockets, a bit longer, nearly tunic length, and those gorgeous cables. I love patterns that have enough going on to keep them interesting, and this definitely fits the bill.

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Mary and I collaborated on the colorway, If a Tree Falls. She was envisioning a color reminiscent of varying shades of weathered tree bark, to go with the character of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy (without the green “moss” on the character 🙂 ). Not too dark and not too contrasty, so the cables would show up nicely. It’s dyed on STF Zalti, which is a beautiful 100% Targhee worsted / aran weight, and Zalti LOVES cables (Amy Herzog used the same base for her Verglas design last year, and I also have a booth sample of Thea Colman’s Dark and Stormy knit in Zalti, and it’s fantastic, too).

Aren’t those cables just fabulous? Mary’s designs are so lovely, and so timeless. It was a pleasure to work with her, and I really love the result so much.

As part of the design debut, I’ve opened up a dyed-to-order listing for Zalti in If a Tree Falls. Orders placed between now and January 2, 2018, will ship no later than January 24, 2018. Orders placed after January 2 will ship 3-4 weeks after order date. There are lots of other colors in stock on Zalti right now, too, and if you don’t see the color you want, I’m happy to do special orders. Special orders of other colors will follow the same schedule as If a Tree Falls above. Just email me at info@spirit-trail.net!

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What a gorgeous pattern (and aren’t the buttons perfect?).

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