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{a cozy wool throw for fall}

{a cozy wool throw for fall}

Remember all of that beautiful City Tweed I bought a while ago?  Well, after swatching it a few times, it’s finally on the needles!  Instead of knitting the baby blanket I originally bought the yarn for (which you can now buy the pattern for here – thanks Jared!), I decided to try designing a blanket of my own.

{tweed + garter stitch = heaven}

{tweed + garter stitch = heaven}

My sisters and I grew up on Long Island, and the silvery-gray color of the yarn, with its specks of beige and black, reminded me of the faded cedar shingles on the houses out East.  That, combined with the relaxed, beachiness of the pattern, inspired me to call this the ‘Montauk’ throw.

{house image: House Beautiful}

{beach house image: House Beautiful}

The majority of the throw will be knit in soothing garter stitch and finished with a wide-rib border.  This yarn is gorgeous, knitters.  It is a soft, luminous wool and the color of the yarn changes depending on the light.  I’ve swatched it in garter stitch as well as stockinette, and it looks equally beautiful in both.  I would love to knit this up as simple scarves and mittens for fall; an uncomplicated pattern will certainly highlight the subtlety of the wool.

{a tiny swatch}

{a tiny swatch}

I am really excited about this throw – I will post the pattern for you when it’s all finished!  In the meantime, if you want to pick up some of this yarn and get a head start on your fall knitting, click here.

I’d love to hear what you are working on!

~Jenny

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