Happy New Year! To welcome 2017, I'm releasing a new pattern: the Golden Valley shawl.
Golden Valley is a triangular shawl knit in Anzula Ava, a sportweight blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon. It's a big, cozy, warm shawl—just what you want to wrap yourself in during these cold winter months.
The pattern's name comes from a verse in Woody Guthrie's song, "This Land Is Your Land."
“As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.”
Golden Valley is knit from the top down with 635 yards/580 m sportweight yarn. The pattern provides complete instructions for techniques, including the garter stitch tab cast-on and picot bind-off. Stitch patterns are provided in charts.
The finished shawl measures 64 inches/163 cm wide across the top edge and 29 inches/74 cm long at the center. (If you'd like a smaller shawl, you can use fingering weight yarn and smaller needles.)
When you purchase Golden Valley, you'll join with other knitters to help protect the Earth's environment and preserve our wilderness: 20 percent of proceeds between January 1–20 will be donated to the Sierra Club, the nation's largest and most influential environmental organization.
Thanks go to Jenny Sennott for editing the pattern and to Amber Ladley for bravely modeling the shawl on a chilly day here in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
Thank you very much for reading!
P.S. If you'd like to knit something special for yourself now that the holidays are winding down, please join us for the Third Annual Selfish Knitting KAL. It starts today and continues through February 12. Any of my patterns can be made for this KAL.