Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jersey Shore Knits

Foxpaws, designed by Xandy Peters  is a very popular pattern on Ravelry. I love the inventive design and Xandy's use of stacked increases.   Very clever.  I just had to start one out of my hand dyed fingering yarn -- lots of color choices.

I was curious when Xandy posted that she was looking for Indie dyers who reside in New Jersey for a new project. I contacted her and we met in NYC at a coffee bar in Noho.  I schlepped every color of fingering yarn I had and some finished projects too.  Xandy loved the subtle colors I used in my first Vivid blanket project - the colors reminded her of the old Victorian homes in Ocean City and thought it would be a good match for one of her projects.

Xandy's e-book, Jersey Shore Knits was published this week  and has been a huge hit on Ravelry.  The pattern my yarn was used for is called "Seashells" and uses 2 skeins of 3 different colorways of Woolbearers Fingering Weight. 

I've already downloaded all the patterns and will start this real soon.


Xandy Peters said...

It is so great to see you out this up, I cannot wait to share. You're always humble about your yarns, but they rival other brands. They're unique since they have the slightest color variation, a trademark look of semi solid yarn which most fingering weight colorwork yarns lack.

Woolbearers yarn is definitely some of the best in my stash.

Unknown said...

I love this pattern and have been meaning to get around to trying her stacked increases technique. Her whole collection is great. I had the opportunity to meet Xandy at Vogue Live and was very impressed. Can't wait to see your version.