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Timothy Ridge Kit PRE-ORDER

Knitty McPurly


Regular price $54.00
Timothy Ridge Kit PRE-ORDER
Timothy Ridge Kit PRE-ORDER

This listing is for a PRE-ORDER which will ship on or before March 5, 2021. The kit will not be identical to the one pictured, but will be similar and a mix of neutrals and jewel tones, speckles, tonals and variegated skeins.

This unique, OOAK yarn kit in a fabulous mix of neutrals and jewel tones is available in Frankfurt Fingering 75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon. Yarn dyed by Devin, Alexis, Gigi, Antonin and Charlotte. ♥

Kit includes:

  • 300 grams of mini skeins Frankfurt Fingering weight yarn in all sorts of amazing, unnamed colors
  • Timothy Ridge Shawl pattern as a digital download
  • Set of Rose Gold Hexagon Stitch Markers
  • Knitty McPurly muslin drawstring bag to carry it all around in.

When I was little, we used to go to my grandma’s house up on Timothy Ridge in Eastern Ohio for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. On those visits, which lasted anywhere from a week to ten days, she taught me to sew and imbibed within me a love of making things. She was truly a product of the Depression Era, never wasting anything and always using fabric scraps to make rag rugs.

One of the most notable elements of her large red circa 1850 farmhouse was the massive curving oak staircase that ran through the entryway and up to the long wooden floors upstairs.  She had carpeted the downstairs hallway, all the way up the sinuous staircase, and all through the upstairs hall to the bedrooms with a rag rug made from scrap fabric of every color and kind. This rug was bright, random and cheerful, kind of like my grandma.

In designing this whimsical, folksy shawl, I feel like I have captured the spirit of this handmade rug. I think this has been my favorite thing I have ever knit, and my favorite shawl to wear.  It flew off my needles and pretty much knit itself.  Soft and squishy, it goes all the way up to your neck with no gap for cold air to squeak through, and is charmingly asymmetrical in the way it drapes.

Containing pretty much every color, this adds a pop of stunning to a neutral, basic outfit. Put this on and it becomes the outfit, just like the rug dressed up those old oak floors.

An asymmetrical, chevron shaped shawl made from a random mixture of leftover fingering, sport and DK weight yarns, just like my grandma’s rag rug was made from scraps of leftover fabric. This shawl is done completely with garter stitch, and stitches are picked up to create the chevron shape.

One size

Finished Garment Measurements:

approx. 58” /147 cm wide x 28” /71 cm deep

Materials

A random assortment of leftover fingering, sport and DK weight yarn totaling about 1000 yds /

914 m

32-inch US #7/4.5 mm circular needle

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Gauge

20 sts/34 rows = 4” in garter stitch

Gauge is not super important for this design – close enough is good enough!

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