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Palmaria Scarf


A companion piece to the Palmaria Shawl, part of the Northern Landscapes Collection, part 2. The slip stitch pattern was inspired by the waved ridges of seaweed left on the rocky shores at Cape Norman, Newfoundland. Palmaria palmate, often known as Dulse, is a seaweed commonly found in the north east Atlantic.

This piece is also an homage to the ever popular Bias ‘Before & After’ Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.

Instructions are included for versions with and without beads and two colours vs a single colour.

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Counterpoise Scarf


This scarf was designed to use 22 colourways of Koigu ‘Minis’ (using 2 skeinettes of each colour) and to use up all the yarn. If you are using a different yarn or working at a different tension, you may require additional yarn to reach the size listed.

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Lá Bealtaine


Janelle Martin_MG_2886 sized watermarked
Lá Bealtaine
was designed for Wooly Wonka Fibers’ Celtic Year club, inspired by the Gaelic May Day festival Beltane – one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals at which special bonfires were kindled. Lá Bealtaine is the Irish Gaelic name for Beltane.

The pattern includes three sizes for this design: a shoulder wrap with buttons, a scarf and a rectangular stole.

Janelle Martin_MG_2933 sized watermarked

Herzblut Scarf


Herzblut Scarf glamour shot

I’m thrilled to finally release Herzblut Scarf. This scarf has been ready for a while but I was saving it to release during the Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2014. This scarf is perfect for chasing away winter blues. Select a brilliant jewel tone like the deep red shown in the sample or something that will make you smile on a grey day. The scarf is designed to take advantage of the generous yardage of Wollmeise ‘Pure 100% Merino Superwash.’

Anna Perenna Shawlette


Light Fingering Version, Tanis Fiber Arts Silver Label Mulberry Silk
My newest design – Anna Perenna Shawlette – is now live!

This shallow shawlette is worked from the bottom up, with crescent shaping produced using short rows in garter stitch. The upper edge is finished with an I-cord bindoff. The shawlette pattern includes instructions for five yarn weights and two sizes for the heavier weight yarns.

Read all about it here or head on over to Ravelry to buy it now!

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