Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Huh, what's a xeriscape?

That's what I said to myself when Mary-Heather from Ravelry told us the name of the little scarf/shawlette that she designed using a single skein of our newest yarn, Honor. So, I jumped over to dictionary.com and checked it out. It turns out that a xeriscape is the environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use.

Aha! That makes perfect sense when you consider that Mary-Heather lives in the high desert of Albuquerque, NM. As she mentions in her blog, her daily walks through the rock gardens in her neighborhood inspired the scalloped edges of this design.

One of the great things about this pattern is that it looks great in our nearly solid colors like the Patina you see above as well as multi-colors, like the Turtle Rodeo below. That's because not only is M-H cute as the dickens, but she's clever too. The shaping that creates that edging makes the colors sing together.

We got a chance to see the model at market in June, and have been waiting impatiently for the test knitting and tech editing to finish up. We're delighted to see it out in the world for everyone. The pattern is up on Ravelry now.

1 comment:

Mary-Heather said...

Thank you for posting this! I just loved working with Honor - such a delicious yarn (and soooo soft!). And of course, the colorways are just beautiful! :) Such a treat!