Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 11 came out today, and I’ve got a cowl/stole pattern included: Prism.

I’ve been working on reversible lace patterns for a few years, exploring different ideas. I love making something that you can’t put on the wrong way. When the call for designs came out for Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 11, it looked like it was right up my alley:

  • laceweight wool yarn
  • simple or complex designs
  • traditional lace motifs not required
  • plenty of geometrical inspiration photos

I dropped what I was working on and came up with a swatch. Then I looked at it critically and realized it wasn’t right: close, but not quite right. I futzed around on the computer, changing my chart. I made multiple options and solicited opinions from all of my family members. What ended up coming off the needles was much better than the first attempt:

Prism swatch

Confession: I unraveled the top edge of this swatch and I’m still working on my own Prism. I do have a gold yarn obsession!

What this swatch turned into was a long stole using 3 skeins of Vale in Hammock:

Prism by Natalie Servant for Wool People 11, photo by Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed

(photo (c) Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

The cowl version used 2 skeins of Vale in Sashiko and is seamed in a garter stitch section:

Prism by Natalie Servant for Wool People 11, photo by Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed

(photo (c) Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

This is just one of the 12 beautiful designs in Wool People 11. There are some gorgeous sweaters and tempting accessories. I’m delighted to be a part of it. What are you tempted to knit?

Keep an eye on the Brooklyn Tweed social media feeds & Ravelry group for more details, but they’re planning a Vale KAL during July. I’m also running my annual Tour de France KAL in July. There’s also a wide-open TdF KAL on Ravelry. Oh, and there’s a Canadian KAL running until September if you want to knit something that qualifies for lots of KALs!

My medium-sized 3-sectioned Tour de France shawl sample in a slightly heavier yarn is just off the needles, but I’ll be doing major math this week to figure out how much yarn you might need. If you’re thinking of getting Vale from Brooklyn Tweed or from a local stockist and you’re worried about getting the yarn in time, get in touch and I’ll try to help you figure out yarn requirements. Stay tuned in the next week or so for previews!

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