Saturday, February 11, 2012

Killigrew

One of my designs, a scarf called Killigrew, has just been published in Quince and Co.'s new Scarves, Etc. collection:

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Pattern: Killigrew by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Quince and Co. Chickadee, in the Carrie's Yellow colorway
Needles: US5/3.75mm

Killigrew is all about knits and purls—playful triangles framed on each end by an asymmetrical garter stitch rib. I envisioned it as a unisex scarf that could be worn by young and old, men, women, and children.

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The more I knit Killigrew, the fonder I became of this sunny colorway. It's the color of daffodils and dandelions, a real burst of sunshine in mid-winter.

It's an honor to be included in Scarves, Etc. The lookbook is absolutely stunning thanks to the gorgeous photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge. I especially like the still-life pages interspersed among the patterns: orange peels on a platter, a cup on a windowstill. They're so simple and perfect. And the scarf designs are so beautiful—I'd love to make them all!

To celebrate, I treated myself to lunch today at the place I named Killigrew after—the Lady Killigrew Cafe at the Montague Mill in Montague, Massachusetts.

The Lady Killigrew, Montague, MA

At the Lady Killigrew

Sun pouring in big windows, fresh salad, good coffee, a gluten-free muffin ... I was a happy camper.

Lady Killigrew Lunch

The whole time you're there, you hear the sound of the Sawmill River rushing by. Much of this former mill houses the Book Mill, a fantastic used bookstore with a crafts section always worth checking out. (A recent find: an old Harmony stitch dictionary with stitch patterns that aren't in any of my other books.)

Miles of books, comfy chairs, sunshine ... just an all-around great place to hang out, with lots cozy corners perfect for knitting! 

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5 comments:

KnitNana said...

Oh my, congratulations, but it's easy to see why your design was chosen for the lookbook! It's a fresh, spare, and pretty as every post you do (not to mention your designs)! Completely easy on the eyes and just lovely. Killigrew will have to go on my queue.
(That lunch looks excellent, too! That's one huge muffin!)
(((hugs)))

Betsey said...

Congrats, Bonnie. It's such a fantastic scarf, and you're right, the color is perfect, as is the lookbook.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Very awesome Bonnie. Gratz. The lookbook photos are beautiful. (^_^)

KPiep said...

It's beautiful! And what a fun place to shop, eat and explore.

India said...

Lovely scarf! Congratulations. And very nice to see the Lady Killigrew and Book Mill. My niece Addie and her partner, Dan (the people behind Real Pickles) live in Montague, and when we visit them we always stop there.