On a snowy evening, there’s nothing quite like knitting through the long hours. I’ve been sitting by my window marveling at just how quiet the city can be on the first calm day to follow a 30-hour blizzard. The timing seemed so perfect too — a blanket of silence to end a bustling week of holiday activity.
Behind the scenes here, we’ve been having some fun using Shelter to revive some old favorites in the BT design archive. I love knitting old patterns in new yarns to see how they behave differently from a previous version. Today I present you with A Winter Juneberry, worked in the Wool Socks colorway.
I originally published this pattern last Spring for Veronik Avery, using a firmly spun sport-weight wool. It was fun seeing the triangle unfold this time with a woolen-spun yarn at a different gauge. The finished triangle blocked to a wingspan of 61″ across, with a height of 30″ at center back. This upsized version is perfect for snowy afternoons!
Aside from being available through St. Denis magazine, the pattern is also available online as a PDF. For the digital version, I’ve added yarn requirements and gauge/dimension information for a worsted-weight version. This one took 4 skeins of Shelter.
I haven’t strayed far from my knitting spot by the window in the last two days, watching rather violent snow last night, and a whole lot of quiet today. I hope everyone is staying warm and safe, whether or not you find yourself stitching through The Thaw.