Fabulous pattern Friday: Rock Island by Jared Flood

12 Aug

Wow, is it Friday again already? I’ve been a bit slack on the blogging front this week, thanks to, well, staying up til 1am watching the news, but I couldn’t neglect Fabulous Pattern Friday…

(By the way, remember the Beekeeper’s Quilt from last Friday? It’s now at almost 400 projects on Ravelry. Which is frankly INSANE for a two week old pattern!)

Anyway, this week I’m looking at a slightly older design – Rock Island, by Jared Flood, aka brooklyntweed.

Rock Island

Jared has a huge following, thanks to a flair for creating very wearable designs, which are still technically interesting to make. He’s also a talented photographer, and launched a wonderful new yarn (called Shelter) to much acclaim last autumn.

Rock Island

Rock Island is a pretty challenging knit – laceweight yarn, with lace stitches on the right and wrong side of the shawl. But there are heaps of helpful tips on Ravelry if you’d like to make it.

And almost 1,000 people are. Which is pretty incredible.

Rock Island
It’s available as a downloadable PDF for $6, about £4. Money well spent! I can’t wait to see what he does next…

All images copyright and courtesy of Jared Flood. Find more at his website http://brooklyntweed.net/

Read more about this pattern on The Knitter website at lunchtime today.

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2 Responses to “Fabulous pattern Friday: Rock Island by Jared Flood”

  1. cpeezers August 23, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    I have this in my queue. I just go back and look at it every once in awhile. I am gaining confidence in lace but don’t feel quite ready to take it on. In the meantime, I love his photography and his pictures of this beautiful shawl!

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