Designer: Suzanne Middlebrooks
Sizes: Scarf - Approximately 7" x 70", Blanket - Approximately 39" x 64", not including fringe
Yarn: SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed, 2 skeins Pumpernickel for warp and 1 skein Sap for Scarf; 2 skeins Fossil, 5 skeins Sweatshirt, 4 skeins Soot, 2 skeins Almanac, and 2 skeins Faded Quilt for Blanket
Warp Setting: 10 epi
Weft Setting: 7-8 ppi
Equipment: 8-harness loom with 10" weaving width, for scarf -or- 8-harness loom with 45" weaving width, for blanket; 10 dent reed, 1 large shuttle, Minimum of 1 large bobbin for scarf -or- minimum of 5 large bobbins for blanket
Suggested Skill Level: Intermediate
From the Designer: I started HCW in 1981 in less than 500 square feet. We had several looms and only 1 book shelf of yarn, so I wanted to go back to my weaving roots. The airiness of SHELTER makes it an ideal yarn for weaving, resulting in a very soft and lofty fabric. Since weavers think in yards, SHELTER is very generous in that area so it is a great choice and the fabrics are still very light in weight. The weave pattern is reflective of the many rivers and springs that are part of the landscape.
Suzanne Middlebrooks started her business with her good friend and fellow weaver Marta Shannon in 1981 with under 500 square feet of space, a little yarn, and 2 big looms--hence the name Hill Country Weavers. The big looms have slowly been taken over with knitting needles and a lot more yarn, but the passion for weaving remains strong. Find Suzanne as HillCountryWeaver on Ravelry.
Prairie Bliss Book 1 brings together 7 new patterns and includes 4 existing favorites from our popular Prairie Bliss Collection.
We asked each of our designers to use our local, wild-flowered landscape as inspiration for a knitted or crocheted design and were delighted with what came back: prairie-infused designs with a modern sensibility, each one more fun to make than the last. We think these designs capture Austin's style perfectly: relaxed, classic, sun-kissed, and just a bit edgy.
Enchanted Rock (knit) by Jennette Cross
Bouteloua (knit) by Kennedy Berry
Sweet Azalea (crochet) by Linda Permann
Strawberry Fields (knit) by Patricia Kalthoff
Lantana Haze (knit) by Kathy Bateman
Pink Silk Mimosa (knit) by Jennette Cross
Blue Sage Shrug (knit) by Elizabeth Green Musselman
Little Honeysuckle (knit) by Kathy Bateman
Limestone Landscape (knit) by Elizabeth Cobbe
Prairie Point Skirt (crochet) by Ana Clerc
Rockabilly Soft (knit) by Elizabeth Cobbe
Note: This pattern is delivered electronically as a PDF file. Download instructions will be emailed to you at purchase.
Combine simple woven panels with crochet borders and a knitted lace edging for an elegant baby blanket that is both fun and fast to make!
31” x 37”
Classic Elite Yarns Fresco (60% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 10% Angora. 164 yds/50 g)
3 skeins in color 5388 (MC)
2 skeins in color 5303 (BC-1)
1 skein in color 5301 (BC-2)
10 epi (10 dent heddle on a rigid heddle loom) & 10 ppi
4.75” = 1” in Lace Pattern, blocked
Rigid Heddle or 2-harness loom with a minimum 11” weaving width
needles & hooks
US size 6 (4.0mm) needles
size D (3.25 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle, blocking wires, sewing machine or serger (optional)
Note: This pattern is delivered electronically as a PDF file. Download instructions will be emailed to you after checkout.
You can also download this free pattern directly by clicking here.
30" wide x 40" long
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton Multi
(100% Cotton; 150 yds / 67 g)
6 skeins, shown in 6804 - Limeade
Note: If you substitute the cotton worsted solid color you will only need 4 skeins.
US 9 (5.5mm) needles
16.5 sts x 18 rows = 4" x 4" in pattern.
tapestry needle, blocking wires & pins (optional)