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
Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
37 (41, 45, 49, 53)" finished garment at chest
Approx. 150 (160, 170, 185, 200) g of worsted weight wool in each Main Color (shown in oatmeal/grey) and Contrast Color (shown as self-striping multi), 100 g worsted wool in Trim Color (show in brown tweed)
4.5 sts & 6 rnds = 1" in stockinette stitch
16" & 32" US 8 (5.0mm) needles
suggested skill level
Adventurous Beginner / Intermediate - This pattern uses steaking for construction of neck and armholes
Note: PDF pattern is delivered electronically. Download instructions will be emailed to you at purchase.
Designer: Kourtney Moon
Circumference at bottom edge: 33”
Length from shoulder to hem: 18”
Pulchritude of Peacocks DK, 2 skein Great Seas
16 sts and 4 rows = 4” in treble crochet.
Suggested Hook Sizes:
Size M-13 (9mm) crochet hook
Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Other Suggested Tools:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Kourtney Moon loves sushi, takes her coffee black and lives in Austin. She likes to spend her down time on the couch with a cocktail, netflix and a gargantuan knitting project. Her son is her favorite person in the entire Milky Way galaxy, but more importantly, his noggin and bum are the reasons why she initially embarked on the knitting/crochet journey. Find Kourtney on Ravelry as koyolxauhqui.
Barrington is a fitted colorwork vest with a scoopneck and flattering lines.
Jared Flood (aka Brooklyn Tweed)
34¼ (36½, 38¾, 41¼, 43½, 45¾, 48)” garment circumference at bust
Fingering-weight wool yarn in 2 colors:
Background Color: Approx. 635 (675, 745, 815, 940, 1040, 1095) yards
Dominant Color: Approx. 305 (325, 360, 390, 450, 500, 530) yards
Shown in Brooklyn Tweed Loft 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins in Artifact and 2 skeins Woodsmoke
28 stitches & 28 rows = 4” over charted swatch, after blocking
24" or 32" US 4 (3.5 mm) and 16" or 24" US 1.5 (2.5mm) needle
suggested skill level
Intermediate to Advanced