As for our day jobs, Andrea and I are employees extraordinaire at Knitters Mercantile.
Knitters Mercantile puts on the annual Knitters Connection. It's a fabulous show that features many great instructors teaching a wide variety of classes. Knitting, crochet, spinning, felting - it's all there! There is also a Knitters Market with loads of great vendors from around the country.
The Knitters Market is where Andrea and I will be this weekend. We will be working the Knitters Mercantile booth. And that booth is, where we are SUPER excited to tell you, is where the very first Quirky Bird Knits pattern will be for sale!
Here is our first pattern - A Lady's Mantle.
This wrap features an elegant, open stitch pattern. It is worked in a worsted weight yarn at a loose gauge with large needles so the resulting fabric drapes beautifully.
Also beautiful is the yarn we chose - Yarn Hollow Brocade. This 60/40 blend of Merino and silk has sheen and drape that help create the elegant and luxurious feeling of this wrap.
To top it all off, we chose a dramatic JUL closure. The Spiral Bridge Closure is a metal fixture that contains two JUL pedestal buttons. No buttonholes required!
A Lady's Mantle will only be available at Knitters Connection this weekend. Stop on by the Knitters Mercantile booth in the Knitters Market and pick up a copy of the pattern, the JUL fixture, a skein of this gorgeous yarn for your very own A Lady's Mantle. Be sure to say hi to Andrea and Kathryn!
Psst - a special thanks to Melissa for modeling for us!