Celebrating the fiber farms, mills and dyers of the Appalachian region.
With a focus on beautiful and practical knits, Jennifer Sadler and Christina Danaee bring you a collection of designs made with yarns produced in the fiber rich region of Appalachia.
Old Rag is a cozy, textured shawl, knit from point to point. Named after a mountain in the Virginia Appalachian Mountain range, this shawl will be one you grab for time and time again during chilly months. Fisherman’s rib and slipped stitches come together to make this knit full of texture, on both the right and wrong side. Knitted in rustic Cestari Traditional wool, you will be transported to a field of sheep while the yarn glides through your fingers, softening your hands with natural lanolin while you knit. Cestari’s mill, located just a few miles from Old Rag Mountain, is a family run operation that has been in business since 1946. You can read more about this family and company at their website, http://www.cestarisheep.com/, including a description of how they raise, process, and spin their wool into yarn.
2 skeins of Cestari Traditional 2 ply in Natural Light Grey, or 180 yards of aran weight yarn for color A
2 skeins of Cestari Traditional 2 ply in Natural Medium Grey, or 340 yards of aran weight yarn for color B
2 skeins of Cestari Traditional 2 ply in Natural Dark Grey, or 340 yards of aran weight yarn for color C
US 6 needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Stitch markers, if desired
Note on yardage: My sample used every inch of 170 yards/155 meters of color A. I suggest having 2 skeins of color A because every knitter is different, and one skein may not be enough. This shawl is also designed to use the majority of the 340 yards/310 meters of colors B & C. If your gauge is much different than the pattern, you may want to adjust your yardage to ensure you have enough.