The White Horse Inn
October 27, 2018
December 18, 2018

The White Horse Inn

Project info
Whitehorse by Caitlin Hunter
Needles & yarn
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette (worked inside out)
Rowan Cotton Cashmere
7 skeins = 959.0 yards (876.9 meters), 350 grams
Uncommon Threads Yarn in Los Altos, California

This a great transition piece that hovers between summer and autumn and graces both so beautifully. This was a super fun knit with an easy-to-follow lace repeat. It might look complicated but don’t let that fool you--I think a confident beginner/intermediate lace knitter will be able to nail this. It goes pretty fast too because the gauge is 18 stitches per 4 inches. I love the new heavier lace knits that are so popular right now. The trend toward deep lace bodices with worsted weight yarn is fun. I knit the smallest size and made it smaller by having a smaller gauge (20 sts. per 4 in.) and did not add stitches at the sleeve separation. Caitlin does a great job with pattern writing so it was easy to follow and a pleasant knit all around.

The yarn is Rowan’s Cotton Cashmere, a light worsted weight yarn made mostly with cotton and a dash of cashmere. It’s lovely to knit with a great hand and scrumptious fabric, and for me, goes in the washer and dryer. The ball band does not recommend it but I have had no problem doing this: turn inside out, put in a mesh bag, wash in cool water and gentle cycle, remove sweater from bag and dry in low dryer. This yarn is a winner.

Does anyone remember the White Horse Inn on Roscoe in the San Fernando Valley? I remember going there in the 60s. My grandparents had a chicken ranch on Sherman Way (I know, if you know the area now, it’s hard to believe that Sherman Way was at one time stringed with small ranches.) As a girl, my brother and I would go there for a nice dinner with mom and dad and nana and papa. What a treat!

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October 27, 2018
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by Rowan
85% Cotton, 15% Cashmere goat
137 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: October 27, 2018
  • Finished: January 7, 2019
  • Updated: September 12, 2019