Saturday, June 10, 2006


I think of Hudson River as a casual lace, just a little something to throw around your shoulders on a breezy day. Worked from the lower point upward, 430 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn will make a large scarf/shoulder shawl as shown. But the pattern can easily be enlarged, either by adding row repeats or by using thicker yarn and larger needles.

It's a relaxing knit. Once you get into the rhythm of the pattern it just flows along. Directions are given in both line by line written and charted formats; and include two side edge options.


Knit Kimber Knit said...

this is so beautiful!

Anne said...

How do I buy a pattern?

Cindy G said...

Thanks, Kimber & Anne
To buy a pattern, just click on the "buy now" button.

Anonymous said...

I dropped in to look at a free pattern and fell in love with this scarf! It's so beautiful. The other scarf is wonderful also. You are so talented.

I'm currently working on a sweater and not ready to start another "big" project, but I am seriously considering this for the next big one.

I bookmarked your page. I'll be back! Leslie

Firefly Nights said...

For anyone considering buying the Hudson River pattern I just wanted to say it's a great pattern and I've really enjoyed having it. Both times I've knit it I used a heavier alpaca and went up a couple of needle sizes. My first was a scarf size because I used up every bit of the two skeins I had. I'm currently working on a full-sized shawl which should have been finished long ago but I don't knit as often as many people do, and I also have several projects going at one time.

When I finish the shawl I'll probably knit this again in a lighter weight yarn. It's a very versatile and user-friendly pattern. The only thing I might change is to make the optional side edge pattern that is mentioned at the end of the instructions be part of the main pattern instructions. I think the version shown in ivory on the blog which emphasizes the opening from the edge double yarnovers really makes it look nice. I therefore wouldn't hide the instructions for this edge option at the end of the instructions.