This summer we were delighted to get a visit from pattern designer, Michelle Kupfer. Michelle dropped by the shop a couple of times during her say on Cape Cod, and left with – among other things – several skeins of our August Chatham Yarn of the Month: Lazy Afternoon on Mill Pond.
To our great surprise, Michelle put her creative juices to work, and created a scarf pattern for A Great Yarn. She called her creation her “Lazy Afternoon on Mill Pond Scarf,” and it features a light, summery design that embodies all the teal, aqua and sea grass colors of a laid-back afternoon on the water in Chatham. The scarf is knit using size 6 needles, and requires approximately 900 yards (two skeins) of Lazy Afternoon on Mill Pond. However, any fingering weight yarn will work. After blocking, the finished garment is approximately 15” wide and 75” long.
We are currently having one of our staff knit Michelle’s Lazy Afternoon on Mill Pond scarf for display in the shop.
By way of background, Michelle is a veteran knitter, and she has taught hundreds of students of all ages and all levels. She has also been designing patterns for a number of years, and 110 of her creations are currently available on Ravelry. Her patterns are designed to be easy to knit, with results that impress. When writing her patterns, Michelle draws upon her experience as a teacher to explain things in such a way that knitters feel empowered and independent, rather than confused and frustrated.
In addition to Michelle’s “Lazy Afternoon on Mill Pond Scarf” pattern, A Great Yarn also has more than a dozen of Michelle’s patterns available in the shop.