Knit them: Crimson & Clover

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I am so happy to have re-blocked and re-photo’d Crimson & Clover. Now that both of my samples are re-blocked, I’ve been wearing them like crazy, and they sure are fabulous.


First, there’s the song: I love Joan Jett’s version of Crimson & Clover the best, because, well, because Joan Jett. We’ve been rocking a lot of ladies lately – Joan Jett, Dolly Parton (I don’t think a universe exists in which I can hear Islands in the Stream too many times), Pat Benatar, just to name a few, and there’s something about Joan. She’s one of the original rockers, and I admire her so much. Plus, you feel like singing and pumping your fists when listening to her music.


Second, there’s the yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Worthy. Oh, man, this yarn is amazing. It’s soft and has a stunning halo, and gorgeous sheen. It’s the kind of yarn that you actually NEED to have touching your skin. t

Third, there’s the pattern: two versions, stockinette or garter, and a really fun lace section at the end. The rates of increase are a bit different than more traditional triangular shawlettes, which makes for long, long arms to wrap and wrap around your neck. I really like wearing them with the arms tied off to the side, just a little bit, too.

up close and personal

It’s a really versatile wear, too. Wrapped all around you, thrown over your shoulders, or with the arms tied off to the side, just a little bit, too.

Crimson & Clover


  1. Shannon,
    Love the shawls….just have to tell you that Glenn and I were lucky enough to see Dolly in concert this summer and she sang “Islands in the Stream”. Magical song, thanks for reminding me of it this morning.

    1. Author

      Love that, Suzanne – and, how lucky are you that you got to see Dolly perform? Talk about magical – that woman is magical 🙂 Big hugs to you and Glenn!

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