Introducing: Findley The Hesperides Collection

by Susan on September 17, 2013

I have run out of superlatives to describe all the amazing patterns that are available for our lace weight yarn, Findley. There is just so much good lace design going on right now and it’s all so very lovely. In spite of all the good stuff out there, I think Adrienne Ku’s charming Hesperides collection is going to make a big splash with lace knitters.

Adrienne Ku is a long time knitter, a relatively new spinner and a knitwear designer. She is also the wife of an avid fisherman and the mother of two almost grown sons. All of her boys are very supportive of her knitting habit and provide her with a steady supply of yarn. In return she knits them socks, lots and lots of socks.

We think you’ll love the Hesperides collection thought up by a new-to-us designer Adrienne Ku. Adrienne has created six knock-your-socks-off lace patterns for us, inspired by the many varieties of everyone’s favorite fall fruit – the apple.

CORTLAND hero

Cortland fingerless mitts
A lacy fingerless mitt with garter stitch cuff. Simple increases and decreases create the pointed cast-on edge. The top is finished with a band of garter stitch.

Knit by: Sarah McCusker
Modeled by: Alison Green
Knit with: Findley
#28 Rusty Copper

PINOVA hero

Pinova shawl
This triangular lace shawl is worked from the top (neck) down. The lace pattern creates the scalloped border allowing the shawl to be made any size (larger or smaller) as desired.

Knit by: Akshata Dhareshwar
Modeled by: Lily Steven
Knit with: Findley
#30 Lilac Bushes

NORFOLK hero

Norfolk fingerless mitts
A lacy fingerless mitt with a scalloped edge and ribbed cuff. Simple increases and decreases create the scalloped cast-on edge. The hand is worked in a simple lace pattern and the top is finished with 1×1 rib.

Knit by: Ronda Wisniewski
Modeled by: Patty Pope
Knit with: Findley
#29 Greengage

EVELINA hero

Evelina shawl
This half-circle shawl is worked from the top (neck) down. Simple increase rows are worked between each lace section to create the shaping. This shawl can easily be made larger by working more repeats of the last section. The shawl is finished with a knitted on border.

Knit by: Sue Isenhart
Modeled by: Alison Green
Knit with: Findley
#25 Buckwheat

NICOTER hero

Nicoter stole
This rectangular stole is worked in one piece from end to end. The lace pattern creates the scalloped edge for both the cast on and bound off edge. The side borders are worked in seed stitch with a slip-stitch edge. Length and width can easily be modified by altering the number of repeats worked.

Knit by: Sarah Johnson Sexton
Modeled by: Janelle Mills
Knit with: Findley
#26 Mulberry

AERLIES hero

Aerlies shawl
This circular shawl is worked in the round, from the center of the shawl outwards. Each lace section flows into the next with the increase worked into the lace patterns. This shawl can easily be made larger by working more repeats of the last lace pattern.

Knit by: Colleen Ringel
Modeled by: Janelle Mills
Knit with: Findley
#24 Snowy Skies

For this collection, we are releasing the patterns as digital downloads – the shawl patterns are just $4.99 and the perfect-for-leftovers fingerless mitt patterns are free! They use less than 1/5 a ball of Findley, so you can easily make 5 pairs or one pair after you’ve used up most of the generous ball of Findley.

These are only SOME of the fantastic new colors that Findley comes in. To see more colors click here. To find a store in your area that stocks Findley, click here. Be sure to click on “Find stores selling a particular brand” and select “Juniper Moon Farm” from the list before entering your location.

Please help us spread the word about the Hesperides Collection by pinning your faves on Pinterest! The patterns are all available on Ravelry now. You can also see more pictures of each individual patterns by clicking on the photo to be taken to the pattern page on Ravelry.

{ 6 comments }

1 fran September 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

now I KNOW I need to go to my LYS in Brunswick, GA!!! Lovely yarn, lovely patterns. I can see the mitts in my future! And pleasant surprise that they are freebies – yay!

2 jamie September 17, 2013 at 6:53 am

hard decision for they are all gorgeous!

3 Mary September 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Gorgeous!

4 Sarah September 18, 2013 at 12:50 am

So much gorgeous lace!!! These patterns are amazing :)

5 Trout Girl September 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Adrienne Ku is so talented! I need to make those fingerless gloves!

6 Marilyn Findley-Bays September 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Just curious…exactly why is your lovely lace weight yarn named Findley?

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