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Grove Park

About a month ago, around the same time that I decided to cut back on a frenetic schedule in order to regroup and figure out what to do with the rest of my life, I also began to design an original knitted project, using some of my favorite yarn, Vivacious by Fyberspates. This yarn that briefly hibernated in my stash, but I knew it wouldn’t lie dormant for long as its vibrant jewel-tone and beautiful texture enticed me.Vivacious was not new to me, as it has been a popular choice for knitters at my local yarn shop, several of whom, including me, have used it to knit the Marianne sweater from one of the Jane Austen Knits magazines.

     When I conceived of my Grove Park capelet, I wanted something feminine, a project that wouldn’t look out of place in an Austen-themed collection, but one that would be practical enough to throw on over jeans for a quick trip to the grocery store. I think my final product meets both of my criteria, although I know some folks would think twice before …

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