Monday, September 13, 2010

Annatto Shawlette

The Achiote tree, found in regions of tropical America, produces heart shaped fruit that have dark red seeds. The spice Annatto is produced from these seeds. It is used to give a sweet and peppery flavor as well as a red color to many foods. Knit in a yarn with a touch of cashmere, this shawlette is soft to the touch and warm on chilly days. This pattern is entirely charted.

Knit in 400yds of String Theory Caper Sock in Winterberry on a US size 5. Annatto is 48 in W x 27 in L. $4 US

Indirectly named after my friend Elle. She called me to ask if I had a shawlette pattern she could knit while I was designing it, so of course I had to name it after her.

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