Walden shawl kit

  • Find that quiet, handmade place in your heart with Walden

    As a girl, I loved to imagine life in a cabin in the woods, where I would make everything by hand and explore the natural world every day. I was fascinated with stories of nature and treehouses and especially tales of young people who went to live in the woods.

    Walden began as a way to honor this quiet, handmade place in my heart. That imaginary cabin in the woods where life is both simple and rich.

    The Walden shawl brings to life this feeling of both simplicity and ability. It's a crescent-shaped shawl but constructed in a slightly unconventional way. It has three wedges, two of which are simple stockinette, and the third is a trellised leaf cable.

    To me, Walden has become a touchstone. It's shawl, an illustration, and a bit of a handmade meditation that can remind me to go slow and enjoy the simple joy of making.

    About the kit

    I collaborated with two fellow artists to bring you the Walden kit. Katy Carrolldesigned the shawl, Ashley Nelson Jackson created the central illustration which has become both an art print and fabric for project bags, and I poured my heart into the yarn palette.

    Together, the three of us are quiet makers who see and honor the maker in you. It is our hope that Walden will bring you joy, comfort and wrap you in the beauty of this wintry making season.

    I'll be making Walden kits throughout December and January. A select few (~20) are available as ready-to-ship, and if you can wait for me to make your kit, I'm ever so grateful for your preorder.

    See the second tab (above) for a complete list of what's in each type of kit.

    Luxe kits are $122 and yarn/pattern kits are $70.

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Walden Shawl

I love my Walden Shawl kit. The yarn is beautiful and feels like it will be a pleasure to knit. The project bag is well made and I'm always delighted by the stitch and progress markers. I also like the patten and think it will yield a wonderful finished shawl. I'm eager to get started.

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R.V.
Walden Shawl Kit

I preordered the yarn and pattern. The pattern was immediately available; the yarn arrived several weeks later, as promised. It was nicely packaged, and I was delighted when I opened it and could hold the yarn in my hands. I look forward to knitting a lovely shawl with this beautiful yarn.

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J.S.
The essence of fall.

I have the rich Sugar Maple color and can’t wait to start knitting with this soft, cozy yarn. The project bag is a gem.

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P.
Walden Shawl Kit

Beautifully dyed yarn, an interesting pattern and a carefully constructed project bag. I love the quality of everything I have purchased from Little Skein.

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Walden Shawl

I love my Walden Shawl kit. The yarn is beautiful and feels like it will be a pleasure to knit. The project bag is well made and I'm always delighted by the stitch and progress markers. I also like the patten and think it will yield a wonderful finished shawl. I'm eager to get started.

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R.V.
Walden Shawl Kit

I preordered the yarn and pattern. The pattern was immediately available; the yarn arrived several weeks later, as promised. It was nicely packaged, and I was delighted when I opened it and could hold the yarn in my hands. I look forward to knitting a lovely shawl with this beautiful yarn.

J
J.S.
The essence of fall.

I have the rich Sugar Maple color and can’t wait to start knitting with this soft, cozy yarn. The project bag is a gem.

P
P.
Walden Shawl Kit

Beautifully dyed yarn, an interesting pattern and a carefully constructed project bag. I love the quality of everything I have purchased from Little Skein.