Wednesday, May 18, 2011

That's a Wrap!

Silky, nubby, shimmery, downy soft.
Textural & colorful pleasures abound when embarking 
on a Jane Thornley inspired piece.

Lovingly hand knit, this wrap is my first 
completed Jane Thornley free-range pattern:
Green Before the Gold

I have a few other pieces under way, and I have to say, 
I love Jane's patterns as much as I love her spirit.

On her newly redesigned site you'll find out first hand 
what a power house she is. From her creative depths 
she easily designs free-range knitting patterns, 
crafts stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry, 
maintains a beautiful, thoughtful, inspiring blog, 
leads Inspirational Fiber Excursions throughout the year, 
and runs her Inspired Knitters Club like a well-oiled machine. 
I honestly don't know when she sleeps. 

Like many of you, I collect and organize patterns into binders 
(for that magical day when I'll have time to knit them all.) 
In my studio, however, Jane has a binder all her own.  
 When I open it I hear my long-distance friend whispering 
"any thing is possible" and "you can do it." 
Read "About Jane" for her truly inspiring story.

Jane's approach is as much about celebrating yarns 
as it is about exploring stitches, color, form and function. 
If you're looking for a freeing & adventurous knitting 
experience, look no further. Jane delivers. 

If you're on Ravelry, check out the Jane Thornley Group. 


Apparently inspired by Jane, you-know-who enjoys the company 
of knitters (or perhaps just the end product,) and agrees that
 "there are no rules."


  1. It's breathtaking! Stanley seems to like it too :)

  2. I loved reading about Jane and her first excursion into the world of knitting. She describes her end product as "textile overrode niggles of disappointment", yet was instantly smitten! It would have been so easy to have put it away and never taken it up again! Bravo! And by the way - your throw is luscious!