We've seen what you can do with the beautiful colors, textures, and patterns available in our previous kits, and your capacity for artistic growth has motivated us to keep you inspired. The Arizona Dream Kit offered in 18 visually delicious and diverse pallets is constantly unfolding with options and possibility. Included in the scrumptious wrapping are five fresh, inviting designs, from which you can construct one throw or create two completely different wraps; one to keep and one to gift. Once you purchase a kit, entirely new patterns will be made available to you each season to add to your personal pattern gallery at no cost. The possible combinations of color and design are limitless...
What sets this design apart is the distinctive broomstick lace periodically dancing across the vibrant horizontal rows of color. You can almost hear the winds swirling through the Bluefish Caves of the northern Yukon, revealing their ancient yore. While this unique stitch creates the impression of challenging complexity, the truth is that it is remarkably simple in it's execution. The layers of broomstick lace punctuate the peaceful, level pattern with such delightful surprise and playfulness, that it begs us to try something new and promises not to disappoint our sense of adventure. Explore the vast wilderness of Denali...
Imagine, if you will, the iconic images captured by photographer Ansel Adams in his striking black and white series. Now, couple that inspiring landscape with vivid color. Takes your breath away, doesn't it? The chevrons in this pattern combine with bold, straight layers of color and texture, periodically interspersed with broken woven lines. The overall effect creates a seemingly complex visual narrative, evoking the peaks, valleys, trails and pigment-rich rock strata that create the magic of Yosemite. The real joy in this pattern is that this apparently complex piece is constructed with a combination of very simple techniques, so we can all hike up to the precipice with this one! read more
The desert hides treasures one might not expect. What is found in such an extreme climate is fiercely programed for strength and survival. Possibly most surprising when examining the flora of the desert, is the huge variety of life and apparent delicacy of it's beauty. Upon the closest scrutiny of the structure of certain cacti, one finds a graceful, balanced geometry of sorts. Nature has found a way to isolate each spine into a particular, regular shape, which repeats in ordered sequence. Continuing this spirit we use modular knitting in our Sonoran pattern, creating organic yet ordered shingled rows of diamond shapes. The effect is stunning. The process is a breeze. Master the simple square and you've mastered the entire throw. We've even figured out how to avoid tedious sewing up by way of picking up along the edges as you begin the next square. Embellishing with memorable curly-q tassels finishes with a lighthearted twist.
Considering the Teton mountain range is part of a line of mountains which extends from New Mexico all the way to Alaska, it seems only appropriate that in our interpretation you would experience continual peaks as far and wide as the eye can see. Using a repetitive chevron pattern creatively cloaked in a varied community of textures and hues, you feel yourself enveloped by soothing simplicity. This is a zen project, it goes deep rather than wide. It allows for the meditative reflection reminiscent of gazing across a vista from atop a grand vertex from which you can follow the continual line of peaks extending on towards the horizon. read more
Perspective is powerful. The same landscape you walk through without pause or consideration unfolds with mystery and pattern when viewed from high above. While soaring over the Mojave Desert, one might glimpse unexpected evidence of agricultural landscape nestled in particular valleys peppering iconic Route 66. Our Mojave pattern gives you this bird's-eye view, evoking the regular squares of farm-furrowed fields. In the same way as this aerial perspective creates a beautiful organic quilt, our design uses modular knitting to construct a striking, geometric field. Blocks of vertical rows border horizontal zones, and are balanced by center blocks containing both. The bounty of color and texture maximizes the total effect. The process is remarkably simple (our mantra here at Colinette) and makes for a genuinely fun project with impressive results. We invite you to try this one and get your kicks on Route 66!