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Nancy Whitman on craftsy.com
Charlottesville, Virginia

I learned to knit at the tender age of eight, and there was no stopping me. I spent decades knitting all kinds of garments for family and close friends. In 2005, I opened the online yarn shop ...

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Eden Prairie

from Nancy Whitman Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • bind off
  • pick up and knit from a slipped stitch edge

Pattern Description:

Inspired by a piece of Prairie-style stained glass, Eden Prairie is my interpretation of that style in a knitted fabric. The shaw is worked from the top down, but the construction method is unique. Starting with two separate triangles that are joined by a diamond, Eden Prairie grows by alternately working stripes on one side and then the other. A simple 10-row modified intarsia border heightens the stained glass effect. Constructed entirely in garter stitch, not a purl in sight, Eden Prairie is wonderfully squishy!

Pattern includes a construction schematic and a coloring schematic. You can sample a color scheme before committing to any yarn.


22 stitches = 4"/10cm in garter stitch after

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • neck edge width: approximately 60"/152.4cm
  • center depth: approximately 26"/66cm


  • Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards per skein, 1 skein each Oak (C1), Winter Wheat (C2), Onyx (BC) and Sequoia (C3). Actual yardage used is approximately 365 yards each of C1 and C2, 175 yards of BC and 105 yards of C3

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles at 40"/100cm long
  • US size 5/3.75 mm needles, circular or straight needles
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

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