One of the things that I love about the Seven Sonnets project is that I get to work with some really amazing dyers. And when Sarah of Stitches ‘N Rows said she wanted to do red for this project I was really excited. I love this red! Well to be honest I just love red. But nothing stirs me more than a rich blue red – mostly because that colors looks best on me!


Teasdale is named for American poet Sara Teasdale. Red is the color of love and longing, and Sara’s poems bring those feelings to life.

Fate is a wind, and red leaves fly before it
Far apart, far away in the gusty time of year


Teasdale is started with red leafy border worked in one long piece and is worked up in the “Killjoy” colorway dyed up by Stitches ‘N Rows. Stitches are picked up to work the patterned body. And I adore this patterned body. I love the way the short rows don’t interrupt the patterning and the pattern is simple and intuitive to work.


Teasdale is a half-circle shape and is available via Ravelry for PDF download. It can be purchased individually for $6.00 or as part of the Seven Sonnets collection for $21.95. There are only two sonnets left to be recited. And Sarah from Stitches ‘N Rows has the Killroy colorway in stock right now, as well as a selection of gorgeous hand-dyed fiber!


Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)

Yarn: Stitches ‘N Rows Definitive Sock or Entwined Sock in “Killjoy”
400 yards needed to work the pattern

Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette

Size: One size – 50″ wide and 15″ deep after blocking

Teasdale is available to purchase for $6.00 USD
or as part of the Seven Sonnets Collection for $21.95 USD


  1. Corolyn says

    I love your pattern and want desperately to make it but I really don’t want to have to deal with a lump in the middle. Any way around it? Some knitters talk about making it in a crescent shape…where can I find out how to do that?

    • Corrina says

      My lump blocked out completely. I don’t have instructions for working it as a crescent shape. If you decreased say 6 stitches every RS row you could work some sort of crescent but it would interrupt the patterning.

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