Posted on February 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Hey there! I am so glad you’re checking in. Today’s post comes from my studio buddy and almost neighbor Ana Campo, a dyer, designer, and agent provocateur in the local knitting scene. Ana is in charge of giving away a copy of the Natti Turtleneck over on her colorful blog, Toil and Trouble.

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Natti is named for Lee Kingman Natti, who joined the Folly Cove Designers having worked with Virginia Lee Burton as her editor at Houghton Mifflin. Lee is an prolific children’s book author herself, and is still spotted by friends of mine running errands around Gloucester. Her work is full of movement with creatures like seagulls and chickadees, and is sometimes nostalgic and contemplative with collections of things like spinning wheels and grandfather clocks.

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Lee Kingman Natti, “Chickadee”

Worked up on Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, the sweater I knit with her in mind is just a cozy weekend kind of thing, an honest winter sweater (which would be so welcome right now, overwhelmed by snow as we are here in Massachusetts this week). As I watched Lee Natti’s interview in the documentary “A Sense of Place” she seemed like such a no-nonsense cozy turtleneck kind of lady. Don’t you just want to sit and drink tea with someone like that?

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So click over to say hi to Ana, comment for a chance at the prize, and keep your needles warm with this sweater. And check out more of Lee Kingman Natti’s work at the Cape Ann Museum’s website.