Justine Chenel is a knitwear designer based in Nevada City, in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs. Justine designs knitting patterns full of textured stitches and skill building techniques, inspired by the flora and fauna of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. She enjoys creating knitting patterns that are fun and adventurous to knit, and beautiful and easy to wear. She has been absolutely enamored with knitting since she first learned how 25 years ago. You can often find her with one of her most current projects in hand, and a glass of something bubbly nearby. When she’s not knitting socks for loved ones, she enjoys dreaming up new patterns, dyeing grey yarn, and recording new episodes of Yarncantations.
by Justine Chenel
The perfect match for our custom-milled Primo Sport and Luxe Merino Light Sport bases, the Riverbend Cowl combines a fabulous squish factor with a design that catches your eye and turns heads. It’s fun and adventurous to knit, and beautiful and easy to wear!
This kit include 2 skeins, 30 color options including the NEW Earl Grey, and the pattern!
by Justine Chenel
True to its name, the Riverbend is reminiscent of calming days spent at a river in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Reversible curving cables that criss-cross along the edge of smooth garter stitch capture the view from shore with rushing water and waves meandering around the rocks and willows.
Justine knit her Riverbend in Primo Sport in a NEW color—Earl Grey—a distinctive neutral that shows off beautifully on its own and also plays well with just about any other color.
Meet the Designer, Justine Chenel
- We work hard to obtain the most accurate colors in the photographs we show on the website. However, every computer has different monitor settings. For this reason, we cannot ensure that the colors all monitor's display will exactly match the color of the yarn.
- Because our hand-dyeing process is as much of an art as it is a science, we may not be able to reproduce a colorway exactly the same as it may be pictured or match it from one dye lot to another.
- We strongly recommend alternating skeins on any project that uses more than one skein of the same color to ensure random color distribution.
- While we do our best to ensure colorfastness in our yarns, a small amount of color transfer is not uncommon. We highly recommend spritzing or steam blocking your knits to avoid colorway bleeding. For more info on caring for your knits check out our Care Instructions.