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It is finally here! Tsin bikee’ Knit’s Silversmith Sweater pattern. This wonderful pattern was created by Tressa Weidenaar, Tsin bikee' Knits, using Cactus Hill Farm original yarns.


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This kit includes:


  • Tressa's original pattern, laminated in durable plastic for longer life and usability.
  • 5-9 skeins worsted natural black Merino Yarn (200 yards each)
  • 1-2 skeins-Turquoise worsted Merino Yarn (200 yards each)
  • 1-2 skein-Fresh Fruit worsted Merino Yarn (200 yards each)



Working with Tressa was such a pleasure and she puts so much intention into her work. Below is the description of the inspiration for this beautiful sweater.



The Silversmith Sweater is a design that I’ve envisioned for quite some time. I love how Navajo Silversmiths are so skilled; their work with the silver highlights the beauty of the turquoise they use. Large bracelets and squash blossom necklaces are a few examples of this beautiful art form. I have silversmiths in my family, and I always enjoy receiving jewelry from them. This design is meant to reflect and honor silversmiths that have been in the Navajo culture for hundreds of years.



I also appreciate the joy of collaboration, and I was able to do so in a few ways with this project. The yarn comes from a farm called Cactus Hill Farm near Alamosa, Colorado. A shepherd, Elena, has been working to keep her ancestral farm alive. I have been so thankful to know Elena and to hear her passion for the work she does. She also wants to work towards healing within the land she tends and within the Native cultures that once walked on the land she calls home. The hope is that these projects will help foster the journey towards healing and bring about change in these areas.

Silversmith Sweater Kit *Yarn and Pattern!*

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