Peas, Grits and Mud Pie
We love to eat in the South and have therefore created a yarn and recipe subscription. Our first installment of What’s Cooking contains 3 southern recipes. January was Black Eyed Peas and Ham Hocks which is typically served on New Year’s Day. In the South, eating black eyed peas and salted pork on New Year’s Day is thought to bring luck and prosperity for the new year. February was Mississippi Mud Pie, a popular dessert here in Vicksburg, MS. It is believed that the pie was first served in a Vicksburg restaurant after the 1927 flood. March was Shrimp and Grits, a southern staple. Although Shrimp and Grits originated in the Carolinas, it is a favorite on menus here in the South as a dinner entree. Recipes are included with pattern.
This crescent shaped shawl is a great shawl for hand-dyed variegated yarn and can even be knitted with 1 color.
So, let’s get Cooking! And knitting of course.
Span: 64” Height at center: 16”
3 Skeins of Luxe DK by JEMS LUXE FIBERS (100% Superwash Merino)
You will need approximately 600 yds in 3 different colors. These can all be variegated. Use color C for lightly variegated. (speckled)
Color A – Black Eyed Peas and Ham Hocks
Color B – Mississippi Mud Pie
Color C - Shrimp and Grits
To purchase the whole set to make the shawl click here
Needles: US size 7, 32” circular cable for DK version
For fingering weight, use a US 5 needle, 32” circular cable