This has to be, hands-down, one of my favourite designs ever. I loved working with the Blacker Swan over-dyed Falklands Merino DK in the sample and the colours (while not to everyone’s taste, I will admit) are totally “me”.
This side-to-side shawl/scarf features lace, cables, garter stitch, and intarsia.
The shaping for the shawl is done within the garter stitch section.
The lace and the cables are all fully charted.
The ends of the shawl are shaped, with the cables growing gracefully out of and into the points.
Ta da! I have a pattern in the new, Best of British, issue of Knit Now (issue 44) and it’s the Pashley Wrap.
Despite having hayfever I still love flowers. The solution? A knitted wrap strewn with blossom! This wrap is named for the Pashley Manor tulip festival held in East Sussex to commemorate the arrival of the first tulips into Europe in the 16thCentury.
You can buy a physical magazine in newsagents and some supermarkets in the UK/Eire today (and possibly elsewhere at a later date), order one online or download a digital version. [More details here]
I had fun designing this; making all the elements work together and flow into one another. I think it may be the most delicate and “ladylike” thing I’ve ever designed!
The yarn used for this project is Ripple CraftsBluefaced Leicester 4-ply in A Dangerous Shade. It was a lovely yarn to work with; very smooth and with a great drape. And I used pretty much every last centimetre of it!
The pattern has charts and written directions, so there’s no excuse!
Going from buying the yarn to casting on was a scant (for me) 9 days! And most of that was swatching and purchasing a knitting needle! It looks like a snake!
I do, however, have a new design in the pipeline so I suspect that the Chrysanth Vest progress will take a nose-dive soon!
I’ve also just got the toe to finish on this sock, photograph the two pairs I’ve made, write up the pattern, get a second test knitter to try it out, tech edit and then publish the pattern. Oh, is that all?