Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic start into 2023. May it be a year that has lots of happy moments in store for all of us!
I certainly had some of them already and one of them was a knitting related happy moment: the newest Knit Picks collection 'Unparalleled - Modern Cables Collection' was published on Wednesday and I'm thrilled that two of my patterns were chosen for the collection.
Knots Shawl is a triangle-shaped shawl started at the bottom tip and knitted from the bottom up. All increases are made in pattern. The side edges are I-Cords worked with the shawl; the top edge is an I-Cord knit on sideways to end the shawl.
The idea for this design came from our neighbour’s chain-linked fence which during the summer month is overgrown with Indian cress and very popular with the butterflies. This pattern was inspired by this sight: It uses an all-over cable pattern to form diamond-shaped segments to represent the fence, filled with small butterfly-shaped insertions.
My second contribution is the Crossings Scarf, because I think that cabled scarves are a timeless accessory and can be heirlooms passed down from one generation to the next. This scarf features an all-over cable pattern that forms a diamond pattern on the front and a wave-like pattern at the back resulting in two equally pretty sides.
The scarf is worked in an all-over cable pattern from one short end to the other. An I-Cord edging is maintained the entire length of the scarf. An optional fringe adds extra coziness.
Cable patterns are the perfect winter knit, don't you agree? Maybe I was able to tempt you to start a new project, so:
Happy knitting, everyone!