Thursday, 23 May 2013
New Pattern: Fairy Mist
Earlier this spring, I was working away on a lace weight cowl design for the May installment of the Tanis Fiber Arts Year in Colour Club, 2013. The result? Fairy Mist!
This cowl is knit with 500 yards (half the skein) of Pink Label laceweight, and it feels like a light and fluffy cloud around my neck and shoulders.
It's knit on 3.25 mm needles, and the pattern is easy to memorize. Combined with near-weightless yarn, it's a great on-the-go knitting project, since it didn't take up much room in my bag or weigh me down at all. And the best thing about knitting on the go is that even though the yarn is fine and the needles are small, it didn't take long at all to finish this.
The colours reminded me a lot of Victorian fairy paintings and A Midsummer Night's Dream, so I called it Fairy Mist. It's the kind of thing that's perfect to wear at dusk, when it's just a little chilly.
The pattern is exclusive with the yarn to the Year in Colour Club members, but it will be available for purchase in 2014.