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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The pattern is exclusive with the yarn to the Year in Colour Club members, but it will be available for purchase in 2014.

13 comments:

Andi said...

That colorway looks so magical in that stitch pattern! It's lovely.

eliza said...

oh, it's lovely! i love the mixing of the stockinette and the lace! off to check what laceweight i have in my stash and wait until the pattern is more broadly released!

Voie de Vie said...

Nicely done! I, too, like the interplay between lace and stockinette. And its weightlessness comes right through the screen. :)

lollyknits.com said...

This is just stunningly gorgeous. I love your designs!

christine m. said...

wow! Incredibly pretty. <3

Katie said...

Beautiful design! Something like this would be just perfect for mild California... hrmmm....

kessainstitches said...

Gorgeous! Love how the colour shifts almost unnoticeably in this stitch. Fairy Mist is a very apt name, imho.

Teresa Gregorio said...

It's so pretty! magic :)

Loulou said...

This is really pretty Julie. So light and delicate and such a beautiful colour. Way to go you knitting queen. I am so envious of your mad skills.

Hilary said...

This is just stunning! "Fairy Mist" is such a perfect name to capture its pretty, light, and delicate qualities.

Francesca said...

That yarn looks incredible! And I love it in the lace stitch...gorgeous!

elns said...

This looks lovely. I have this nice hank of variegated lace-weight that I've been wondering what to do. I think I'll have to put this on the list!

Jacey said...

Wow, it does look airy and magical. Great name for a lovely knit!