I spent today getting over a combination of a small infection and a coeliac reaction. Yay! There wasn’t even any knitting but luckily, there was yesterday and I have some things to show.
The yarn is a beautiful 100% silk from Claudia Hand Painted Yarns that I picked up at KnitKnack in New Jersey during the summer. The pattern is the Swallowtail shawl from Interweave Knits, Fall 2006. I think the pattern is now available to download by itself now – have a look for it if you’re interested! It is a great little pattern. I was inspired by Laurent‘s a few months ago and was waiting to find the perfect yarn for it. The pattern is interesting without being too complex so even the purl rows are bearable.
I have been really enjoying watching the colour pattern emerge on my mitten, too.
The white and green go together even better than I expected. The cuff looks very small but it stretches out a lot! I separated off the thumb last night. I love how the gusset pattern grows out of nothing – it will continue up the thumb, too.
Juliaca has been growing slowly. It only feels slow because I am knitting both front and the back together at the same time. I love the colour and texture of the fabric – it’s going to be really really snuggly.
In other news, three more pattern ideas I had have been accepted by Yarn Forward magazine. I am really excited about all of them and can’t wait to see how they knit up!