First up, the beta knitting for a cowl was just about finished so I decided to go ahead and hit publish for a new cowl pattern.
People sometimes ask what inspires someone to design a particular piece and for me, very often the answer is that I have a "pain point" to solve.
This time around the pain point was I want to knit myself a color block, fully reversible wrap that is seamless. (And of course being me, I also wanted it in lace weight yarn with reversible lace patterns too!)
Changing colors in knitting usually leads to a row of unslightly bumps in the "old" color. So I spent a bit of time trying to figure out how to get rid of that on the "wrong" side of the work.
But, who wants to figure that out on a 45 by 65 inch wrap, in laceweight? (Spoiler, not me!)
So I grabbed two contrasting aran weight yarns and starting playing!
And thus was born Cowl Trick!
But wait, that's not all!
I am again thrilled to be included in a "special" issue of Knotions! The Sock Issue! My contribution is based on a houseplant!
Schlumbergera is probably the only houseplant that I have that I managed, somehow, to not kill! In fact I have several because they seem to thrive on the balance of neglect and overwatering I give them!
Schlumbergera is a small genus of cacti with 6-9 species found in the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil. But you probably know them as a Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas Cactus! With flowers in red, orange, pink and white, this easy-to-grow and -propagate plant is found in many homes, including mine!
Worked in three (or more!) colors, these top-down socks morph from slipped-stitch colorwork to comfy ribbing. Only one color is used at a time. The flowers take very little yarn, so dig out those little 15 gm scraps and put them to good use.
But wait...there's more!
Coming soon to Ravelry....The sixth annual Indie Designer Gift Along! But I will tell you more about that this coming week!