Today I tripped over a jewel forgotten since the wildfire! Looking in my design computer files I discovered a partially written pattern, along with a few photos of a hat that I knit for my brothers birthday. The pattern was almost finished except for a few details which needed doing, and so I spent most of yesterday finishing the pattern. Wow, I am amazed. I did that?
It is an intensely colorful folksy chullo, and which I posted about way back here. It one of my best colorwork pieces in my opinion, inspired by South American motifs, in four shades of blue, from very dark to very light, complete with tassels & knitted braid! Intensely blue I tell you! But it could be any other color as well, in four shades.
I think I’ll knit up another one of these!
The design is completely my own colorwork motifs, and had originally some very poignant meaning, and a series all in queue as I recall that much, but of which now I can not remember (since the disruption of the wildfire), only that there were some discussions with a long time writing friend of mine from Argentina who lectures on varied subjects of philosophy from time to time at a Seminary in a small town called Azul.
I therefore had named it at the time “Azul” .
The actual knitted Azul chullo has long disappeared into my brother’s possession, but as I had detailed photos I was able to assemble the pattern. Voila! (( There is-was a vest pattern in the works too, but that is another matter )). For now, there is Azul Chullo. And as it is presently the middle of winter in Argentina, I will make haste…
pattern is LIVE on Ravelry ~~~ HERE !
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Edit in: After discussing with Alejandro just now about what we may have been discussing at the time I designed this colorwork pattern, and as our topics of discussion often have reference to the Andes Mountains, and as I personally echo the sentiment of such a new title, this chullo will now be officially named “Montañas Azules”, meaning “Blue Mountains”, as are the Andes of Argentina!
Mountains & harsh elements seem to be the thread which is woven into most of my life it seems, so I hope to pick up that series of the design in the near future to work it through. Forthcoming, perhaps more Azules.
Beautiful! So glad you came across that file again.
Thanks Gretchen! Hey, I’m having a day-of-release pattern give-away on my Ravelry group , if you’re interested… https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/jenjoyce-design-patterns/3808734/1-25#1
Another stunning design Jen. I definitely want to knit this. 🙂
Oh thank you Wen! You’re THE BEST! As I really just whipped it out and submitted it, and as you are in the middle of knitting two other designs of mine, please do not feel any urgency what-so-ever. But do get your pattern from the give-away, if you like, I absolutely MUST do that! xx
It is gorgeous!
Hey, thanks AJ! xx
Bravo Jen, I know you are very aligned to the mountains so the changed name is perfect for your design style.
Thank you, and I think so too! x
Absolutely beautiful Jen!
Thank you Dawn! xx
Awww, I remember your Blue Period well. Just LOVE that intensity. That would work perfect for one of your hikes up the ridge this coming Autumn. xo
My Blue Period? Did it ever end? LOL! xx
Apparently not!! Thank goodness! We’ll call you Picasso of California. hehehe
I’m really looking forward to the forthcoming!
Thanks Vic, I hope to get around to it this Autumn. xx