Striped lace cowls in cool blues and warm pinks, knit in a lovely summery linen blend yarn that is draping and soft. I am very happy they’re finished, and just in time for them to go to my Canadian nieces for their birthdays …
I love this pattern, a traditional lace motif called ‘feather & fan’ which is so easy it can be knit in my sleep. But these are the first striped versions of the pattern I’ve tried, and will try one more in stripes, with yarn mentioned on this post, before the summer is over.
As I dared myself to not make a peep until I finished these two, now there may be some chattiness! On my knitting needles, I have still some promised summer knitting for my two beautiful California nieces (whom all of you are familiar with ~ presently Miss Sixteen & Miss Thirteen ), and then its looking into a stretch of who-knows-what-may-come for a quiet spell of imminent lazy & hot summer weeks.
I finally got to schedule some time with my busy nieces, and we finally got to photograph the latest knitwear, and luck had it that at the moment we started, so did the rain. None the less, we had a lovely time shooting while cozied up in warm knitteds, beneath a single cramped corner of an overhang in the entryway to the rather gothic church on Oak Street. Good times had!
Introducing Altitude “Lace”, the third of my series of three cowls designed for my Knitting @ Altitude group, with special consideration of those beginners who are up for a challenge.
“Feather & Fan” I believe is a colloquial name for a traditional lace motif, and I’ve borrowed it to design a very easy lace cowl, with naught but a knit stitch, a yarn-over, and a knit-2-together is all that is needed for making one ~~ you can do it !
I must say something about this yarn too, got it over at the Local Yarn Shop in the sale ‘bin’ the other day, it is deliriously gorgeous (okay, so I guess I am a real ‘yarnie’ now)… Road To China (made in Peru) which is 65% Baby alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere. I’ve never had the pleasure of such luxury, it is beautiful, and I’m keeping this prototype to wear all the time.
That’s about it. I’m trying to figure out still how to assemble the e-book on Ravelry, but until I do I’ll just have them all sold separately, no harm in that. You can find Altitude “Lace” on this site HERE , and on Ravelry HERE . . . .
What do the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Altitude Ridges have in common?
Well, here is my latest little ‘weekend knit’ and second in series of three which will be my “Altitude Cowls”, the original named “Twists”, which is all knit stitches with some occasional twists from cabling, a truly beautiful step-up for a beginner who is encouraged by a little challenge. (Altitude Cowls created for up & coming Knitting @ Altitude Group.)
and now this one “Ridges”. . .
which is a beautiful affect of a very timeless chevron motif of knit & purl stitches. Two kinds of stitches make a deeply textured waving undulating plush thing, which begs to be knit then wrapped around one’s neck all winter long !
Soon to be ready is Altitude #3, and then a photoshoot of my nieces modelling! It just doesn’t get any better than that 🙂
Altitude Twists: A cowl with very basic cabling using a single knit stitch throughout. That is all. Bulky yarn makes it a real instant gratification project.
Altitude Ridges: A timeless chevron texture from two stitches used, knit & purl. Just two, and in worsted-weight yarn.
And now forthcoming. . .
Altitude in something traditional and most basic lace !