Muir is still available for free from knitty.com only. A deluxe version has been added for purchase, in which the border construction has been simplified. The new version also includes updated charts, an additional bead placement chart and a practice swatch chart, all with additional written instructions to be used in lieu of charts.
From the pattern:
One of my favorite places in the world is Muir Woods in my native California, just north of San Francisco. But not because of the Redwood trees for which it is famous. It’s the smell of the California Bay Laurel tree that is forever etched in my mind.
Whenever I’ve gone through difficult times, I’ve retreated to Muir Woods, spending hours and hours there in my favorite grove: smelling the trees, watching the light flicker across the ground as the wind blows, listening to the water burbling across rocks. Perhaps that is why my favorite color turns out to be green, even though, for the longest time, I thought it was plummy purple.
This shawl, with its leaves and mesh pattern, reminds me of the light flickering through the Bay leaves in the most peaceful and lovely corner of my universe. I can almost smell it now!
Note: Artfibers is now selling Tsuki by the yard! You can order as much or as little as you desire.
See yarn substitution ideas and comparisons here.
Here’s a tutorial on a nice provisional cast-on method.