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The Walking Tour Scarf is a lovely riot of color and traditional Fair Isle patterns inspired by images of native Shetland flowers: 36 shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn, to be exact. But don’t panic: in true Fair Isle style only two colors are used in any one round.
The Starry Night cardigan takes its inspiration from Van Gogh’s wild sky in flight. The heathery shades of Elemental Affects Natural Shetland yarn add depth to the swirling stranded bands at hip and yoke. Waist shaping emphasizes the feminine look of this lightweight garment.
The dainty blossoms of dicentra--bleeding heart--droop from lacy leaves against a deep, mysteriously heathered green. This seamless yoke cardigan is knit in the round, with steek for the front opening. Full instructions for securing and cutting the steek are included in the pattern. Waist shaping and 3/4-length sleeves emphasize the feminine loo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Northern New Mexico in October—green and gold glow in the slanted light of autumn while lavender-tinted gray-blue clouds loom in the background. Although this cap has lots of colors—14!—only two are used in each row, and the classic Norwegian star motif is easy enough for beginners.
The Helsinki Sweater is a graceful yoke design with short rows and waist shaping to give a flattering fit. The body of the sweater is a deep olive green; the many oranges and subtle greens of the Turkish motif in the yoke give an overall effect of mid-century Scandinavian pottery designs: thus, the name Helsinki Sweater.
The Parcheesi Afghan is a variant of a log cabin quilt, knit in garter stitch. It is modeled after an antique quilt I found in a book (sadly can’t remember which book--I’d never intended to write up this pattern!). Mine was knit in Shetland jumperweight yarn--more than 30 colors were used. But you could use fewer colors and heavier y...
This is a very large and cushy scarf to cuddle down into when the weather gets bad. The interest comes from reverse-stockinette welts and color changes that produce purl show-through of color. You need 6 colors of a soft, fuzzy, sport-weight or fingering-weight yarn--see the pattern for a breakdown of yardage needed by color.