Tuesday, 28 June 2011

New Knitty, New Pattern!

Have you seen the new Knitty? It has some pretty awesome patterns. I especially like Leaflet by the wonderful Cecily Glowik McDonald.

She never fails to provide great, simple lines with beautiful details!
I'm also especially glad that Knitty, particularly Knittyspin, gave me the first opportunity to publish a new pattern featuring handspun yarn: Kuusk!

Kuusk was made from my first truly usable handspun yarn: pure merino, spun into a single of lace weight thickness and gently fulled. I have a lovely wheel now, but this yarn was a practice of patience on my 18g oak top whorl spindle, and I'm so happy I got to do something so special with it. I wanted an interesting Estonian lace pattern to show off the texture of the yarn while making it open enough so that the slightly thick-thin texture wouldn't overpower the design. Big needles and a sloping edging help achieve these goals.

It only takes about 220 yards of lace weight yarn (Malabrigo lace is a very good sub in case you don't have any suitable handspun of your own), and the pattern is, of course, free, so go knit, and enjoy!


Julie said...

congratulations!! that cowl is so pretty, and great handspun patterns are awesome.

Faeryfay said...

I love that cardi, and your cowl is gorgeous too! beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I'd already noted the cowl on Knitty - congratulations!

It's a really lovely pattern, and I'm spinning up some local Welsh wool which will do very nicely...