Thank you for all of your sweet comments and birthday wishes for S&I. Yesterday was a busy day for both girls, so most of the celebrations will take place this weekend.
Speaking of this weekend, are you going to VK Live? I'll be there on Sunday. I've been asked to join a panel discussion, "When Knitting Becomes a Career" moderated by Melanie Falick . The group of participants has me awe: Norah Gaughan, Betsy Perry, Debbie Stoller (um, hello, she has a wikipedia entry), Trisha Malcolm, Laura Zander, Kristy McGowan, Erin Slonaker and me. Me? Seriously? Among that list? Yipes! If you're around on Sunday afternoon, stop by at the upstairs fashion show stage area at 3:00. It will be helpful to see friendly faces in the crowd.
Today I'm releasing another pattern that was exclusive to a yarn club until now. I originally designed Hecate for the Shakespeare in Lace October shipment. This is the second time I've designed for this Wooly Wonka club, and I like working with Anne and her yarns so much I've signed on for a third year - I'll be creating a sock design this time. I'm also collaborating with Anne on a special project for April, which happens to coincide with a certain birthday-ending-in-zero of mine.
Now let's get back to Hecate. This two color triangular shawl is worked from the center back down. A simple, single color lace pattern gives way to gently curving, lacy stripes then onto a solid color openwork lace pattern and finally ending with a picot bind-off. This is one of those patterns that works well in all sorts of combinations. Two of my test knitters, Karen and Raquel made Hecate in other yarns & colors to make this point.
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 60” across top edge, 30” from top edge to bottom point
Yarn: Wooly Wonka Fibers Brigit Sock, 100% Australian Merino, 435 yards/398m per 100 g skein,
MC: Cauldron, 1 skein (the sample project used about 375 yards)
CC: Scale of Dragon, 1 skein (the sample project used about 240 yards)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular needle or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 17 sts & 30 rows in simple lace pattern (see notes) - blocked, always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: Scrap Yarn, Place Markers (PM), tapestry needle