Morgaine & Khufu

Looking back over the blog, I’ve apparently only hinted about Morgaine in the past. Morgaine is a small crescent-shaped shawl that I designed for the Wooly Wonka Fibers Small Shawl Club.¬†The inspiration behind the shawl is the character Morgaine¬†from The Mists of Avalon. She seemed like the perfect subject for Celtic knotwork, and I’m thrilled with how the lace worked out. The shawl is knit starting with the border (from tip to tip), and then stitches are picked up and an easy short row section fills up the body. Finally, the top edge is worked and matches the rest of the edge leaving you with a few stitches to graft.

Starting in April (yes, now!), it’s now available to everyone, so it’s in my Ravelry shop for $6.

This week I’ve also released Khufu. The name comes from the pharaoh who had the Great Pyramid at Giza built. I wound up a skein of Indigodragonfly Merino Silk 4 ply sock during the Olympics and the small version flew off my needles. It has a subtle textured zig zag pattern in the body, which is echoed and enhanced in the lacy beaded border:

Khufu Shawl - Indigodragonfly Merino Silk 4 ply (Kathleen Turner Overdrive)

Then I made a large version with some Cascade Yarns Forest Hills lace weight:

Khufu Shawl - Cascade Yarns Forest Hills lace

And finally, I added the option of lace body charts because some semi-solid yarns are just a tiny bit too busy for the texture to show through:

Khufu Shawl with lace border in Indigodragonfly Merino Single Lace (Kelp is on the way)

You can get Khufu for $5 on Ravelry ($4 in April 2014 with the code SPRING).

This new pattern release and packing (just over 4 weeks to the move) have kept me busy this week. I’m in for a treat this weekend, though. Our guild has arranged for Nancy Bush to come and teach and I’ll be going to the classes Sunday through Monday. I’m expecting to have a wonderful weekend!

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One Response to Morgaine & Khufu

  1. kmkat says:

    Have a wonderful time in your classes!