I know I’ve been pretty quiet for the last few weeks, but that’s because I’ve been putting the finishing touches on a collection I’ve been working on for a couple of years. Now I can finally start sharing it!
Canadian Art Deco Knits is a subscription e-book for 2015. I’m going to release one new pattern each month (12 patterns in total). All the patterns were inspired by Canadian Art Deco architecture. I’ve got lots of interesting research about the buildings to share too. At the end of the year all of those little blank squares above will be filled up with little black and white design summaries! For $25 USD (just over $2 a pattern), you can join me on this exploration of architecture in knitting.
This e-book will include 4 lace shawls, 2 double knitting projects (a hat & a scarf), 1 textured scarf, and 5 colorwork projects (a fair isle hat, a stranded cushion, stranded mittens, roositud mittens and hat, and a stranded cowl). If you don’t want all 12 patterns, they will each be available for individual sale as soon as they are released.
January’s pattern is the Cormier Grille Shawl: a reversible lace shawl. I’ve knit it up in yarn from two friends who are Canadian indie dyers: Turtlepurl Yarns and Yvieknits Yarn. I’ll tell you more about them both in the next few days.
I used Turtlepurl’s Angel Lace in Lothlorien for the laceweight sample. I used about 50 grams to make this ethereal shawl:
I used Yvieknits Sock yarn in Pewter for my fingering weight sample. I used about 150 grams to make this shawl:
My favourite part of this design is how the light reacts differently on the knit and purled sections.
My samples are worked from the top down, but the pattern includes instructions for working a triangular shawl from the bottom up as well as for making a rectangular scarf.
So join me in an Art Deco knitting adventure in 2015! The first full pattern (the Cormier Grille Shawl) will be uploaded by Jan. 1, 2015.