A pattern in search of a name

A while back I showed you that I was busy darning in some ends:

It all started because I had these lovely balls of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply lace weight yarn in natural colours from Sheeps Ahoy.

I sat on them for a few months waiting for inspiration. Early in March, I did this little sketch:

I knew what I wanted. I wasn’t finished with intarsia and I had this idea of doing a simple intarsia with stripes only one stitch wide through a lace pattern. After a little swatching, I grabbed the yarn and turned it into this:

1 skein each of White, Moorit & Black of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply lace yarn

It blocked out beautifully and even though there were a few (hundred) ends to darn in, I was thrilled. I also decided that I had to do a second stripeless version. I made a stole in Louet Euroflax Sport Weight in two colours:

Louet Euroflax Sport Weight: 2 skeins of French Blue, 1 skein of Champagne

I’m holding myself back from knitting yet another version, but I’d love to see this pattern done with a background yarn that has long colour repeats. That way you’d get all the glorious stripes without as much work!

I’m still searching for the right (and hopefully somewhat unique) name for this pattern. Please let me know what this pattern looks like to you! I’m intending to bring it to the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic this coming weekend (at the Sheeps Ahoy booth, of course).

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8 Responses to A pattern in search of a name

  1. Cookie says:

    You are freakin’ amazing.

  2. KarinB says:

    Your sketch had sharper lines and I immediately thought “Harlequin Scarf”. Scrolling through the sample knits, I see the design rounds and softens and because its a ridiculous hour of the morning, I’m thinking “Bubble Parade”. I think this would be gorgeous in a long-repeat too. Looking forward to seeing more!

  3. karen says:

    Transitions, teardrops, undulation….Let me think more on it :)!

  4. Darlene says:

    Looks like rows of hourglass…maybe a name referring to time or hourglass? You certainly are talented. Must be skills learned and not innate :-)

  5. Monika says:

    Both look fantastic! I don’t know if I would do it though with all those ends to be woven in ….

  6. Lynne says:

    They both turned out beautiful!!! :) I like the hourglass idea.

  7. kmkat says:

    Ripples. Waves. Shimmer.