Is there anyone out there going to the Ravelry UK day on the 6th of June? I’ll be going over with Sue from Cork and we’ll be there from Friday until Sunday and would love to meet up with (you don’t have to be from Cork!). I’m looking forward to having an indulgent, yarn filled weekend.
Jen from Fyberspates will be there with a stall. I just love her yarn – in fact my next design to be published is made from her Chunky Squisy Red and plums. I’ve talked about this yarn before and really loved working with it.
Here is a photo of the finished piece, it’s great for in between weather (which we get a lot of here).
I must get some modelled photos this weekend and finish the pdf and I’ll be able to get it up for sale.
I’ve called it Raspberry Layers. It somehow seems quite fitting to me, with all of the variations of pinks and purples in the colors. It’s knit starting at the center of the back with a provisional cast on. You work across the back (with short rows to create the bottom flare), cast on stitches for the front and finish with some tidy short row sleeve caps. I’ve used an interesting variation on garter st for the edging and decorative rows that uses slipped stitches, almost as easy as garter st but adds a lot of color variations in a variegated yarn.