In a special weekend edition of FO Friday, I bring you two projects I finished this summer….
Project: Zylphia Over Yonder
Pattern: Zylphia Cowl
Designer: Stephannie Tallent
Available: on Ravelry ($6)
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Blue Yonder
I tech edited this pattern, and absolutely could not resist casting on almost the moment I finished the editing work. This cowl takes the stitch patterns from Stephannie’s “Zylphia Pilots Her Airship” sweater (published at the Sanguine Gryphon) and scales it down into a beautiful lacy cowl. Turned picot hems finish both ends; the cowl is knit entirely in the round. I found the lace pattern interesting and easy to memorize. It shows off tonal yarn beautifully.
Project: Sapphire Papilionoidea
Designer: Caroline Wright
Available: on Ravelry (£2.00 GBP)
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Sapphire Heather
I was lucky enough to test knit this pattern for the designer. I had been trying to decide what socks to make for my Dad — he’d requested “fancy” socks in Sapphire Heather with his Christmas Knit4UxMe. Then I saw these, and wow! It’s amazing how the butterfly emerges from the lacy pattern. This is another great pattern by an indy designer: well-written, clear, and definitely worth the purchase price.
Pictures from my dad, of the socks on his feet! 🙂