note: all photos are used with the consent of the photographer.
a few weeks ago, the designer, deenulya on Ravelry, contacted me to let me know she had created the most beautiful shawl from my yarn and was going to release the pattern soon, but that she also planned to design and release a pattern for a cowl to go along with it, and she generously offered to put up a few for a giveaway. Even more generously, she agreed to wait to release the pattern to coincide with a shop update of the yarn used to knit the shawl. The yarn in question is Silken Sock, which is a beautiful blend of 80% superwash merino and 20% tussah silk. (note: for a little while it was offered in 500 yard put-ups– the current put-up is 400 yards.) The shawl is knit in the colourway “Tarnished” As luck would have it, I apparently neglected to make good notes of that colourway, but I think I found the recipe jotted down in my notebook. Or something close. The current version is darker and less yellow (although a little more yellow in real life than the photograph), but still a vibrant bright green.
Tarnished 2.0. Silken Sock
However, the pattern is one that will look fantastic in any colour, and there will be a huge variety of colours in the update.
the perfect accessory.
The cowl, which I don’t have photographs of yet, will be knit in the colourway Plumeria…which I totally have notes for and have reproduced.
3 sets will be given away, each containing a pattern for the cowl and shawl. To win, leave a comment on this blog– and make sure to include your Ravelry user name– by Friday, July 26th, midnight PST!
The shop update will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27th, PST, and will have a ton of Silken Sock, in a wide variety of awesome colourways, some tried and true, some new. And it’s also a Luminosity Fibre update! I’ll start to post previews in my Flickr within the next couple of days. It’s going to be an awesome update.
Go look at Diana’s other patterns, also– she is a seriously talented designer, and I am so flattered that she used Pigeonroof Yarn for two of her patterns. (the shawl and cowl). Of course, you may encounter the same problem I did…..the sudden feeling of a need to knit every one of her designs now. Where are the knitting house elves?
Editing this post because the photographs of the Palessie Cowl are up and are truly stunning.