remember this? so many of you have asked me about this piece of mystery knitting over the last few months, wondering when we could talk about it. and finally we can—take a look at my artichaut lace triangle in the new summer 2009 edition of twist collective.
i knit mine up during the month of january in the extremely fine angel face alpaca laceweight yarn from briar rose fibers. the cool, summery greens i knit with really cheered up my winter knitting—this colorway reminds me of spring lettuce
or, you know—young artichokes, heh.
once i had a pattern put together, my friend jocelyn jumped up with her hand waving to knit a second sample from the sport weight grandma’s blessing in darker, more sensuous colorway of black olives with a touch of gold
in this weight, the stitch pattern becomes oh-so-lusty and bold—you say “no” but the shawl says, “ravish me” (er, or something like that . . .)
we met up in san diego in january to compare shawls and i spirited hers away to ship off to the magazine, where they’ve been under cover ever since. all of it a secret from you—til today.
so, well, i hope you like it—fine and sheer or sexy-bold, your choice. many thanks to jocelyn, rachel, and all the wonderful staff at twist collective for their hard work to make each issue happen.