the bare naked club is so special to me—not only do i get to design with fibers that are new to me and in such a gorgeous range of natural tones, but the work of writing about them has opened worlds of exploration and learning to me. as single releases, the designs will offer ideas about using farm yarns and exotics that turn up in our stashes now and then—let’s get started!
because of the recent release of our breakfast blend yarns—a great choice for knitting up the march 2012 patterns—we did a little switcharoo with the order just this once, by releasing those patterns this month instead of next (you’ll see the february 2012 releases next month).
peu de pluie is a delicious cowl and scarf design, with some textural depth and openwork to show off a yarn with a fuzzy halo and soft drape.
the openwork allows light to filter through the fiber and catch its sheen while the textural portions lend some support and dimension to the overall piece.
i just love the way the diagonal patterning in the scarf encourages the fabric to drape into soft folds as it swirls about the neck.
while the welted hem gives a bit of weight to the ends so they stay in place.
the cowl is a dreamy cocoon—light and airy, but warm; agin, the fibers in a fuzzy yarn will rise up to form a baffle against the wind, filing in those openwork bits with luxe insulation. pretty and practical; who would argue with that?
the scarf is worked in one piece, long enough to be worn doubled, and is easily altered if more or less length is desired.
below, the cowl worked in bare naked wools breakfast blend DK, color burnt toast, our new yummy merino/alpaca blend. the soft springy fabric holds its shape nicely, creating that warm cushion we need when it’s windy outside.
peu de pluie is also included in the BNK 2012 eBook, collection—12 terrific accessory patterns, each one multi-sized and suitable for gifting or keeping; many will have universal appeal for women, men, and children alike. purchase the eBook collection from the knitspot club website or in our ravelry pattern shop.
as we set off for a second season of fiber adventure in BNK 2013, i hope you’ll consider joining us. while the yarn memberships are now sold out, we have unlimited space available for eBook members and we’d love to have you.
stay tuned for part II of this installment, coming your way at the end of this week—peu de bourgeons, a delightfully soft slouchy hat and fingerless mitts combo.