Simurgh [SEE moorg] from the persian:
Simurgh or Simorgh also known as Angha is the modern Persian name for a fabulous, benevolent, mythical flying creature. The figure can be found in all periods of Greater Iranian art and literature, and is evident also in the iconography of medieval Armenia, Byzantium and other regions that were within the sphere of Iranian cultural influence. (read more here)
my sincerest thanks to tina for creating the inspiring, beautifully deep Raven Clan colors, and for asking me to design with them; it has been a privilege to work together, and i hope we will again.
and what would we do without our intrepid
gluttons for punishment test-knitters? rachael, who test knit the honeybee stole was up for another challenge and tackled simurgh with equal relish. Then there was jocelyn, who whipped through her test knit seemingly at the speed of light. thank you both for your knitting prowess and your attention to detail.
as if that wasn’t enough, another rachel stepped in for a final proofing of the pattern just to make sure everything was kosher; and believe me, it wouldn’t be a finished pattern without her personal touch (wink!).
and josiane contributed the beautiful name that struck just the right chord for this piece—fantastic.
thank you all so much.