a secret revealed

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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.

29 thoughts on “a secret revealed

  1. You’re killin’ me, Anne! Stop kicking out so many gorgeous lace patterns, a girl can’t keep up! 😉

  2. wonderful, just wonderful
    thank you anne

    i have to go shopping now

  3. Gorgeous pattern & issue! I think you might mean the summer 2009 issue though (or I might be remembering the last issue incorrectly, lol)

  4. Just lovely, both the pattern and the color. I’ve watched and been wondering what this was becoming. Not disappointed!

  5. The shawls are just gorgeous. That is such a mysterious shade of green, and I am smitten by it!

  6. simply beautiful, Anne! Your site always inspires me to keep on knitting, someday perhaps I will turn out items like yours. I am just beginning my first lace shawl, and am enjoying it very much!

  7. SO LOVE IT. Trying to figure out what lace I have that I can use for this…

  8. Why choose? Make both! Soooo beautiful. I don’t know how you keep coming up with such great lace designs. Well done and worth the wait!

  9. It’s so much fun to have them out there! I hadn’t seen yours in the lightweight light green — it’s absolutely scrumptious 🙂

  10. I’ve always loved artichokes, buts I never thought they were much to look at until today!

  11. Oh boy. Those are both so gorgeous! You do realize that for the indecisive like me, you haven’t just doubled the time required for dithering about what yarn to use but rather squared it, right?

    Beautiful knitting, Jocelyn! How could you bear to part with it? That’s some very strong will power there.

  12. Both exquisite and I have red hair so that particular shade of green is a favorite of mine. Just exquisite, Anne! You are amazing!

  13. That is a fantastic looking combination. I have some Angel face in a more variegated colorway. I wonder. . .

  14. Sigh. I need to quit my job so I can knit more. Oh wait-if I do that, there’s no yarn $$. It’s a catch-22. Love the new shawls-the dark one really shows off the pattern. I notice the edges look different-is that just a function of how the points are pulled out during blocking?

  15. Aargh! you keep me so busy! This is lovely. I just started a top-down faroese and I may have to put it down. Shawls are addictive…I’m collecting them at this point and am trying to figure out a way to use them as a design element in my living room so I can at least decorate with them! This is lovely, as is the Hillflowers.

    Anne, do you have a recommendation for a springy two ply lace weight?

    I just completed the boxleaf shawl from my handspun and will email you a photo. Thanks for all your lovely work,

  16. Oh my gosh. Between the yarn and the stitch, that is just *spectacular*. Everything about this shawl calls to me! This was truly worth the weight, Anne. You are a lace-designing goddess.

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