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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Let It Snow...



"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?"

J.B. Priestley


SNOWDRIFT

$6

SIZE:
16 in wide by 72 in long
(blocked)
MATERIALS:
3 skeins (780 yd) ARTYARNS Silk Rhapsody Glitter
or other dk/ light worsted weight yarn
size 7 (US) needles
cable needle
GAUGE:
4 stitches = 1 inch (blocked)
EXPERIENCE LEVEL
intermediate
Charted and Written Directions





I love how the waving lines (accomplished with simple decreases and yarn overs) look like the lines that skiers make when they ski powder.







See what I mean?

The stitches drift from side to side in neat little mounds.


While the little increase and decrease design between the lines reminds me of animal tracks in the snow.

The yarn is Artyarns Silk Rhapsody Glitter in white: a lovely blend with one strand mohair, one strand silk, and a razor thin filament of silver. The filament lends a lovely sparkle to the piece like sun on snow, but the pattern could easily be done with any white or ivory yarn and be equally lovely.

Knit with DK/light worsted yarn on size seven needles, this pattern is actually quite predictable and flies along once you get the hang of it.

I blocked mine hard to bring out the lace pattern.



Pattern available on sidebar at right.

That way>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Let it snow; let it snow; let it snow...

16 comments:

issy said...

Beautiful. Breathtaking. Bought it!!

Anonymous said...

Your patterns are FABULOUS!!!!!!

ikkinlala said...

It's gorgeous!

Donna S. said...

Oh, that is so beautiful. Can't buy anything right now or I sure would!!!!!!

trose said...

Another beautiful pattern... had to have it... another item to add to my ever expanding list of things to knit :-)

Connie said...

I've been waiting for this one - yay!

Kim said...

I love this design - way to go, it is beautiful.

Julie said...

This is so beautiful! I was going to just look at the Artyarns Rhapsody, and try to find something less expensive, but I looked at it, and I just couldn't resist. Wow. This will be a very special wrap.

Anonymous said...

Nice mod to the Estonian Lullaby.
http://www.fibertrends.com/viewer/patterns/CH41.htm

myindigodreams said...

What length needle do you recommend?

Cyn said...

This is so beautiful! I just had to leave a comment because of it. Just gorgeous.

Jenn said...

I started on this a couple of days ago and I'm enjoying it very much! I look forward to doing more of your patterns!

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Anonymous said...

I'm so looking forward to making this! I just bought the yarn. It's gorgeous, as are the other patterns you have.

DIG this Fusion said...

It's a stunningly beautiful design, and something I knew would be perfect as a gift for my Mom's 70th birthday. She was an avid skier in her younger days, and I had some Louisa Harding Grace Silk that would work just right for this. It's a silver colour with a last hint of blue, that reminds me of the last run down the slope at the end of the day before twilight.
Thanks for creating this design!

Stephanie Sisson said...

This is so beautiful!! I have a question about the stitch where you knit two stitches down--I'm not sure I'm doing it right. It says to "drop the corresponding stitch" which I take to mean the one that I would have knit if I hadn't knit two rows down. When I do this it unravels down those rows and leaves extra strands of yarn running horizontally in front and back, but I don't see anything that looks like that in your photos. Does it sound like I am doing it right?