Pavilion on the Boardwalk

Hello!

Jetty knitting pattern by Linda LencovicI am proud to be a part of Kettle Yarn Co.‘s latest venture; The Boardwalk Collection.

As you may know, Kettle Yarn Co.’s Linda is a friend of mine, and I am terribly lucky to have a good friend who is also such a talented indie yarn dyer. When she began planning a collection inspired by her seaside home and showing off her new Islington yarn base, I was only too keen to take part. And I was in good company;  Rachel C. Brown, Rachel Coopey, Isabell Kraemer, Maria Magnusson and Linda herself have all created beautiful designs, which Linda has collected together in this beautiful e-publication:

My contribution to the collection is Pavilion, a luxuriously-sized, rectangular wrap with garter stitch borders and details. With an innovative construction and easy to follow stitch patterns, it is designed with the knitter in mind. I wanted it to be a pleasure to knit and to make a beautiful yarn shine. I’ll discuss the unusual centre-out construction in a future blog post, but I am really pleased to have had great feedback about the pattern so far (available here).

Pavilion by EastLondonKnit  hand knit pattern 2

Sample shown knit in Islington DK Marigold and required 4 skeins.

My fellow designers have really pulled out the stops and created some beautiful things, including Linda herself, who designed the Jetty shawl modelled by moi, above.

Bagatelle knitting pattern by Rachel Brown

Speaking of modelling, confession time: I feel incredibly awkward about being the model for my own designs, let alone someone else’s, but Linda is very persuasive and I did really like wearing Rachel Brown‘s Bagatelle Cowl. Seaward

Rachel Coopey‘s Seaward Hat is a great design for the eye-popping Parapadshada colour way.

Arcade knitting pattern by Isabell Kraemer

Isabell Kraemer designed the simple but perfectly formed Arcade Pullover, which I am hoping to knit for myself someday soon.

Coming up:

There will be a knit-along in the Kettle Yarn Co. Ravelry group for the month of August and a draw for the full set of patterns from the collection will be made from the comments at the end of the blog tour.

You can purchase the yarn and see the collection live at our next fibre festival outing: Fibre East 25-26 July 2015, and this Autumn at the Yarn in the City Marketplace 5 September.

Thank you so much for stopping for a moment here with me! And thanks to the previous stops on the blog tour:

And a great interview with Linda on the Shiny Bees podcast

Next stop is the designer of the much admired Promenade, Maria Magnusson, a beautiful lacy cardigan, perfect for a summer’s eve.

Promenade knit pattern by Maria Magnusson

Happy knitting,

R.

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  1. Pingback: Pavilions | EastLondonKnit Shows & Tells

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