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).
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.
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.
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.
Thank you so much for stopping for a moment here with me! And thanks to the previous stops on the blog tour:
Next stop is the designer of the much admired Promenade, Maria Magnusson, a beautiful lacy cardigan, perfect for a summer’s eve.