Happy new year!
The pattern for Sophie’s Rose is now available through PDXKnitterati! (See bottom of post for launch sale info.) This is an asymmetric triangle, knit from the small point to the sweeping ruffle.
I designed this for Anne Lindquist at For Yarn’s Sake, using two very special yarns. The main color is Sophie’s Rose, the semisolid brown with raspberry pink accents. MadelineTosh dyed this custom color in honor of Anne’s new granddaughter, Sophie.
The coordinating color is Knitted Wit‘s Madge, on her Merino Single Fingering base. The theme is a garden trellis interspersed with rows of roses.
The big ruffle makes it really fun to wear. I wore it to Madrona last year, and lots more since then.
This pattern is available through Ravelry, link here. To celebrate this pattern launch, I’m offering 20% off through January 15, with coupon code ROSES.
If you want a kick start with this project, I’m teaching a Sophie’s Rose class on Saturday February 7 at 10 a.m. at Twisted in Portland. We’ll go through the trellis stitch and the rose rows, and also talk about the ruffle. I taught this class at For Yarn’s Sake last year, too. The instructions for these stitches are in the pattern, but sometimes it’s more fun (and easier to visualize) in person,
Happy new year! Are you casting on something new today, or trying to finish up last year’s project? Either way, I hope you have a chance to get some knitting in today. There are serveral cast on parties around town; I know Twisted is having one at noon, and Lorajean is having one at the Knitted Wit studio from 11 to 2. Being the contrarian that I am, rather than casting on I think I’ll try to finish my Honey Cardigan. Apparently I set it aside last year when the weather changed, but the body is done and it just needs sleeves and finishing. I could use a new sweater about now. It’s cold out!
Well, I haven’t been to Paris recently, but Sophie’s Rose has! I taught a Sophie’s Rose class last month at For Yarn’s Sake, and Theresa was in my class. From there she headed to Paris, and took her project with her. Here are some pictures she sent me…
Place de la Concorde
I love it when knitters send me pictures of their PDXKnitterati projects. Continuing the Parisian theme, Leigh Anne sent me a picture of of her Ooh La Lace shawlette.
Thanks for the pictures!
I went traveling last week, but not that far afield. A friend and I met up in Edmonds, Washington for a quick overnight visit with another friend. We spent some time at Sky Nursery, which is the most lovely huge place. I love hydrangeas, and this one was calling my name, loudly. More on that in a bit.
We spent happy hour down by the waterfront, watching the ferries come and go. We had a great time laughing and catching up.
Oh, the hydrangea. I didn’t buy it, and then saw another lovely one this week.
This picture doesn’t do it justice. It has white outer blooms, and small inner blooms that turn yellow as they age. (This one’s called Golden Crane, and was developed from seeds brought back from China.) I’m thinking I want a hydrangea bed next to the house in the back yard. There’s an ancient blue one there already. It needs friends! And not this poor abandoned toe-up sock project from 2008…
I just finished knitting the first version of a fall/winter design for September, and I still need to finish the fuchsia colored summery Bling project, too. No idle hands here! What are you knitting this week? Does the change of seasons make you change your knitting?
Introducing Sophie’s Rose, an asymmetric triangle shawl with an extravagant ruffle.
I designed this for Anne Lindquist at For Yarn’s Sake, using two very special yarns. The main color is Sophie’s Rose, the semisolid brown with raspberry pink accents that MadelineTosh dyed as a custom color in honor of Anne’s new granddaughter, Sophie. The coordinating color is Knitted Wit‘s Madge, on her Merino Single Fingering base.
The theme is a garden trellis interspersed with rows of roses.
I wore this at Madrona last weekend, and the big ruffle makes it really fun to wear.
This pattern is available through Ravelry, link here. The MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light is available at For Yarn’s Sake, and they also have a good supply of Knitted Wit‘s Single Fingering in Madge. You can see it during the Rose City Yarn Crawl, and after, too. I’ll be wearing mine at For Yarn’s Sake on Saturday, March 1; I have a trunk show there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come by and say hello while you’re on the Crawl!
Just a quick placeholder, details later. Sophie’s Rose is live; pattern available soon on Ravelry. (Anne’s having a little technical difficulty getting it to publish, but hopefully today, Saturday.)
I’m at Madrona, wearing this, so if you’re looking for the pattern, click the link!