Well, I thought I had another week to get my blogging act together before my new patterns went live in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program, but *surprise* they went live today!
I'm so excited to debut Taiya Scarf (Rav it), Tagish Mitts (Rav it), and Tagish Cowl (Rav it). These are the stealth projects I've been working on these last few weeks. I'm so glad to finally be able to reveal them to you!
I'm going to profile each of them over the next couple days, and today I'll start with Taiya Scarf.
As I draw inspiration from my Alaskan environment on a daily basis, I found it was only fitting that I name my patterns after locations or places here in the North that inspire me. The mighty Taiya River flows just east of my Alaskan town and every summer there are vast amounts of wild irises that bloom at the mouth of the river where it meets the sea. When I was working on this scarf, the purple hue of the yarn reminded me of the color of the irises, hence the name.
I love the fact that the squishiness of the Fisherman's Rib is the part that wraps around the neck. It's like wearing a cloud! And the diamond lace at either end of the scarf keeps things interesting.
Pattern: Taiya Scarf (Knit Picks link)
Yarn: Knit Picks Cadena, 3 hanks in Blackberry
Needles: Size 11 straights
Model: My good friend, Trish. The best model/friend/spin drive companion a girl could ask for.
Stay tuned over the next couple days where I'll be showing off the Tagish Cowl and the Tagish Mitts!