For the past two months, we have been following two knitworthy patterns that are out of this world — the publication of My Cryptonite and Beastkeeper.
Every knitter has his or her cryptonite — an addictive stitch, irresistible yarn, or shawl shape that becomes an obsession. Designed by Melanie Berg, My Cryptonite is a generously-sized triangle shawl combines some of the designer’s favorite infatuations: thin stripes, funky lace, and crazily contrasting blocks of color.
The sideways construction creates an asymmetrical “spine” throughout the shawl, and the combination of textures and colors will make your knees weak! Of course, the only way to save yourself is to cast on immediately!
Completed shawl measures 102 inches wide by 43 inches deep after blocking.
The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For has created six, YES SIX, new Triple Treats (aka color combinations) in our Walkabout – Fingering yarn to really allow you to indulge your obsession. These kits can be purchased on our eShop here. Fun and dynamic, we are sure your cryptonite is found in one of our new color combinations.
It is the 50th anniversary of the show Star Trek, produced by none other than Lucy…as in I Love Lucy (aka Lucille ball of Desilu Productions). Yes, in the mid-1960’s, Lucy took a chance on a show that no one thought would be noticed. It became a cult classic with a world-wide following.
Our resident Trekkies have been avidly discussing project and color way options for months. We began dyeing the colors light years ago, but the right project had just not presented itself. Finally THAT project dropped in the form of the Beastkeeper by designer Justyna Lorkowska.
Beastkeeper is a simple but stylish shawl and is easy to knit and fun to wear. The whole body is worked in garter stitch with colorful stripes which give a nice touch and make the knitting interesting.
Completed shawl measures 65 inches wide and 15 inches deep at center spine after blocking.
This project is perfect for our Live Long & Prosper Kit or one of our other Five-Skein Color Play Kits combined with one of our Main Squeezes in SW Merino – Fingering yarn.
Live long and prosper, even after you find your cryptonite, y’all!