Collection Preview #2:
Summer Flies Lace Knits:
A Dragonfly Study in Lace
Anisoptera Crescent shawl
Pattern Preview 2 of 4
Ebook Available for pre-order now
This week’s newsletter features the second pattern of the Summer Flies Lace Knits collection. Today I wanted to focus on the yarns used in the Summer Flies Lace collection and I thought, what better way to do that than to get Sylvan Tiger Yarns herself to tell you about them. But first a little bit about the pattern…
Anisoptera Crescent Shawl
When I started dreaming about this collection, I could picture perfectly the shawl I wanted – with dragonflies in flight along the border. It took awhile in the making to pick (and design some of my own) lace patterns to get the look I was after. I hope you’re as pleased with the effect as I am. The name, Anisoptera, comes from the scientific name for dragonflies and means ‘unequal-winged’. If you want to find out a bit more about dragonflies, check out the British Dragonfly Society website.
This shawl features short rows to shape the crescent shawl body, followed by three stacking lace patterns which continue the gradual crescent shape at the edges through gradual increases, framed with dragonfly wings. Some of the lace patterns are Shetland-inspired and feature lace on both sides (RS and WS rows). The full pattern collection and book will have a tutorial covering yarn overs on the WS of your work – how to make them and how to work them on the next row.
The sample is made in Sylvan Tiger Yarns Methera Lace in colourway Anisoptera. This is a beautifully soft knit with nearly equal amounts of silk and wool. The silk lends this piece a particular sheen that reminds me of dragonfly wings flashing in the sun. Perfect.
What you’ll need…
Yarn and Yardage Requirements:
- 1 x 100g skeins of Sylvan Tiger Yarns Methera Lace
- 3.75mm needles
Finished Measurements (after blocking):
- 11in (18cm) deep by 60in (152.5cm) along top edge
E-book Pre-order: £9 (RRP will be £10 once released on 1st July)
Print book (including e-book) will be available 1st July
Click the buy now button to get your pre-order. You’ll be sent a PDF to your Ravelry library with details about the patterns so you can get all your supplies together, ready to start when the colleciton’s released on 1st July.
Interview with Katie from Sylvan Tiger Yarns
G: Tell me about yourself. How did you get into dyeing yarn? How did you start your company?
G: I love your logo. What led you to pick your company name and logo design?
G: What is your favourite part about hand-dyeing yarns? Tell me about your process.
G: What got you interested in working with Petitchoufleur Knits and how did that come about?
G: What was your inspiration for the dragonfly colours you’ve dyed specially for this project?
Marrying the two… a Summer Knit-A-Long
Katie and I put our heads together this past week and thought that you all might enjoy doing a KAL for the Summer Flies Knits. What do you think?
To find out more, jump on over to my group on Ravelry and join in. We’re looking forward to meeting everyone there and having some fun knitting these patterns together. We’ll be having a casting-on party on Ravelry and Twitter on Friday 3rd July after the patterns are released. There’s a special Yarndale surprise included too…think discounts and prizes.