I've been told perfection is boring. Well, I'm certainly not boring (just ask my friends) and I'm definitely not perfect (just ask my kids)! Because of this I have a standing policy of rewarding people who nicely bring an error to my attention with a free single pattern download from my Ravelry pattern store.
FOR PATTERN SUPPORT (or just to say “hi”):
Ravelry ID: jodiemom
Skill level: Experienced
Suggested Needle(s): US #4 (3.5 mm)
Sizes Offered: one size, 20 x 88 inches
Yarn Weight: lace
Yardage Required: 750 to 820 yards
Techniques Used: Lace, charts, modular construction.
Recently I visited Knitting Temptations, a charming yarn shop in Dublin, Ohio. As I was checking out, the owner, Karen, asked me if I had ever heard of Reywa yarn (I hadn’t). She then proceeded to place in front of me the most heavenly yarn I have ever touched. Reywa is made with Yak fiber–which is so soft it simply must be experienced. She then explained that her shop was hosting an event featuring this yarn and would I like to design something for it? Oh My! Yes PLEASE! Once my inner sensualist stopped purring my brain got to work. What to make??
She gave me two skeins of Reywa Bloom in the natural colorway (a lace weight yak/silk blend). I knew that whatever I made with this decadent yarn would have to be worn around the neck and/or face–perhaps over bare shoulders? I quickly settled on a stole–something bridal and lacy!
I knew the experience of working with this yarn would be practically spiritual and I didn’t want it sullied by annoyances in the knitting process So, I decided to address two of my lace making pet-
My second lace pet peeve is uniform difficulty. Many designs are either entirely easy or entirely butt-
Knitted Temptation addresses both these self-
The experience of walking into Knitting Temptations and being handed Reywa Bloom –and then using it to create a piece of lace completely free of my knitting-