A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

My attempts to design a fichu–Winged Autumn Jasper (here and here) is bathed, blocked, and finished. And, if I do say so myself, it’s absolutely lovely especially on the 11-year-old model. I chose the two Noro colorways to reflect the season. No one who saw the shawl missed the significance and even folks who don’t like autumn spice admit that it’s beautiful!

I’m really happy with the way Beta 1 turned out. It received quite a bit of praise from my knitting friends this morning. It’s easy and not too complicated to work, but with the right yarn, the result is impressive! In this case, the pattern really shows off the colors and awesome dyeing of Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarns, and the thick-n-thin gives it a nice texture. It can be a shawl (kerchief/fichu) or a scarf, which makes it extremely functional for High Desert. Hate matching up and sewing edging to the lace–this simple knit-on edging will give you peace.

I don’t waste any time. Beta 2 Purple Ageratum is well on its way. Caron Country in Merino blend is soft to the touch, beautiful to look at, and will keep its shape. Knitting this kerchief will be an interesting experience for novice lace knitter. Such as, by using different needle sizes to manipulate its gauge, you may make next trim smaller than the outer one using same chart. Knitting it will help you discover how flexible lace is. The learning curve will certainly gain you confident in lace knitting!

Instruction will provide line-by-line format, charts included for lace and knit-on edging, explanations of abbreviations and special techniques, and schematic components. Pictures of the shape while blocking and as worn above will be included too. The pattern will be test knit by at least two knitters before publishing. Personally, I have no room for errata.

Happy creating!


Comments on: "Autumn Jasper Debute…Here comes Purple Ageratum!" (4)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Sounds like I might have to try your pattern out. Haven't had any success with a lace pattern of size before! Looking for ward to it!

  2. I am not! anonymous! Just had to fix that last post..lol

  3. I can't WAIT to make this shawl!!

  4. RED at its best!

    A great little shawl. The very thing for a personal gift, made during long TV evenings, rainy days…

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