The design, however, is anything but a cliche. I love the clever top-down construction that starts with true moebius and moves into ordinary knitting in the round. There are just enough beads to be interesting without being gaudy and their placement follows the undulations of the design. The pattern also includes directions for arm-warmer cuffs, and I hope to get around to those one of these days.
|Lorelei by Sivia Harding|
I'm happy with the yarn, a luxurious blend of merino, cashmere and bombyx silk (Spirit Trail Fiberworks Birte, Glencoe color way).
Since my previous cowl from this collection (Sivia Harding's The Book of Cowls) was also a darkish green with tonal blue-green beads, I went with contrasting beads (Size 6/0 Metallic Gold Lined Crystal from Earthfaire).
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Mmmmm merino/cashmere/silk? How divine. The colours are gorgeous and work with the pattern beautifully. It's a stunner!ReplyDelete
Thank you--I liked it so much I am going to knit it again in a different color for my sister.Delete
Pretty. Isn't it great to finish something you enjoyed and love it at the end?ReplyDelete
Yes! Sometimes I have loved knitting something and not liked the end product, and sometimes I have not liked knitting something and liked the end product--it's great when it comes together.Delete