Posted on April 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm

While we have been recovering from the move, I have been working hard on a number of projects for magazines and a few friends’ books that you will be seeing soon.  In the meantime, I have a few things to send out into the world independently. My new pattern, Metronome, is the first of those patterns.

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Metronome is a crescent shaped shawl that is knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, one of the world’s great sport weight yarns. I made my first one in tonal greys for versatility, but the combination possibilities are endless. I did a rare thing for me and sent the pattern out to a few selected beta knitters, and they all chose spicy hot and fabulous color combinations for themselves. Look at Shutterhoney Stacy’s version with an Erté like Art Deco feel to it.

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Or Katecknits’s Southwestern palette – fitting since she knit it while on a trip to Las Vegas.

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The technical boast I have about this pattern is that while it is intarsia, it’s a particular approach to yarn management that means you have no ends to weave in other than the beginning and end of the skein. It’s fun too, so don’t be shocked if this flies off your needles in a weekend.  The yin and yang balance of color at the ends make it super fun to wear. It has been my constant accessory this spring, and I’m always playing with it.

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Please feel free to come over to the Ravelry group and share color thoughts if you have them.  Something like this, my second version? Ultra Alpaca Light in Tupelo and Boysenberry with the ever reliable Winter White?

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And that’s just a start. I’ve got one on deck for summer wear to be knit in muted colors of Berroco Corsica.