Have you seen this book? It’s the third installment in the one skein series by Judith Durant/ Storey Publishing. It’s a fabulous book, and even moreso because yours truly is a contributor in it!! 😉 Call me a dork, I don’t mind, because I think I will always find it exciting to see that my ideas are being validated and that people like them. yay!
Last year, by the time that I had heard about the submission call for this book, I only had about 2 weeks before the deadline. So, I rushed, designed and knitted 3 projects for submission. In the end, one submission was rejected and one was lost…the publisher and editor have no idea where the lost submission went and they have no record of it. And ironically, it was the only project that I forgot to take photos of before I mailed it off. (FYI, the submission process for this book, much like Knitty, required that you submit the finished sample garment and the finished written instructions.) I’m currently contemplating resubmitting the rejected and/or lost submission elsewhere.
Luckily, one of the 3 projects I sent in was selected. I named the neck warmer Mermaid, because of the scalloped edging created by cables, and the fanning out at each end of the scarf which is exaggerated by the drop stitches. The sample uses Savannah Bulky a luscious yarn from The Fibre Company with a blend of merino wool, organic cotton, soy and linen. The yarn is a beauty to knit with as it is soft and buttery. I used the same yarn (but in a dk weight) for Morgan.
For knitters who may want the pattern, but don’t have the book, I’m making the pattern available as an individual leaflet. The individual pattern includes extra photos, bonus instructions on how to make and adapt the pattern into a scarf, and has a buttonhole construction that’s a little different than what’s in the book. The buttonhole in the book is a vertical buttonhole (keyhole style), whereas the leaflet features a horizontal buttonhole. The individual pattern will be sold for only $3.00 on Handicraft Café as either a printed hardcopy or as a pdf download, and it will also be available for sale as a pdf download off my website courtesy of Ravelry (as soon as I get to listing it).