April 08 2014 – thisisknit
Today, we feature the latest in our continuing series of staff projects. This one's already gone viral here, and we're always happy to spread the word, so over to you, Jen! If you have visited This Is Knit you might have noticed there is, a lot of the time, more than one sample of the same pattern hanging from a shop wall. (*ahem* Color Affection!) Sometimes more than one of us TIKer's get taken by a certain pattern for its beauty, cleverness and downright handiness.... Introducing said pattern in this case: Zuzu's Petals. It's a clever cowl that looks like a shawl and it is such a quick, adjustable (with a bit of playing) enjoyable knit. Maria knit her Zuzu in Malabrigo Rios in the highly variegated Arco Iris, Jacqui used self-striping Amitola by Louisa Harding. I decided to stray from the written pattern and use gorgeous heavy lace weight yarn, Mirasol Sulka Legato with added Swarovski crystals (you can see them shining in the first picture). I loved knitting this, and I love the finished object. Have I tempted you? What would you knit yours from?