Thursday, May 29, 2014

Patternum Novum: Ultravioleta

Today, I'm very excited to announce that I have a pattern out. But it's not just any pattern. It's an extra-special pattern that's available only through the brand-spanking-new, limited edition, super fun shawl kits from Tanis Fiber Arts.






The pattern itself is Ultravioleta, an airy, feminine shawlette completely inspired by the gorgeous colorway (called Luxe) that Tanis dyed up just for these kits. These blues and purples could not be more perfect...


Each kit contains a copy of the pattern (which will be exclusively available in the kits until December), a skein of the yarn (TFA's Cosmic Blue Label Fingering Weight, by the way...it sparkles!), an extremely cute drawstring project bag by ZigZag Stitches, and some extra treats.

I encourage you to check out the kits on the Tanis Fiber Arts blog, and if you're curious about what exactly the pattern entails, you can see more details on Ravelry, here.

6 comments:

Tanis Lavallee said...

Yay! Thanks so much for this completely gorgeous pattern Hilary. It is so pretty!

peaknits said...

This is positively gorgeous! Nice work, again!

Kristen Jancuk said...

not only did i order the kit, but an extra skein of yarn snuck into my cart too!

Mrs. Gerson said...

Having a hard time with the ccd-p can't find a good description of it. Can you help?

Mrs. Gerson said...

Can't figure out the cdd-p can you help a bit or tell me where to find some help?

Hilary said...

Mrs. Gerson -- There is a description of the cdd-p in the abbreviations section of the pattern, but I know it's still tricky! I'll try to explain a little more here.

The needle needs to be inserted back into the stitches after slipping them in order to twist them before purling them together. (More specifically, of the two stitches being slipped, it moves the one currently on the right into the left position so it ends up in the center of the 3 stitches being purled together. You're basically flipping the position of those two stitches.) It takes a little bit of knitting acrobatics, but you insert that left hand needle from right to left through the stitches from the *front* of your work, then transfer them to your left hand needle as a unit...again, so it flips the position of those two stitches. Then p3tog. Does that help at all? Please contact me at the email address in the footer of the Ultravioleta pattern if you have any more questions. Thanks!