Friday, January 8, 2016

Patterna Nova :: Ars Natura

Some time ago, I was lucky enough to get my hands on seven skeins of Anzula Luxury Fibers' Cricket yarn -- a lovely DK/light worsted combo of cashmere, and nylon. Seven skeins and six colors and a hint of an idea for a cowl set that showed off the versatility of the yarn with different knitting techniques. And today I am thrilled to release the resulting collection into the wild.


Ars Natura - $14 via Ravelry (no account required)


Ars Natura is a set of four nature-inspired cowls that show off different techniques in a very simple setting (read: knit in the round, no shaping). These cowls are reversible and twisted (using a super simple technique when finishing that I've included step by step instructions and photos for), making them cushy and warm and (I dare say) really pretty. I've linked the full set of cowls above, but each one is also available as an individual download (though you get a big discount if you buy them together!).

Anthos (flower in Greek) - $5 - has little Scandinavian flowers colorblocked with fat stripes...
 

Cruces (Latin for crosses) - $5 - has more stranded colorwork: a very, very simple little cross pattern...

Frons (foliage) - $5 - has an allover, leafy lace pattern...
 

and Keras (horn) - $5 - features beautiful Staghorn cables twisting their way around.
 

For more information on Ars Natura and the patterns within, including the specific yardage requirements, needle sizes, finished measurements, etc., you can check it out on Ravelry here.  And if you'd like to knit along with others and/or share photos, come join the Ars Natura discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.

1 comment:

Julie Crawford said...

so beautiful, I love the variety in this quartet of cowls. Great new patterns!