I’m going to try to make this a 5 minute post. Earlier today I Instagrammed a picture of a small shawl on a wall in somebody’s booth at Vogue Knitting Live, after one of my companions pointed it out. We oohed. We aahed. We mentally queued it. Lauren said she’d seen it in the Winter 2012 issue of Knitscene.
My twitter feed promptly exploded with tweeps wanting to know, needing to know, begging to know, demanding to know the pattern. OK OK OK. The pattern is: Merging Ripple Shawl by Kyoko Nakayoshi.
There are 61 Merging Ripple beautiful projects on Ravelry. It looks like a pleasantly challenging pattern. Short rows, y’all. Hidden wraps. Knock yourself out. It also looks like one of those accessories that you don’t take off. You know what to do.
While snooping around on Ravelry, I noticed another Kyoko Nakayoshi pattern in a similar vein, from the same issue of Knitscene: Sideway Shawls:
FYI, there is a digital edition of Knitscene Winter 2012 available here.
These are just cool. I’m seeing one in white and indigo linen. I’ll tell you that right now. Summer will return, and I will have a blue and white optical illusion of a scarfy wrappy accessory and everybody will be all jealous and stuff. If the short rows don’t kill me.
(Fun fact: Kyoko Nakayoshi is co-responsible, with Jen Arnall-Culliford, for the Cloudy Apples collection I blogged about a few weeks ago. Coinkidink!)
Much cool stuff and fun, and friendly people, at Vogue Knitting Live this year. Tomorrow I’m going back for more. I will try not to tweet anything that makes people go crazy, but you never know what will set the knitters off. (Except you sort of do.)