Oh woe is me, life is hard – I can’t decide which pattern to make using this most divine silk yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts! It is black based, with shades of blue, green and purple.
Please can you help me? It has 1125 yards, and I’d really like to use as much of it as possible. I think I’d prefer a rectangular stole and I’d like a pattern that isn’t too easy (so not the same short repeat for the whole thing) but also not too hard (eg a purl “rest row” would be great!).
I’ve come up with these options (some are Rav links, sorry!) – what do you think?
(IK Summer 2004) – but probably without the nupps. I particularly like this pattern as it doesn’t have a knitted on edge.
by Anne Hanson – I think this is the favourite…It’s suitably gothic for this yarn!
The lovely Myrtle Leaf Shawl
, also from VLT (p.142) – the downside to this one is that it is patterned on the purl rows too.
Celtic Knot stole
– I’m quite taken with this one but wonder if the celtic lace pattern would work with the yarn. Also, I’m not entirely sure I’ve got enough yarn for this pattern, although I could probably modify it a bit.
– I like this one but worry I might get sick of the pattern after a while.
What do you think? While I’m leaning towards Simurgh, I’d really appreciate your views – and I’ve got more laceweight yarn (heh), so I can definitely make the runners up at another time!