Thursday, January 31, 2013


The Spitfire Scarf and Cowl pattern, which I previewed here back in November, is out at last! It took a little longer than I expected, but is a far better pattern for having the extra time in the lab. Shorthand is a necessary part of pattern writing, or every knitting pattern would resemble War and Peace, but some patterns are not as willing to be shorthand-ed as others...Spitfire turned out to be one of those. Luckily for me, I had a fantastic tech editor, and some excellent and patient test knitters to help me through the process. I'm so happy with the result. Spitfire has options for both a scarf and a cowl, and was knit with tosh vintage. The scarf uses two skeins, the cowl, just one. This is the second in a series of motorcycle-inspired designs that will be appearing throughout 2013. It is also the design that inspired the Huntress Shawl (posted about that here last summer)and is constructed the same way. Can anyone guess what part of the motorcycle inspired this one?

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