Before I take off for the month of March, I wanted to share another pattern I’ve been working on. I obviously love the look of ripples. It’s been a theme of most of my patterns (well, ribs too).
First of all, I wanted to experiment with dyeing a long colour-changing yarn. It took a bit of research to figure out how to do this with a skein, without stringing it from one end of the house to the other (something I’m sure my cat would enjoy) and a way to do it without creating a tangled mess of regret.
It took a bit more effort, but I came up with a pretty easy way of doing it and I’m hoping this Spring to get more dyed for the summer market.
With the gradient blues I came up with, it of course made me think of water and waves and my beloved ripples.
Named after a place we would visit as kids, a place where I spent a few summers at Girl Scout Camp, a place we sailed to on weekends, Catalina seemed like a perfect name.
It’s knit in the round, a simple 4-row pattern, 3 of which are just knitting. This is knit with a soft superwash merino worsted-weight yarn. Very cozy to wear.
This pattern is offered free on Ravelry and I hope you have as much fun with the ripples as I do! There is also a link in the header menu under “patterns”.
Pattern Link: Catalina Cowl