Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I Have Pattern Envy

Short Rows!  Colors!  Yippie!

I do not need another shawl.  Nope.

However, the moment that this pattern passed in front of my eyes, I had to cast on.  Yep.  I have pattern envy.

She already has a name:  Eunice.  I've named her for my home town of Eunice, Louisiana.  The colors are almost pure Mardi Gras.  Enough to pass and still not offend the non-Louisiana eye with jarring contrast of the purple, green and gold. 

This is Short Rows Fantasy by Irina Eberhardt.  The pattern is not popular on Ravelry and I simply can not understand why.  It is fabulous!  The whole thing is worked in garter (no wraps required on the short rows).  Those with a bit of experience will make the first wedge and then never look at the pattern again.  Critical numbers are 3, 51, and 4. 

The yarn is a favorite:  Baah La Jolla.  If you are looking to celebrate Mardi Gras in glorious color you'll want to check out the following offerings.
Poison Ivy - the not quite glaring green
Iris - a lovely purple that  pops next to the
Byzantine Gold - because you gotta have all three colors!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! This is gorgeous, Lenora! Hometown Eunice will be proud of you.