OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASometimes a pattern just flows…anastomosis started as a “I have this new yarn coming into the shop…” and a little visit and a story, some swatching, some knitting math, a new-to-me shape (crescent) and some furiously fast (for me) knitting, and 6 days later the shawl was being blocked. I have to say, that is the fastest I have ever designed and produced anything, so now I know it can be done!

Anastomosis highlights my love of yarn and that’s why the pattern shows two different samples: the red one is Wollmeise Pure in the color Confident (shown here) and the blue gradient is Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere (pictures coming soon).

Anastomosis also highlights my love of stitch combinations–it has a crazy lace + cable edge and a wonderfully soothing main section of lace.

Then of course there’s a little bling with the beaded picot bind off.

To get off to a great start, join me on Saturday, Feb 25, 1-5pm, (new day/time), at the Nifty Knitter yarn shop in Issaquah and start your very own anastomosis. In class, we’ll make the cable + lace provisional tab cast on (fun!), practice the picot beaded bind off, and get a good start on the main lace pattern…plenty of skills and knowledge to complete the shawl after we all go our separate ways. Call the Nifty Knitter at (425) 369-3098 to sign up.


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