I have plenty of knitting/crochet patterns in my Ravelry library… everytime I see something I like I click on the link and, let’s be honest, most of the time they end up sitting there, ignored till the day I can’t remember why I saved them in the first place and I would like to delete them because I know, down deep – actually not that deep – that I will never knit them. Ever.
(Does anybody know how to delete patterns from the Revelry library?)
Occasionally on the other hand I stumble across a pattern that has to be knitted straight away. Has to. Stop everything, don’t feed the children, ignore the dog and the husband… just knit, knit, knit…
Like this one.
I can’t really explain what it is. Yes the shape, yes the drape, but … I just had to do it.
The pattern is called ‘Ranunculus’ by Midori Hirose and you can find it here. I used the recommended yarn (for once) GB Garn Tussah Tweed (which is a very soft tweedy silk in fingering weight) and you only need two skeins.
I didn’t find it the easiest of patterns to follow but there are links to many videos that explain the various techniques and on that front it was brilliant. I learned loads.
The yarn … was anything like I’d used before. Soft and warm and even though it feels fragile it’s not. I loved the slightly irregular thickness…. Once blocked (perhaps a tad too aggressively on my part) it became really drapey. And so so light. This little jumper weighs nothing.
Shame the weather is not playing ball at the moment… it might have to be put away till next summer.