– 124 – ‘RANUNCULUS’ by Midori Hirose

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.

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I can’t really explain what it is.  Yes the shape, yes the drape, but … I just had to do it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shame the weather is not playing ball at the moment… it might have to be put away till next summer.

 

 

Sigh.

 

 

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