Sunday, 28 April 2013

My Ocean

One of the most beloved pattern in the Shetland tradition of knitted laces is the "Print of the waves" pattern. This is a beautiful pattern that exists in different versions, both for the centre and for the boarder. You can find several versions in Sharron Miller's book "Heireloom knitting".

My favourite use of this pattern is probably the lady who knitted her own garden fence with a "Print of the waves" edge boarder. Here is also a link to a free pattern of a very beautiful shawl using this pattern. This blog is unfortunately no longer active, but it has a lot of great inspiration for those who love to knit.

This is my small contribution to the use of this pattern. My ocean. A narrow and simple scarf with the simplest version of this pattern both in the centre and on the boarders.

I have knitted the scarf in a thin silk and stainless steel yarn from Habu in a colour called "Ocean blue" (you can buy this yarn here). The colour reminds me of the water inside the caldera of Santorini and of lazy summer holidays on the Aegean sea. Beaches and sunny days. Calm, clear and dark sea-green warm water. Hmmmmm .... I just love it.