today knitcircus released their winter 2011 issue.
sold as part of that collection is my ‘duplicity’.
inspired by the stark branches of winter as
they set against the cool midday sky,
i wanted it to be a clutch
but it balked
and became a reversible buttoned cowl instead.
it’s double knit so that there are no strands to be carried across
the long stretches of color.
this also allows the mc and cc
to swap places on opposite sides.
i was thrilled for the opportunity
to try classic elite yarn’s
was a surprise
since it’s partly made
of nettles, but soft and fairly silky it is.
the wool takes dye differently
than the nettle fibers do,
so the yarn has a way of looking solid & heathery at the very same time
…already my mind is racing to work out the details
of the next project i will knit in this fiber
whose nettles belie it’s smoothness.
now, there’s some duplicity for you.
‘duplicity’ taken from 11:3 in proverbs.