Jane Murison (a.k.a. Yarnison) is amazing. Not only is she one badass knitting force to be reckoned with, she's also one of my favourite designers. Her patterns are born out of wanting something different than what's available and that combined with her expertise on user interactivity makes for out of the ordinary patterns that work well in a multitude of ways.
I am super excited about her latest pattern: Rainbow Relay. And have had the honor of test knitting the pattern. We're offering kits with the main color and contrasting minis together as well as just sets of minis, in 3 different yarn bases. All kits contain enough yarn to make one of the 3 variations of the shawl in the pattern.
This pattern has me addicted to knitting again. It's simple enough to spend an hour knitting away on it and it's varied enough to give it your own twist. While knitting I started with her 2nd variation (there are 3 pre-made variations included in the pattern) and my mind started racing with options beyond the 3 given. This is the pattern that made me figure out how math works and where I can add some little extra's if wanted. All thanks to Jane's work. Basically Rainbow Relay is 3 patterns for the price of 1, with a recipe you can expand on yourself endlessly. Seriously, it's like crack.
This pattern was made specifically for all those delicious mini skeins we buy time and again and don't want to use in a mitered blanket or scrappy project, because they deserve their own moment in the spotlight. Don't get me wrong, I love a good memory blanket or marled scrap project. But some minis are just way too beautiful to get lost in a sea of squares or anonymous marlications.
You can find all of Jane's patterns HERE on ravelry.
If you're going to Woollinn in Dublin at the end of May, you're in for a surprise since Yarnison, Countess Ablaze and Undercover Otter have joined forces for the bestest 3-some on the internet. Come by our booth and see for yourself!