I cannot believe it's finally time to have show and tell for my latest kit for the Patternworks Kit Club: Cyclo! I have been itching to show this to you all for months... ever since I got the yarn this winter I've been hinting about it!
Cyclo! I've been enamored with "fauxbius" shaping lately and once I played a
bit I knew this was going to fit the long color repeats of the yarn
perfectly.... so with an integrated i-cord edge, slipped up beads, and
short row wedges, (remember Latus?), Cyclo was born.
Cyclo super duper special is that I convinced Tina at Freia Fibers to exclusively dye me "minis" in her amazing gradient technique. These lace weight balls are dyed in 90 yard (11 gram) put ups, which lent itself perfectly to a more substantial jewelry design!
What is a "fauxbius" you may ask? Basically, you start with a provisional cast on, work a rectangle in whatever stitch the pattern calls for, then block the rectangle to shape, twist the ends introducing a moebius edge, and then graft the two ends together. The first time I designed one was with Circulate, and I wear the heck out of that cowl!
Are you wishing you could get your needles on this kit? Right now the only way is to sign up for my Patternworks Knit Jewelry Kit Club.... but I'll be releasing it in 5 colorways in November, just in time for the holidays!