Well, just about a month ago I announced my next project, a Mystery KAL with Craftsy! Guess what? It's a month later, and time for the BIG REVEAL!
Obsessio is an ethereal lacy summer cowl meant to be worn draped over the shoulders or wrapped around the neck. This undyed silk/mohair lace yarn by ArtYarns is worked at a very loose gauge on large needles, which makes it akin to wrestling with butterfly wings. It's the perfect summer knit!
Obessio starts with a provisional cast-on, and is worked in one long rectangle. The two ends of the rectangle are then grafted together to create the cowl shaping. The stitch pattern combines a modified feather and fan with double yarnovers, and fat cables on each outer edge. The long fibers in this silk mohair yarn bloom magnificently, and working it at this large gauge allows the fiber to expand. For this reason, the stitch pattern is not overly complex, as it would be lost in the halo.
It's such fun to design simple projects that still challenge the knitter and delight the recipient, even if it's for you! I can't wait to hear what you think!
For those of you participating I'll see you over in the Craftsy workshop! For those of you who have decided to wait until I release the pattern in August... start thinking about yarn! And maybe beads???????