I had some exciting news recently.
Earlier in the year I entered a competition run by Yarn magazine. The requirement was to knit/crochet/weave something in a Feather & Fan design. I ummed & ahhed about whether to enter & came up with a few design ideas along the way but never did much about it….the ideas never felt right, didn’t feel true to me. At the last minute I was inspired to enter something & the result was Flamenco.
This one felt right. I love the mobius design…..it’s really very simple but such an interesting knit. And using a lot of different yarns is something else I really like to do. The name of the design & the colour scheme came from the traditional flamenco dancers….the swirls of hot colours was perfect for the feather & fan stitch pattern.
I didn’t win the competition but was asked if I had written the pattern & would contribute it to the magazine for publication. Of course I said yes, submitted the pattern & also knit another version in blues & greens. Now for the really exciting news. My Flamenco design is in the latest issue of Yarn magazine and the blue/green version was chosen for the cover!
You can see the cover pic here on the Yarn website . If you click onto that page & scroll down, on the right hand side of the page are all the patterns & there is a collaged picture of my design, showing different ways of wearing the Flamenco.