Here in Tennessee, the spring has brought about a soft warmth that begins early on in the day. Because of it, I’ve changed up my weekends just a bit so as to savor the season. I’ve fallen in love with rising to the song of chirping birds outside my window, just as the sun starts to kiss the horizon with its morning colour of pale golds, hints of pink, and deep rust.
The pot of water comes to a slow boil while I peruse my growing tea collection (thanks to my new subscription to Amoda), seeking the perfect flavor to start the weekend. From citrus notes to herbal, earthy fragrances, the steam wafts up and into my mind, awakening the senses ever so gently … and outside on the patio, I get to experience a momentary lightness that is both soothing and uplifting.
One of our new Colour Splash variegated yarns, Mango Ice, so very much captures that spirit of invigorating, golden mornings, especially when knit in the new Flaxen Silk Fine. Like a soft dream, tiny bursts of oranges and yellows sprinkle across the fabric, almost as if in a joyful dance, criss-crossing playfully in random directions. Like the way the birds flit in and around the sun’s beams through the overhang of a wisteria bush. It’s both dreamy and exciting!
With size 4 needles in this lusciously soft yarn, try your hand at the stitch pattern —
Cross-Cross Lace Columns
Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, *k2, yo, ssk, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, *k1, p2, yo, p2tog; rep from * to last st, k1, sl 1 wyif.
Repeat Rows 1 – 2 for pattern.
(sl 1 wyif means you slip one stitch, as if to purl, with the yarn in front)
Do you have a weekend morning ritual with your knitting?