Thursday, January 09, 2014

Now that I've told you the story, it's time for the pattern!

Bastille is a balance of a delicate motif and a really sophisticated, dark shade of green.  I think that perfectly sums up the lead singer of any band - sensitive AND badass, right?  The yarn is Plucky Knitter Primo Sport - in the colorway Bastille.   The mix of merino and cashmere in her Primo base is soft and perfect on your neck, and the Sport weight is light and easy to wear in a cowl that can go indoors or outside.   Besides Bastille, Sarah has a few other colors that I think hit this same "lead singer" feel being of deep and gorgeous and dark - her new Jack of All Trades would totally rock this --  or perhaps Medieval, Lonesome Highway, Cabaret, Rye, or Cafe Society, to name a few others.   


The cowl is worked in one piece, but has two halves - the first featuring an allover repeat of beautifully complex Gothic lace (a nod to the history and tradition behind the name Bastille) and the other featuring long columns that transition off of the allover panel, and a smaller bit of lace just to keep that side fun and interesting.   Like repeating the refrain in a song, maybe?

Worn long or wrapped, the two textures play off of each other nicely.

The Bastille pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.00 or on the patterns page here on my blog. 
More information is on the Ravelry page, but some details are below.

Yarn:  Plucky Knitter Primo Sport, 550 yards - 2 skeins (275 yds ea).  Shown in Bastille. 
Gauge:  5.5 sts/8 rows in lace pattern.  Instructions included in pattern on adjusting for other yarns.
Needles:  US#6/4mm needles, or size to get gauge. 
Size:  12" wide x 54" long as shown. 
As for a drink, I'm going to add that tomorrow.   It's only 9:45 so far this morning and I'm still on coffee around here.  Enjoy!  Can't wait to see what you guys do with this one :)


Sarah said...

I love this story and I so remember that day. Thanks for the pictures. They are priceless! :)

MicheleinMaine said...

Awesome pattern and even more awesome story, Thea! What a memorable day for Maya!

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