This little confection has always been one of my favorites, and I was so sad when I couldn't get the yarn anymore. I happened to wear it the other day when I met with David, my Euro Rep, and I asked him about the yarn. He said that it simply wasn't available, but I asked him to call the company and just make sure. He's such a good soul, he called right then and asked the girl to check the warehouse. Lo and behold, there were just a few bags of three of the four colors I wanted. The yarn arrived just the other day - hooray!
The design is from the very talented Annie Modesitt, who created the pattern with two stipulations: First, it is free to any yarn shop that requests it. Second: it cannot be transmitted electronically or posted in cyberspace - you must actually walk into a yarn shop to get a copy. We're happy to oblige.
The design is fun to knit. It's worked in two separate halves that comprise several rows of ruffles, three repeats of a little lace pattern, then ribbing. You join the two halves with a three needle bind off at the back. It never fails to draw compliments whenever I wear it.
We'll be doing this pattern at the Thursday afternoon scarf club starting this week. We have three gorgeous colors for the blossom portion. Choose whatever you love to go with it. Bring size 7 needles. See you Thursday.