Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zora

Zora is the name Isabel chose for this design, from the water creatures in the game "Legend of Zelda". The double wave cable has a lot of movement in it. When I first noticed this stitch pattern in Barbara Walker's first Treasury, I was instantly attracted to it. You would think that since the cables are superimposed rather than intertwined, the stitch pattern wouldn't draw the eye in the way that it does. I suppose it is related in a way to the wavy cable I used in Sandridge. In both cases, the diagonal lines create movement in an uncomplicated way.

The written pattern isn't available quite yet (I first have to finish up a project for a fall publication), but here are some photos taken today a few minutes walk from our front door at the Kingston Yacht Club. Kingston was the site of the sailing events in the 1976 Olympics. The Olympic Harbour is a 15 minute walk from the Yacht Club, but the point remains that, even though we are far from the ocean, Lake Ontario is nothing less than an inland sea and the whole area has a strong maritime feel. We felt a watery location was definitely in order for Zora.



Can you catch the cuff detail? This design is an offshoot of "Wakefield", with the same silhouette, and I wanted to retain some cuff detail.










The last shot in this sequence is of the stones under the crystal clear water. See the slight ripples of sunlight? Beautiful afternoon, even if still a trifle cool. At least it was a good day for wearing wool!

5 comments:

  1. While the above sweater is nice, what happened to "Harriet" that was supposed to be on Ravelry soon. Perhaps I am just losing my mind because it is no longer in your sidebar.

    I am longing for that pattern!

    Kinga

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    1. Harriet's in the queue right after Zora. I'll get it back into the sidebar. Zora's quick to right up since it is really a version of Wakefield with a different chart and some number adjustments.

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  2. I really like sweaters without ribbing. It never lays flat over my body shape and even for slender people it chops off the bottom of the sweater whereas this one just flows and could look nice with a skirt or dress under it. A very lovely job. I will be on the lookout for the pattern. (Also waiting somewhat patiently for Harriet. And also waiting for my linen yarn to be dyed and delivered for a short sleeve version of the Perth Cardi. Patience is a virtue. I wonder where I could get hold of some. Hah!)

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  3. Another lovely jacket! It sure must be great to be your daughter - the perfect small canvass for all those sweaters!! Do YOU ever get one????

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    1. I most certainly do! I'm one size larger than Isabel, so everything gets made in at least two sizes, often more.

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