Happy Valentine to all of you!
Presenting Tilias Kofta as a free pattern on Valentines Day is my way to say THANK YOU to all of you who make each day at Ravelry lots of fun! I have met so many great people thrrough Ravelry; people who send sweet messages, show appreciation, give hearts and nice comments. I just LOVE it! And had to send a little love back!
The pattern is a free pattern - with one version in English, one in Swedish.
I have had the great opportunity to work with a group of test-knitters! They all put their time and effort in making the pattern even better. A huge THANK you my testers:)
I'm only sorry that Tilia herself didn't agree to model for us:)
She is a sweet little girl - and most determined!!! The cardigan was a bit big for her, with some luck we will be able to take pictures of Tilia wearing the cardigan named after her:)
I visited Copenhagen with one of my sisters at Christmas-time. Our steps automatically leads to a wonderful yarn store named "Sommerfuglen" (the butterfly). It's a tiny store with an amazing range of wool - and I promise you, it is VERY difficult to visit Copenhagen without going there!
At this particular visit I bought some beautiful Ice blue Silk Mohair from Isager Strik. With no particular idea of what it would turn into. After some pullover sketching I switched completely over to an idea of a lace-shawl. And off I went, playing around with 3 different patterns built up around the same amount of stitches. And half-way through I realized that the patterns would be even more visible if working it using contrasting colors.
One Beautiful shawl made me the work of making a second one; I just HAD to see how it turned out:
You can see how different it looks from the ice blue version:
One is subtle, feminine, graceful - the other bold, vivid, colorful.
Más o menos could be worked to match your personal taste! Fun to work, great to wear:)