Mimicry

designed by Michelle Trudeau Fleming

Designer Michelle Trudeau Fleming combines one of her favorite cable patterns with a flanking complementary lace design in this scarf. The lace design seems to mimic the cable, or is it the other way around? A simple seed stitch border finishes it off and prevents the stockinette in the lace from curling. She loved the idea of using cables and lace in the same design, so she was happy when she was able to figure out how to combine this beautiful cable with a lace that fits so well with it.

 

Yarn: Merino Mono

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), cables, lace knitting, reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.

Burwick Tam

designed by Diane Zangl

Burwick Tam by Diane Zangl for Happy Fuzzy Yarn

Burwick is a small village and harbor in South Ronaldsay, the southernmost of the Orkney Islands, just off the northern tip of mainland Scotland. It’s also the name of this tam. The lower band of “bars” represent piers in the harbor. The motifs that follow represent the heather that grows near there, first at mid-range, and then in a close up view.

Fits most adults. Shown in Margaret and Macaw.

Yarn: Merino Mono

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.

Caterpillar Girl

designed by Riin Gill

As soon as we got Merino Mono at Happy Fuzzy Yarn, I knew I had to design something with it! I loved the way it took the dye, and I decided the soft singles would make a good scarf or shawl. I have a fondness for triangles (doesn’t everyone have a favorite polygon?), and I thought ruching would give visual interest as well as extra warmth (I came up with the idea during a really cold Michigan winter!).

As I was knitting it, the ruched sections began to look more and more like caterpillars to me, which of course triggered Robert Smith singing … cata cata cata cata cata cata caterpillar girl in my head. (I’ve been a Cure fan for over 30 years, so these things happen.)

Yarn: Merino Mono

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.