Amy came to me a while back very excited about a pattern, so off we went to the computer: Celestarium is what she showed me.
While I knew that I couldn’t dive into this one myself, I could see she was itching to do it *someday*. It took me a little while to convince Amy she should lead a KAL for it, I did manage to. Along the way, we had the brilliant idea to ask Kate of Dragonfly Fibers to create some special colors for this project based on the sky…after all, not everyone wants to knit with gray like Marianne.
We’re timing the KAL for after the Sivia Harding classes here at the Spot, to ensure that everyone who would like to participate has a chance to learn how to add beads to their knitting if they need to learn (or feel free to set up a private lesson).
It also gives KALers time to decide which colorway to use:
*Please note, all colorways are shown on Djinni Sock, which we plan to use for the pattern, but you can always order them on any of Dragonfly’s other bases like Pixie, Traveller or Super Traveller.
And which beads to use:
Personally, I think any of the golds would look great on Aurora Borealis, and the Silver Gray Ceylon would be fab on Stormy. Do you see the Aqua lined white pearl? So spectacular on Blue Sky or even Stormy. Amy is leaning towards the size 8/0 24k gold lined crystal. Sigh.
The KAL will begin Sunday, January 19. Amy is here on Sundays, and she promises to be a little ahead of the pack so we can all ooh and ahh and get some idea of where things are going. (She hasn’t cast on yet because she is finishing up her holiday knitting, but after that – stay tuned for celestial gorgeousness). If you can’t join us on Sundays, the rest of the staff will be versed in the pattern to help and support you.
Come on in to see the yarns in person and to place your order whether or not you plan to knit Celestarium. These colors are truly spectacular.
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