After knitting Ishbel, I’ve discovered a great fondness for Ysolda Teague‘s designs, so I started poking around and saw that her second set of “Whimsical Little Knits” patterns was being made available. I decided to buy the set, so each week I get an email that one is ready for download.
When I got the email on the 10th of September that the Snapdragon Tam was up, I knew it would be mine. I hadn’t entirely planned on it being mine quite so soon, but my original plan for a next project (the Clasica Coat from IK Fall) hit a small snag, so I went stash-diving and came up with some Alchemy Synchronicity in “Foxglove”.
After a few days (and some rehearsal knitting time), I had this:
It’s SO cute! And look at the patterning:
Ysolda does some really beautiful work, doesn’t she? The best part is that it LOOKS really complex, but it’s really quite a simple pattern, mostly because it is so clearly written.
I made the largest size, and I probably could have done a smaller one. What I may do once the weather (eventually) cools off is add some elastic thread to the ribbing just to snug it up a smidgen. Or not, we’ll see.
Oh, and for my dear smartass friends, we didn’t EAT the yarn. We SWATCHED the yarn. We ate the cheeses. Silly, silly people. (And no, it’s not an accident that “smartass” links to that option of the three of you… 😉 )