I have a pattern in the Spring 2015 issue of Knitscene.
The shawl begins with a picot cast on. If it’s not obvious, I love picots. I sometimes have to stop myself from adding picots on designs. I just love them so. Anyway. The bottom edge of the shawl has little floral buds on a background of reverse stockinette stitch. The shawl body is in stockinette stitch and is shaped with short rows.
The nature of the stitch pattern on the bottom edge creates a scalloped edge, and with the picots, it’s my favorite thing about the shawl.
Arnica is included in a larger editorial story called Gold Dust Woman. All of the patterns featured in this story are worked in golden hues. When I first saw the call for submissions, I was inspired by the thought of a field of golden flowers, like daffodils or even dandelions, in the Spring. The yarn I used for Arnica was Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in Louisville. I loved it. It had subtle shades of different yellows even some green-gold hues. Yellow’s a tough color to wear for a lot of people including me. Tomorrow we’ll talk about what to do if you like a pattern but the yarn color is not something you’d choose.