Sunday, August 28, 2011

Flowers wrapping around my neck

Somehow this hasn’t been the best of summers this year. So no wonder I’m already in the mood to make scarves and cowls. Remember the cowl I was working on a few weeks ago. It is finished and I’ve written the pattern.

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I really love the way all the different colours blend and make a harmonious piece. I called this pattern “Sissinghurst Garden”. Why? Because Vita Sackville-West was the first woman, to create gardens based on colour. She did that on her estate “Sissinghurst” and they are still open to visit. Because the outcome of this pattern is completely determined by the colours used, and because of all the flowers in the pattern, I thought this would be a great name.

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Right now I’m testing the pattern I’ve written, and this time I’m using green shades. Only green shades, so it is becoming a completely different kind of cowl. I hope to finish it this week, and to have the pattern in the shop in time to be able to finish a cowl before fall starts and it gets colder.

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Groetjes, Dorien

6 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Prachtig, Do!!!

Madeleine said...

It's lovely! Remember to tell me when the pattern is finished! :)

knitalatte said...

Dorien,
How lovely in the blues. I can't wait to see what you come up in a green combination. Beautiful work.

Teje said...

Really, really beautiful Dorien! I love the colours and the flower pattern!
xxx Teje

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien..loving your rainbow garden cowl..you'll be really prepared for those cold winds coming soon!

Corina said...

Ziet er goed uit! Ik ben heel benieuwd naar je groene variant...