Amy Christoffers is on fire these days.
She started by giving us the Pressed Flowers Shawl, which you (and a bazillion other knitters) dropped everything to make.
Instant classic. Allison made one in Atlas and Dream State here.
Then Amy cooked up the Pressed Flowers Cardigan, which bewitched everybody last fall.
Pressed Flowers as garment!
And the Pressed Flowers Hat …
We love it for Mohonk and Spincycle Dyed in the Wool.
Now, Amy just launched her Pressed Flowers Cowl.
And I’m all in.
I’m going with the longest of the three sizes, because I like doubling up a cowl.
The yarn? Three skeins of Atlas for the main color, two skeins of Dream State for flowers.
I’m going with Dream State by Spincycle, in Salty Dog. This seems to me a fine use for a yarn that shifts colors in an unpredictable way. And our Atlas in Leek for the background gives a little unity to the thing.
Allison, Cristina, and I had fun trying out color combinations. Because we all love options, here are our seven favorites of the moment. (This changes pretty much hourly.) (Dream State on the left, Atlas on the right.)
Overpasses and Mallard:
Stay Ready and Mouse:
Rusted Rainbow and Clementine:
Ghost Ranch and Whisper:
What Kind of Knitting Is That?
It’s one color at a time, with slip stitches, known as mosaic knitting.
I haven’t done much of this before, so it is all-new fun for me. The rhythm of it is easy and entertaining, and the effect is cool!
Amy’s World and Welcome to It
Amy has just launched an email newsletter, Savory Knitting, so be sure to hop on that for news of her latest designs. We have been fans of her work for a long time, and Field Guide No. 6: Transparency gave us the chance to see her inventive mind at work. Keep going, Amy! We’re here for all the pressed flowers you can cook up.