Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Pattern: Nimue Wrap

I'm excited to tell you about this new pattern! I've been slowly working on a variety of cabled designs, all inspired by my undying love for Mists of Avalon. It started with the Avalon Mitts, then the Igraine Cowl, and then I decided to get a bit more ambitious.


This is the Nimue Wrap, named for the daughter of Lancelot and Elaine. Nimue is known for her exceptional beauty, but she ultimately leads a tragic life where her duty forces her to betray her true love.

This pattern is great for people who are new to cables. I designed it to look complicated, but it's actually a pretty simple repetition. It's also designed so you're only cabling on the right side of the work. You don't have to worry about the wrong side at all!

I've often found that while cables are pretty, they can often create stiff fabric. I wanted this to be light and supple, so the design uses aggressive blocking to create delicate drape.

I hope you love this as much as I do! The pattern is available for pre-release purchase on Ravelry, at a discounted price until August 9th. It will be officially released August 10th.