This past week was the Puget Sound LYS Tour.  26 local yarn stores get together for a tour complete with passports, prizes, free patterns and yarn on sale. This year the LYS where I work, Bad Woman Yarn, featured a pattern I designed!

akari final

Akari is a traditional type of Japanese shoji screen. These screens are often made of washi paper and bamboo, and have a pattern that looks a lot like this cowl. This version is knit in Tosh Merino DK in Mica and Ink.

I think the pattern looks great with a variegated for the contrast color as well as with two solid colors. The first version was knit with Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash, using one of their new-ish handdyed splatter colors:


Now I’m knitting a new sample for photography. This pattern will be released in an expanded version and will be for sale on Ravelry.