Another most unusual and unique design from Ursa Major Knits! We have put together some neat kits for Helix Felicis.
The pattern's cost is not figured automatically into the kit. We find it best to offer some options. See the details below.
Here is what Chris, the amazing designer, writes:
Helix Felicis is a two-skein-wonder. It can be knitted with any yarn weight and any yarn.
All you need is two contrasting yarns of the same weight: two solids, one solid or semi solid combined with a color gradient, or two color gradients that go together well but are distinctive enough to clearly see the individual modules – any of the above combinations will work well.
Helix Felicis comes in two sizes, Medium and Large. So you can use any yarn you like.The amount of yarn you need will of course depend on the tightness of your knitting, the weight of your yarn and how many repeats you want to knit. If you knit loosely I suggest you will need at least 390 yards.
...Helix Felicis is a fully reversible shawl. One side will highlight Yarn A and the other side will highlight Yarn B. The shape resembles a double helix which comes in handy when you knit only three repeats. There is a tiny opening between the bows so you can pull one end of the shawl through the hole to fasten it.
Yarn and Colorways
Our yarns are not (!!) the same as the ones that Chris used in her originals. You can see what we offer in the inset photo on the top picture and again below that.
One of her suggestions is to use gradiently dyed yarns for this. (She used a lace weight held double by Zauberball in one of her pieces.)
What we have is a sport weight yarn from Trendsetter called Evolution. Made up of 100% merino wool, each cake has about 490 yards/ 150g.
Each colorway has nice long color runs.
We combined two colorways that look great together with none exactly repeating.
Denim Floral is contains colors that relate to blue-violet and includes deep violet, teal, lilac, wisteeria and pale sky blue.
Lilac Lavenders veers towards the red-violet side of the purple family. I see orchid, iris, heather, soft gray and dusty antique rose.
Each kit will have one cake of each for a total of 990 yards/ 300g.
Plenty to make a deliciously warm wrap to cuddle in. :-)
As mentioned above, the cost of the pattern has not been included in the price of this kit. There are a number of ways you can get the pattern for this.
Many knitters like to get theirs directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Chris via her Ravelry web page. Then you will automatically get any updates and also have a copy saved in your Rav library. In that case, set the Pattern drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed."
If you decide that you would prefer a printed copy we can do that. Please make sure the drop-down menu is set to that. The pattern consists of 21 pages. Hence the printed copy in this case is more costly.
We also can email the pattern to you (please be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and generally do that right before shipping your kit).
Just make sure that drop-down menu is set as you would like before you check out.