A striking cowl design, Liz's Spectrum by Heather Boos uses short-rows to create a most beautiful effect.
Please be sure to get the pattern directly from the designer on her Ravelry page here. We offer simply some lovely yarn to make it with.
Here is what Heather writes about her inspiration:
Liz’s Spectrum is the partner pattern to Carol’s Frequency both names originate from Stephen King’s, “Hearts in Atlantis.”
Carol is a young girl with a strange magnetic pull to the people around her, especially young Bobby Garfield. Liz is Bobby’s moody, temperamental mother whose aura can impact any room. If you’re not on the same wavelength as her - look out! Throughout the book, Liz’s spectrum of moods change as fluidly as the sea and have a deep impact on the outcome of events in the book.
And about the design itself:
It uses 4-7 (or more) mini skeins of your cherished leftovers or a set from your favorite dyer. You can start with 2 minis and add to the cowl as you collect more minis/leftovers to add to your project.
You’ll use garter short row sections and then tiny garter stripes to transition to each mini skein. The pattern will become instinctual after the first few waves and will be a great meditative knit that you can take with you or work on during your favorite show.
Each side of the cowl will have a different look and you can wear it reversibly for a more distinct transition on one side or a faded look on the other. Wear it upside down to accentuate your beginning or ending color depending on your mood.
The Yarn and Colorways
What we have in these kits are not the same yarn that Heather used in her original piece. You can see what we offer in the inset photos on the top picture here and again below that.
Ours consists of 5 mini-skeins of Shepherd Sock as curated by Lorna's Laces. This is 80% merino/ 20% nylon.
These are packaged in lovely sets. Each set has a total of 535 yards(489 meters)/ 125 grams, each small skein having roughly 107 yards.
We have two for you to choose from:
Oboe is rich colors including a steel gray, a goldenrod, a turquoise, a sky blue, and a pale sage.
Marimba is a set of rosy colors including a deep purple, a very pale lilac, a fuschia, a magenta, and a pink.