A lovely new design by Nim Teasdale, Mirador is one of her new Knitting by the seat of your pants 1 collection. These are "mostly garter projects in a variety of shapes, focusing on simple yet interesting 4 row construction, which is easily memorised so you don’t need to carry the pattern around with you all the time."
Here is how Nim describes this beauty:
Mirador is the Spanish word for lookout. This zigzaggy crescent was dreamed up on a lookout high up in the Sierra Nevada, looking out across row upon jagged row of mountains, towards the sea. To me, this view looked very like a crescent shawl. :)
The sample was worked from both ends of a single cake of yarn, however it would also be I deal for long colour run yarns, handspun, variegateds or striping yarns, or striping a variegated against a solid, or two complementary solids. It’s a fun way to mix up some colours.
The Yarn and Colorways
Nim notes that gauge is not critical with this project and she notes that the overall sizing is adaptable to any yardage of lace to DK weight yarn. All that one need do is adapt the needles according to your personal preferred density of fabric..
What we have for these kits is not the same yarn that Nim used in her original piece though it has similarities (and is produced by the same folks, Skacel). Called Edition 6, this is a brand-new heavy lace/light fingering weight yarn, of 100% virgin wool and with 328 yards (300 meters)/ 50 grams (1.76 ounces).
Nim knit her original shawl of 410yards (380m) Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball. It measures approx. 60 x 170 cm (24x67in) after blocking.
Our kits will include two balls of Edition 6 in each kit which will give you 656 yards (600m) of this somewhat lighter yarn. If you want more, either go for two kits (for four balls = double the yardage) or contact us for a special order.
1. Taupunkt (Dew Point) is a lovely mix of delicate spring colors: spring greens, limes, and pinks of varying intensities.
2. Warmebild (Warm Picture) is a lovely melding of fiery tones of orange from light to deep plus grays and charcoals and blacks.
3. Englischer Garten (English Garden) is exactly what it sounds like -- gorgeous flower colors ranging from rose into greens and including some yellows, apricots, blues, and teals as well.
4. Washchtag (Washing Day) is a mix of cool forest tones, varying greens with a smattering of purples and some golds highlighting the whole.
Each pattern gives you a choice of knitting from charts or from written patterns.
The kit will not automatically include the pattern.
I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Nim. You can simply get this one pattern or go for the entire e-book. This will ensure you get any future updates as well as store the pattern(s) in your Ravelry library. If you decide on that, make sure the drop-down menu is set to "No Pattern Needed."
Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy, then the "Pattern" drop-down menu should be set to that.
We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and usually do it right before I ship your kit).