Rockscape: Kits

Price: $44.50
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Our kit of one skein of Taffeta and one of Gold
Our kit of one skein of Taffeta and one of Gold
Aline's original piece
Aline's original piece

I've had my eye on this pattern for a while now.  By Skeinwalker Knits, this is one of Aline's Expedition Year 2 e-book though it is also a stand-alone pattern.

Important note:  you must get the pattern  here on Aline's Ravelry page. We do not carry it ourselves. Our kits are for the yarn only.



Here is what the designer writes:

Wandering around glacial cirques and moody mountain lakes, climbing steep granite rocks, roaming the plateaux and woods, exploring the gently-sloped hillsides teeming with life and wonderfully tasty mirabelle plums and myrtilles (blueberries in French)…

This is what Les Vosges, a mountain range in the East of France, remind me of. The Vosges result from a geological uplift, a response to the opening of the Rhine Graben extensional basin.

The Rockscape shawl is inspired by these images from The Vosges region. With two colorways reminiscent of the iconic fruits of The Vosges, Rockscape lets you explore peaks, rocks and valleys by combining lace and mosaic with an uncommon shawl shape.

Yarn and Colorways

Aline recommends a yarn with reasonably good stitch definition and two colorways with enough contrast for the mosaic portions.  She writes that one solid colorway combined with either a solid, semi-solid, speckled, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarn would work well.

What we have put together here is basically two solids -- one in a rich royal purple and one in a golden tone.  These two colors are complements on the color wheel and serve each to enhance the other.  

Your kit will include one skein each of:

Taffeta in Alegria (445 yards of 75% superwash merino + 25% nylon) is a vibrant and rich royal purple. 

Gold is a yarn from Gedifra, Lana Mia Uni, a 80% virgin superwash/ 20% nylon, with 429 yards/ 100g in the color of sunflowers.