I really really really like the designs of Kieran Foley. He plays with color in a way that makes me catch my breath and literally gasp out loud.
When I saw Roses, I noticed that it was a fairly simple knit which still uses color in a most lovely manner and I thought that some mini-skeins from The Unique Sheep (TUS) would be perfect for it.
And so a kit is born!
Please note you should get the pattern directly from him through his Ravelry Page here. What we offer is the yarn for the kit.
Here is what Kieran writes:
“Roses” is a light contemporary lace crescent inspired by the warm summery colors of roses. It’s an easy knit, growing from a single stitch, featuring a pointed border along the top edge and finishing with a knitted-on lace border.
The Yarn and Colorways
We didn't use the same yarn that the designer used in his original piece. Instead, I worked with Kelly of TUS to come up with a set of eight skeinettes of gradually changing colors. The yarn is 75% superwash merino/ 25% nylon. Each of these small skeins is 92 yards (about 84m)/ 20g so you will have a total of 736 yards (about 673m).
Kieran writes that he used a set of gradiently dyed yarns totaling aobut 664 yards (607m) - the pdf includes a suggestion for using up more of the yarn to make a deeper shawl.
His crescent shawl came out to be approximately 21.5in/55cm deep by 47.25in/120cm wide; the gauge he got was about 16sts and 24 rows = 4in/10cm in lace pattern.
We have two color spans to offer:
Magic Mirror ranges from a rich teal into blue.
Charmed gives a look similar to the original, with colors running from golden amber gradually changing into rose and lilac.