Worked on this as we moved into fall, meant to represent the grief of Demeter at losing Persephone, the glittering gifts we find in loss...soft black alpaca, carried with it a black thread strung with sequins. Glorious to finish this exactly on Samhain, filled with the energy, magic of the season. This video of it in the wind is the only way I could capture a bit of its shimmery enchantment.
Sensual by Elsebeth Lavold in color Soot - 98% Baby Alpaca, 2% Nylon
String Me Along by Southwest Trading Company - polyester thread with sequins
Needle size: 17
Pattern: Another adaptation of my old stand-by shawl - the As You Like It by Jane Campbell - which I've always called Isis. Go here for a little more on my journey with this pattern.
In this case, I did a solid garter stitch for the center back and then switched to random lace, just making sure I kept my 4 increases every other row in the same place.
Now I have never been a sequin kind of gal. In fact, I rather loathed sequins. But making this wrap and loving the way little glittery rainbows nestled in the stitches, loving the way they capture movement and light, and how one can just wrap one's self in it...
Well, I don't loathe sequins anymore. Now I have this lovely, happy scarf.
Sausalito by Crystal Palace in color 8101 Prism + SWTC String Me Along
Needle Size: 15 (I think!)
Pattern: None - just random lace - yarn overs + K2tog, occasionally I'd just K across row