At last, at last, the pattern for Zelda is out.
As the designer, I’m more than a little biased on the subject, but I really love this one. The texture, the colours, the beads; they all came together so well. It’s also a lot easier than it looks, something I always like in a pattern — Lorraine made her beadless version in just over 2 weeks, and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t spend every waking hour knitting.
Whitney was such a good sport about modeling Zelda, and I think Wallace got some lovely photos.
I particularly like the way the beads in the edges make the silk move and drape so nicely.
It has kind of a 20s, flapperish feel to it, hence the name.
The thing about patterns is that you can’t do them alone, not if you want them to be any good. For Zelda, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to DyeForYarn for the gorgeous 8-ply silk laceweight; to my pattern testers, Heike Madeleine and Lorraine Moody, who made sure the thing worked and gave many excellent suggestions for improving the pattern; and to the layout and tech editing skills (and patience and sense of humour) of Kate Vanover. Wallace Lewis took the rather stunning photos, and the lovelier-than-she-knows Whitney Sides Mitchell came out on a very hot Father’s Day morning to model for me.