|Ice Queen – photo courtesy of Knitty and Rosemary Hill|
I’ve always loved this pattern – so pretty and delicate. Given my obsession with all things sparkly I guess it’s no surprise, but I have never gone out to purchase beads for the project. You might say I’m just procrastinating, but the truth is that I really wanted just a bit more sparkle than just beads. I thought about little Swarovski crystals, but feared they’d be too heavy for the fiber. So the project has just languished in the back of my mind for several years now. When gorgeous new Rowan Kid Silk Glamour arrived, last week, I knew it was the perfect solution. Luscious Kid Silk Haze with tiny sequins already on the yarn. It comes in seven colors, but here are my top three for this project.
I’ll tell you, these photos don’t do this yarn justice! Delicate and lovely and in perfect taste, as you would expect from ever so British Rowan Yarns – but sparkly enough even for me. As the pattern says, the little glittery bits look exactly like flecks of ice caught in the fiber – isn’t that just so romantic – so very Dr. Zhivago. Two skeins will knit up a fabulously generous Ice Queen cowl. The pattern is free – the glamorous, Julie Christie effect – priceless!