Monday, November 08, 2010

Kouyou 紅葉 is now available!

Fall Foliage is called "kouyou" in Japanese and the kanji (Chinese characters) means red leaves. Kouyou is inspired by my favorite season, Fall. The leaves turn brilliant shades of reds, oranges and yellows and the brisk air makes it perfect weather for a cozy shawl. Knit from the center back to the bottom edge, Kouyou can be quickly knit up in either worsted or sport weight yarn to ward off the impending chilly weather.The shawl is designed to sit on your shoulders without slipping off. That's the way I wear it when I am sitting in front of the computer. Now that Fall has officially arrived in NYC, I am always cold. At Rhinebeck, I purchased a beautiful wooden shawl pin so that I can wrap the shawl around me when I am out and about. No matter how you choose to wear this shawl, it will be stunning.This 7 page pattern has both written and charted instructions. The shawl starts off with a simple stockinette section, then the lace portion and it ends with a bind off with picots. It also includes directions and pictures on how to block the shawl.

Yarn Requirements: There are 3 size options for the shawl: A (small), B (medium) and C (large). A: 420 yds/ 384 m of worsted weight, B: 450 yds/ 411 m of sport weight and C: 500 yds/ 458m of worsted weight.

The sample was made with 2 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in the color: Frank Ochre.

The pattern is now available for sale. You can click on the Buy Now button and buy it through Ravelry without having to be a Ravelry member. It's an instant download for the pattern.
Kouyou 紅葉
$6.00


You may prefer to buy it on Ravelry if you are a Ravelry member. Or you can get the pattern through my Etsy Shop. The pattern will be emailed to you if you buy it from my Etsy Shop.

14 comments:

sownbrooklyn said...

I was just looking for this on Ravelry! I forgot you hadn't released it yet. Off to buy my copy!

Sayschnicklefritz said...

I love the shape of Kouyou and the substantial look of the lace pattern. Feminine without frippery: just my style.

Sue said...

How beautiful and the yellow is just gorgeous. Reminds me of maple leaves for some reason.

littlebirdbigcity said...

This is sooo beautiful. I really love it. I think it would make a perfect gift for my mom. Can't wait to try it out.

Muddling Through said...

You know, if you keep making these beautiful patterns you are going to force me to learn how to knit. LOL Truly, this is a beautiful pattern, a beautiful shawl. I love it!

Hannah said...

Angela, you are a shawl-making master! Ever think about putting out a book filled with knit shawl designs? You definitely have the talent to do it!

Yarny Days said...

Woot, woot! Another brilliant one. The non-shawl knitter in me definitely wants to make this one. You wait and see.

rhymeswithspoon said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I'm glad to see you made it one of my favorite yarns! I can't wait to finish knitting my LaReine. So far I'm loving it!!

Erin Joy said...

I agree with everyone! Great pattern, great color choice, great name. Congrats on creating the perfect fall knit.

hetty said...

Wow! You've got talent! Everything about it is beautiful. I love the pattern. The yellow makes me think of golden rod, growing by the sides of the road. Or maybe a field of mustard. So pretty!

Lissa said...

Simply gorgeous, dear teacher! I've just posted a link to Facebook, for all my crafty friends. :)

Kirsten said...

It's beautiful Oiyi!

Christine said...

This is beautiful. The yarn choice and color are great.

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on creating a pattern, it is lovely!