Mythos: Â 7 Shawls Inspired byÂ Myth & the Magic of Hand Dyed Yarns, by Erica Jackofsky, 2012, 55pp.
Erica opens with a caveat: Â Knit loose! Â and details her reasons. Â I have to think that she’s seen too many, too-tightly knit shawls, or had some sort of traumatic knitting or designer horror story — but her advice is spot-on!
After that, though, you get to dive right into the designs.
The collection was designed using Erica’s own hand dyed yarns and was initially available as a pattern & yarn club. Though the club’s long past, yarns in the colorways shown are available at the Fiddle Knits Fibers Etsy shop.
Each pattern, named for attribute of a Greek & Roman god or goddess, begins with a preface that details the inspiration, pattern notes, then the basic info (yarn, needles, gauge, notions, and finished size).
Each pattern includes both line by line instructions and charts. Â Photographs show the pattern details well. Â Several of the shawls are shown in alternate colorways as well.
My favorites include WroughtÂ (inspired by Hephaestus/Vulcan, the god of the forge), a lovely triangular shawl with a strong geometric motif, and AllureÂ (for Aphrodite/ Venus), a pretty sideways-knit shawl.
Would you like to win your own copy of Mythos? Â Leave a comment on this post by midnight PST November 16th with your favorite design from the ebook. Â Good luck!
…and congrats to Mujercita! Â You won the pdf copy of Needles & Artifice from last week.