One of my favourite things about being a Festival Director is following our Community when they are deciding what to make to wear to our events, and then seeing those finished items in person. I am always inspired by what I see and love hearing the stories behind your pattern and yarn choices when we come together.
Each year I focus on making myself a new shawl to wear at Perth. I do so much running around that a shawl is a practical choice, and I love spending my down time at home snuggled up with my cats and a book while swaddled in knitted fabric. This year I couldn’t choose between two designs, so what else is a girl to do but to make both!
Having had my first squish of Aister ‘oo’ at our Scottish Wool Producers Showcase in April, I came home with enough yarn to make my own Khyber Pass by Simone Kereit – also known online as OwlCat Designs. It’s unusual that I want similar colours to the original design, but I couldn’t think of a more perfect colour pairing than that Simone had chosen, so I picked up Bessaquoy, Nort Blue Geo, and Blinnd Moorie.
Here I am on Saturday at the Festival. Our amazing photographer, Lightpress Design, captured the back of my shaw while I said hello to the Knitting Patternista and Mad Madam Mel at the Podcaster Meet-Up, then got me to pose with my best exhausted but proud face.
Here are the not so glamourous “just off the needles” and “blocking in progress shots to show the fabulous stitch definition that Aister ‘oo’ gives.
for more details about the pattern
Visit the OwlCat Designs website here http://owlcatdesigns.com/2016/02/khyber-pass/
Khyber Pass is only available to purchase on Ravelry. If that is not accessible to you we would recommend using the contact form on their website to ask for an alternative.
for more about aister ‘oo’
Aister ‘oo’ will be making their return to the Scottish Wool Producers Showcase on 25 March 2023. If you can’t wait that long then you can find out more about their story and see their current colour range here https://www.mackenziesfarmshop.co.uk/pages/aister-oo