Friday, November 20, 2009

Columbine Elfdancer Wrap

Full view of the back, I really need to get one of those fun dressmakers forms for photographing my knitted garments.

I had the best time knitting this wrap. I got to use my favorite color combination's and delicious yarns from my stash of special yarns and my own hand spun!!! It all started earlier in the week when Jocerane (Jocelyne) one of my compatriots in the Jane Thornley knitters group on Ravelry, had the most brilliant idea! A Knit Your Fae KAL. She directed us to this fun site, Fairy Name Generator, where you type in your name and are then given your fairy name along with a description. The idea is to create a garment in keeping with the fairy description. I couldn't wait to get started! I used Jane Thornley's Feather n' Fan Organic Wrap pattern as my inspiration and I'm so glad I did, this pattern is addictive! I love Jane's patterns because she leaves plenty of room to weave your own artistic style into the design. I wanted to do something light and airy so I used mostly sock weight yarns, nearly all of my choices had silver metallic spun into the yarn. I also used some of my hand spun angora in lilac and robins egg along with some beautiful glittery ribbons.

Close up of the crocheted fringe of leaves and beads, if you look closely you can see the one acorn and oak leaf (far left) I added to the fringe.

My fairy is called Columbine Elfdancer
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

I absolutely love my fairy name, it gave me such fun inspiration in choosing my yarns for this project. The knit along is just beginning, so there is plenty of time to join in the knitting fun if you're interested.

Front of the wrap

The beautiful thing about this pattern is that the curvaceous ins and outs of the Feather n' Fan edge along with the knitted ties create the look of butterfly wings! I'm really pleased with the overall effect, I think it really captures the spirit of my fairy. I hope you'll be inspired to join the knit along, Thanks to Jocerane for inspiring us all in this fun creative project and to Jane Thornley for the awesome pattern!

Have a great week! Blessings Friends!


  1. Love your fairy name.
    The wrap is absolutly gorgeous.

    The miter squares collar is fantastic too.


  2. Granny squares have been around forever and will always be around forever, they are great. Glad you are getting Mum going again. We all need something to do. I remember when I was a kid I made a sweater for my Grandma out of granny squares. She loved it and wore it all the time. You can make so many things with them. Hats, slippers, sweaters, skirts and just about any thing in between.
    You go GIRLS!


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