Light and Shadow – a new design for a brilliant cause
Fall has come, and my fingers are itching to knit hats as the weather cools!
Cables form this delicate textured hat which really shines on sunny autumn days, with light and shadow highlighting the structure of the stitch pattern.
Light and Shadow is part of a special charity project – the Sight Is Life ebook. Several designers have donated patterns to make up the 8-pattern ebook. All proceeds from pattern and ebook sales go to fund the work of the ophthalmologic centre in Congo, which performs cataract surgeries to restore sight and light to people who would otherwise spend their lives in shadow.
Alexa and I are inspired that through our creative work we can make a real difference to people’s lives while doing what we love best. We hope you can join us to help bring sight and light into peoples lives. For updates and more information check the Sight is Life group on Ravelry.
SweetGeorgia Trinity Worsted
The deliciously soft and shiny yarn for this project was generously donated by SweetGeorgia Yarns. Trinity Worsted is a luxurious blend of merino, silk and cashmere, and I’ve chosen the subtlest of palettes, birch and tumbled stone.
Light and Shadow pattern details:
Sizing: baby (toddler, child, adult SM, adult L)
fits head 16 (18, 19, 21, 23)” around
Yarn: 90 (100, 120, 140, 160) yds total worsted / aran weight yarn
Suggested Needles: US #5 / 3.75mm & #7 / 4.5mm (or as required to meet gauge)
16-20” circular needle in both sizes, and DPNs in the larger size
Sight Is Life Ebook
There are so many great designers contributing stunning patterns to this project! There are 5 designs launched so far, with more still to come. The complete Sight is Life e-book will contain 7 knit accessory patterns donated by: Boo Knits, Joji Locatelli, Kirsten Kapur, Kristina Vilimaite, Rosemary (Romi) Hill, Tin Can Knits, and Veera Välimäki.
There will also be an eighth pattern – a shawl designed by 7 designers together: Ambah O’Brien, Hanna Maciejewska, Helen Stewart, Josh Ryks, Kristina Vilimaite, Lee Meredith, and Monika Sirna. This will be an extraordinary Mystery Knit-A-Long!
If you purchase the e-book, the remaining patterns will be added to the e-book immediately after their release, so you will receive an automatic update. Get your ebook here, and join in with the KALs running in the Sight is Life Ravelry group.