knitted :: Nefertem, originally uploaded by earthchick.
I don’t know how Kirsten Kapur does it. As far as I can tell, every pattern she creates – and she creates them in abundance! – is a winner. Nefertem , named for the Egyptian god of beauty and healing, is no exception.
A sweet, simple, semi-circular shawl, it would look great over the shoulder with a dress or around the neck for a slightly more casual look.
As you can expect from Kirsten, the pattern is written in a clean, straightforward way. The main part of the shawl is so simple, and made for great airplane knitting for me this past spring.
Then the pattern blooms into this beautiful lotus motif, finishing with a delicate scalloped edge.
I made this with less than full skein of Periwinkle Sheep Sock Dream, in “Black Walnut” (a Rhinebeck purchase!). The yarn is a merino/nylon/cashmere blend, and was a delight to knit with.
I think the finished product is so sweet. This one will be hard to give away, but I really wanted to give something I loved. Anyone who leaves a comment on this blog post by 5:00p EST, Monday, July 16, will be entered to receive it – a little hug from me to you.
Thank you so much for all your kind comments on yesterday’s blog post. I really appreciate that people are spreading the word!
edited to add:
If you would like to be entered for a chance to win, please leave a comment on the original blog post (from July 9, linked above). My goal in giving this away is to raise awareness of the potential danger of sandhole collapses at the beach, so I want to make sure everyone reads the original post. It also makes it easier for me to see who all is hoping to win, if all comments are on the same post. Thanks!
Holy smokes, that’s amazingly beautiful! I love the combination of dark neutral colors with the pattern. What a generous giveaway.
I’ve knit several of Kirstens patterns too and I love them! So very nice of you to give it away!
ha- i love this shawl. the colors are perfect! well done. 🙂
Very pretty. I am a beginning knitter, have mastered knitting and purling but I’m a little timid about moving on.
That is absolutely gorgeous Stacey ….You are very generous to give it away and some lucky person will really love it ….and think of you every time they use it. A wonderful little ‘hug’ from you!
oh my goodness I’m crossing everything I got for this one! it’s gorgeous…
This is lovely! Color and pattern and all! Fingers so crossed!!!
Just love Kirsten’s patterns! Love the color! Hope to win!
i hope to win too
ruth from germany:-)
This is absolutely beautiful! Great pattern, great yarn and GREAT knitting!!
WOW! Definitely a pattern that must be added to my list. I love Kristen’s designs, they are the bomb!
What a beautiful shawl. The colours just sing. I’ll make sure I take a closer look at the holes i encounter on our beautiful Australian beaches in the future and fill them in when necessary. I’m glad your story had a happy ending… (Your boys look happy, healthy and full of life)