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A little behind-the-scenes for my latest shawl design, Peri’s Paradox, newly published in knitty.

The whole thing started out as a little sketch in my notebook.


First it was just a half circle with stockinette stitch and a border, but with time and playing with the idea in my head I changed the stockinette stitch to the woven-pattern and later added the reverse stockinette panel on top.

The whole pattern is an homage to one of my favourite Doctor Who companions: Perpugilliam “Peri” Brown and the audioplay Peri and the Piscon Paradox.

The first version was worked as part of the Nerd Wars over at ravelry, I’m usually in team “Shady Cels” all things comic/animation/manga/anime.
I made it as a dissertation, a project that takes more than one challenge and is worked over the whole tournament, and got full points for it 🙂

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This dissertation was worked in Wollmeise 100%/Pure in Spinaci and I used 88% of the skein, so if you have a skein of Wollmeise Pure lying around this is a nice project that uses just that one skein.

This is the version I send to knitty.
From knitty I got a lovely silk/merino yarn, SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Crush to be precise. A strangely aped name for the yarn. It’s lovely and smooth and cuddly like you would expected from a silk/merino blend but the silk characteristics are very strong and you get that paper-ish feeling from pure silk with the warmth of merino.
The colour chosen by knitty was a nice deep pink-ish/purpel-ish-berry colour “Raspberry”. Which is a colour you would not find in my stash but the best thing about knitting-friends with different tastes in colour is not only that you don’t have to fight over the same unique skein of yarn but also you can “pay” your model with the piece she’s modeling.

And it’s totally her colour 🙂

The pics were taken by another friend and we had really good fun while shooting, here some behind-the-scenes-pics:

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Mostly pinning things down as it was a bit windy.

I hope you will all have fun with my pattern, it’s not the easiest I ever designed but it’s one of my favourites and get’s a lot of wear.


About Atalante

Knitter, sewer, spinner. Way to many comic books, yarn and Doctor Who DVDs at home to call it healthy but I love it.

6 responses »

  1. Deborah Douglas

    when I saw the name I thought you might be a Doctor Who fan. The pattern is gorgeous.

  2. Pingback: Peri's Paradox in Knitty First Fall - SweetGeorgia Yarns

  3. Gorgeous pattern! Is there a way to make it a little larger/longer? Like past the elbows?

    • Thanks 🙂
      You could try knitting it with larger needles and a thicker yarn, but I did not try this and don’t if it would work or how large it would get.

      • Is there a way to add more repeats in to make it longer? I really don’t want to use a thicker yarn, since I don’t want it to be too heavy.

      • As it’s knitted bottom-up the anwser is no, I did not write a longer version.

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