Yesterday, I received a delightful email from another one of my immensely talented customers, Val. It’s always a big thrill for me, to see the face behind the emails and phone calls. Turns out, not only is Val bright, funny and talented, but she’s lovely, too! Here she is in her glorious rendition of my Tiger Lily Jacket design:
Lucky Val is on the slender side, so she made some sizing tweaks to her version. Here’s what Val said in her email about Tiger Lily:
“What an amazing pattern! Fabulous detailed instructions! Knitted in Small, lengthened by 1/2 pattern, narrowed sleeves.”
I knit the original Tiger Lily Jacket in Dale Heilo yarn, quite a few years ago. Dale has made umpteen changes to their yarn color selections since then; so, my original, autumnal color combination (below) is no longer available. But, between their two sport weight wool yarns – traditional Heilo or superwash Falk – we still have countless color combinations to choose from.
If you’d like to knit Tiger Lily in Heilo, you can order your kit directly through my online yarn shop, Kidsknits.com. If you’d rather use superwash Falk, which offers more than twice as many colors, email me – masATkidsknitsDOTcom – or call the US toll-free line and we’ll set that up for you. Either way, as soon as I see your order come through, we’ll discuss your favorite colors and how they’d work together in a design like this. We can even play around with colorizing some chart snippets so you’ll get a good idea of how your favorite colors all “play together” in Tiger Lily. Once we’ve zeroed in on your favorite combination, your kit will be on its way.
If you’re already knee-deep in sport weight wool and you’re happy to fly solo, here’s the link to the Tiger Lily PDF, which is available through Ravelry.
How ’bout a big round of applause for Val?! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us!