from the Book
From the Chapter: "Knitting Patterns for Life"
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* All photos by Daena Giardella
The Cape of Constant Change
The Cape of Constant Change is a celebration of change.
The yarn has undergone a magical transformation having begun its story
as threads emerging from the silk worm that transforms into a moth.
Butterflies and moths are universal symbols of the magic of metamorphosis.
The silk was then woven to become a sari, which is itself
a shape-shifting garment. Saris are made of rectangular cloth draped
to flatter the form of the body. When the wearer takes it off, the sari
morphs back to its original rectangular shape. The remnants of these
saris are cast off in the cutting room. The seemingly worthless shreds
that fall to the ground are then spun into a new and splendid yarn that
rises in value. Now we take that recycled yarn and convert it into a
“Change alone is eternal, perpetual,
Yarns: Himalaya Yarn’s “Tibet”
Classic Elite’s ‘LaGran” #6555 “Infra-Red”
and #6546 “Azure”
Seeds of Intention Scarves
The Seeds of Intention Scarf is a knitting meditation
ritual designed to be a tactile prayer.
Version 1: Seed stitch scarf using Rowan Big Wool (
Version 2: Garter stitch scarf using Rowan Ribbon Twist
( #115- "Rapid")
Version 3: Seed or Garter Mobius using Classic Elite
Bravo ( #3701 “Mist,” or #3733 “Frost”)