Have you ever found yourself staring into a fire, captivated by the dancing flames? There is nothing more mesmerizing than a bonfire during the summer evenings. The flames take a hold of your imagination like nothing else, and as you enjoy the fire in the cool summer nights, the warmth envelops you like a cozy shawl.
Mystic Fire is a triangular shawl that draws its inspiration from the dancing flames in the summer bonfires. My shawl is knit on 4.5 mm needles (US7), using 115 g (one skein) of Divine fingering weight yarn from Hazel Knits 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk - 400 yds/366 m per 115 g in Carnelian.
13 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked
400 yards of Fingering weight
I have always enjoyed improvising with my knitting. I began writing up my designs in 2007, and have published patterns since then - beginning with the Burridge Lake Aran Afghan and followed by the first lace shawl in the Mystic series - Mystic Waters. I love both cables and lace, and they show up in some way in most of my patterns.