True Confession: I love to knit. I love complicated patterns, easy patterns, old patterns, and new patterns. I love to knit in the morning, midday, and evening. I often stay up later than I mean to--you know, just knitting 'one more row.'
I love designing as I knit, too. I published a pattern today inspired by a new color from our own Kettle Dyed Yarns and in anticipation of a road trip. Scilicet combines a shape that is easy to wear with a pattern that is fun and interesting to knit but not too difficult. Perfect car knitting. Or morning knitting. Or late-night knitting.
Scilicet is a funny word from the Latin meaning, "you may know, you may be sure, it is certain." A contraction of sciō (meaning know) and licet (meaning it is permitted) its literal meaning is “it is permitted to know.” It is an adverb, but the layered meanings appeal to me, as does the word itself. I like the way the word looks and sounds, and it refers neatly to the simplicity of the isosceles triangle and the easily memorized staggered eyelets in this appealing little scarf.
Scilicet is designed to use 100 grams of fingering weight yarn. It’s a good pattern for hand painted, variegated or self-striping yarns because the pattern is simple and won’t be diminished or obscured by color changes. The color I chose, ‘Porphyra,’ is a vibrant red-purple with tonal variations.