Carthamus by Kirsten Kapur

If you aren't already acquainted, we are pleased to introduce you to a new design by Kirsten Kapur, Carthamus. Carthamus was created in two colors of Sebastian. 

© Kirsten Kapur 2013

© Kirsten Kapur 2013

The delicate-looking lace edging is worked first, then the project is turned and the garter stitch body is added to live stitches along the lace. Carthamus can be knit in two sizes - a long, luscious scarf for wrapping many times or just once, or a smaller shawlette that perches on the shoulders. 

© Kirsten Kapur

© Kirsten Kapur

Kirsten says she chose Sebastian for the wide variety of available colors. She prefers to choose the colors for a multi-color project in person and her LYS, Purl Soho, is a wonderful place to see many of Anzula's colorways. 

© Kirsten Kapur

© Kirsten Kapur

She also chose Sebastian because of the drape the seacell gives the yarn; with its squishable softness Sebastian is a great yarn for scarves and other accessories that will lie around the neck. 

Check out Carthamus on Kirsten's website, Through the Loops! Also click back and revisit her beautifully light shawl design done in Cloud, Thalia

© Kirsten Kapur

© Kirsten Kapur