Years ago, I was in a job I didn’t love which required me to travel to Phoenix for a conference. After a long, dreary day under artificial, hotel conference room lighting, I stepped outside just in time to see a stunning sunset.
The beautiful browns, yellows, and oranges really lifted my spirit. The colors were in contrast with the blues and purples I usually see in New York City sunsets. I tucked that image away in my mind for a future project.
A few years later, Knit Picks was seeking designs for a collection that was heavily influenced by the same colors. I matched my idea for that design with a really cool stitch pattern and submitted the design. It wasn’t chosen for the collection, but Knit Picks provided me with yarn so that I could submit the pattern to their Independent Designer Partnership Program.
And thus, the Phoenix Sunset was born.
I used one skein each of City Tweed Aran/Heavy Worsted in three colors.
I crocheted it flat, so it could be worn as a scarf. I decided to join the short edges to make a circle scarf/infinity cowl, since I tend to wear those more often.
It’s so cozy and we’re experiencing a cold spell. It was pretty tough to mail away the sample to Knit Picks (so they can add it to their pattern collection). This is definitely a project I’ll be excited to see again. I love the ripples and the texture, as well as the colors (which work well with my winter coat).
The Phoenix Sunset pattern is now available on Ravelry.
The pattern uses chains, double crochets, increases, and decreases. I’m including two photo tutorials – one for the front post cluster (the stitch creating those beautiful, textured v shapes) and one for the invisible seam if you want to make it into a cowl.
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