Clary...(and a silly little story)

I'm very excited to share my most recently published set, Clary, with you!  

Clary is a feminine cowl and mitt set with attention to sweet little details, resulting in very wearable pieces that work up with ease, while also keeping the knitter interested.

Featuring simple lace edging, stockinette stitch, and unique ruching created with an I-cord and button embellishment.  The mitt pattern includes instructions for both full mitten and fingerless glove versions, and both patterns are written for 3 sizes, Child, Adult Small, & Adult Large.

Clary Cowl and Clary Mitts, shown in Luna Grey Fiber Arts Calypso, Cinnamon colorway

Children's size cowl and mittens, worked in Plucky Primo Worsted, "I Feel Pretty" colorway

For more information on these patterns, please see the pattern pages in my shop on Ravelry:

Clary Cowl & Clary Mitts.  And to see all the lovely yarns available from Luna Grey, be sure to visit their Etsy shop, Luna Grey Fiber Arts.  This was my first time working with the Calypso base, which is a superwash 100% Merino, and it certainly won't be my last.  And the Cinnamon colorway is definitely one of my all-time favorites! 

Fingerless version, with optional I-cord ruching at the wrist.

Fingerless version, with optional I-cord ruching at the wrist.

So, now I will share a silly little secret with you.  

Sometimes, my pattern names come from something really inspiring...a place that has significant meaning to me, a person who has been a big part of my life, artistic influences, etc.  And sometimes, they come from the strangest places, or just silly little things in my daily life, which is what happened with this pattern.  

I was discussing naming patterns with a friend, and this pattern came up in the discussion, and I confessed where the name came from.  

So, the big inspiration for this set was......dun, dun dun: face cream!  As a result of our never ending dry, cold winter, I had been in search of a remedy for dry skin on my face.  I found some Burt's Bees Night Cream, with Clary Sage. I really liked the cream, it was doing the trick, but every time I opened that lovely little jar, the scent of it just made me really happy.  I love sage, and this was just the perfect fresh, happy little scent.  

Since the cowl and mitt design already had me dreaming hopefully of Spring, I thought the name fit, despite the somewhat unconventional inspiration.  And now I chuckle a little every time I use the Burt's Bees.