Phoenix is the Seventh and final Rise Up design. Go here or here [Ravelry] or to Payhip to buy the Rise Up Collection of seven designs, by seven designers, and seven ways to Rise Up. Purchase the single pattern here beginning February 15, 2021.
Phoenix by Jill Wolcott Knits
Notably absent is a photo of the finished design. Please return here on Monday, February 9 for that. I got a little behind and things just snowballed. Phoenix is a cosy. Think tea cosy, worn like a tea cosy over your shoulders and upper arms. I began this design with a very clear idea about everything, and ended up taking a lot of turns and twists. It was hardly the phoenix rising. Although very clear what I wanted to create, I think I threw too many concepts into this for the amount of time I had to give to it. In the end, it all came out, but I did feel the burning embers under my feet before rising!
The concept made me think of all the things we need to repair: climate, social justice, social equality, over-consumption, everything! So I ended up with color, pieces, and uneven edges. I thought knitting it myself would be a good idea. It was not! I hate working with multiple colors, so although I quickly memorized the pattern and loved knitting it, I hated untangling my yarn. I am myself and it never changes!
So join this journey with me. Nine colors; 4 different yarns; lots of pieces and piecing. Of course I’ve worked everything out now, so you will likely have a much better experience. I thoroughly endorse narrowing the number of colors. I did enjoy using different yarns though. Read my interview here.
Phoenix by Jill Wolcott Knits
Look at my website for more, or at this interview of myself.
Skills: slip stitches, picking up stitches, flexible long-tail cast on, flat 3-needle bind off, decreases, German short rows (I teach you how to do everything!)
Sizes: XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
Sample shows in size M / model bust circumference 37”. Fit should allow arm movement.ies
Dottie from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% Superwash Merino, 17% cashmere, 3% polyester, 114g, 420 yds (384 m). WPI X
1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skein Charcoal C1
1 skein Hippo C3
1 skein Cedar C5
1 skein Avocado C7
1 skein Aurora C8
Cricket from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 114g, 250 yds (228 m). WPI Z
1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skein Red Shoe C2
1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skein Candied Apple C6
Ava from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 114g, 330 yards (302 m). WPI X
1 (1) (1) (1) (2) skein Rye C4
Zome Gima from Ito, 100% cotton, 25g / 137 yds (125 m). WPI X
1 skein Red Black C9 (used for bind offs)
US size 1[2.25mm] needles and US size 4[3.5mm] OR size to obtain gauge
unblocked gauge For stitch patterns to use in swatching, see Stitch Patterns on page 10.
|Unblocked Pattern||Needle||sts to 1″ / 2.54 cm||rows to 1″ / 2.54 cm||sts to 4″ / 10 cm||rows to 4″ / 10 cm|
Wave & Box
|US size 1[2.25mm]||8.5||18||34||72|
|Wave & Box||US size 4[3.5mm]||6.75||12||23|
|Pattern||Needle||sts to 1″ / 2.54 cm||rows to 1″ / 2.54 cm||sts to 4″ / 10 cm||rows to 4″ / 10 cm|
|Wave & Box||US size 1[2.25mm]||8||16||32||64|
|Wave & Box||US size 4[3.5mm]||6||8.5||24||34|
Supplies: Stitch markers, removable markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or or waste yarn