The Promise of Violets by Melissa Tyler

The Promise of Violets

February 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
1 Motif = 2.25 across diameter after blocking
3.5 mm (E)
411 yards (376 m)
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This pattern was originally published as Close Knit’s contribution to the 2022 Rose City Yarn Crawl, February 24th – 27th, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. This pattern is also available for download as part of the 2022 Pattern Collection: Bloom.

When the flurry of December’s festival season has ended and the grayness of January stretches before me, I begin to watch the back corner of the garden. At Summer’s end, this corner is trampled, wilted - as am I. The nourishing coolness and rains of Autumn have revived the plants, though, and there is now a lush green growth that lifts my heart. Getting closer… In only a matter of days, my vigil is rewarded with a first glimpse of purple. A day or two later, the violet patch is a sea of blooms. I. rush out, feeling as though I am in bloom again myself, to pick the blossoms, inhaling deeply their intoxicating scent and tasting their sweet petals. I am encouraged, hopeful, gleeful. The promise of violets.

Illimani Santi (45% Ultra Fine Merino, 25% Baby Alpaca, 15% Yak, 15% Mulberry Silk - 137yd/50g) 1 skein each: (A) Burgundy 4329, (B) Primrose 4330, (C) Evening Bloom 4695

US E/3.5mm

1 motif should measure 2.25” across diameter after blocking

Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Advanced beginner

Finished Measurements
45” wide x 16.75” Deep