The final normal pattern in the Triyang collection (ravelry link) is Liy, a slip-stitch colorwork design. (The other patterns in the collection were blogged about: Triyang, Twou, Vire.) The colorwork in Liy is all made with stripes, slipped stitches, and twists; you’ll never need to carry the 2 colors at a time.
It’s designed in worsted weight, making a nice size for cozily wrapping around your neck, as you can see, but you can easily make a different size by using a different weight/gauge. The pattern gives details about length estimates for different gauges.
The three sections are all really different from each other, keeping the project interesting for the knitter, and making the finished piece very interesting to wear and look at. The bottom starts with a kind of chevron pattern, the lines twisting out from the center, until the section reaches its point and the lines bend in and up. The middle part is made with big eyelet holes, for a more lacy colorwork pattern. And the top section is garter stitch stripes with a zig-zagging top slip-stitch edge, and striped triangles popping up across as it gets bigger.
Remember, if you get the whole collection you can custom make a piece with just one or two of these sections, paired with plain garter stitch or other patterning, if you think these three sections together are a bit too crazy! I know, there’s a lot going on!
The slip-stitch patterns make this piece so squishy and warm to wear! Like Vire, it doesn’t need to be huge since it’s so thick for warmth.
The sample is in Black Trillium Pebble Worsted yarn, Phoenix Rising and Saltwater colorways. I love this yarn so much! So soft! And the colorways are so beautifully, subtly hand-dyed – they are solid enough for the colorwork patterning to pop, but are far some true solids:
Nothing else to say about Liy, really. So I’ll let some more photos speak for it!