At my house, as soon as the temperatures begin to drop, we listen compulsively to 50 Words for Snow by Kate Bush“Avalanche” is number six, pronounced a-va-lahnche (like the French, I believe). It is Prof. Joseph Yupik’s sixth word for snow.


Don’t you know it’s not just the Eskimo, sings Kate.


Let me hear your 50 words for snow.


So here it is, Lady. My first word for snow. The first of (I don’t know, maybe) multiple designs inspired by a bewitching work of musical and poetic genius.


Not a formal series or anything. Only the words for snow are so strange and simple and amazing, I can’t imagine not borrowing from their inspirational fount more than once.


pattern: my own

size: 34 (+ approx 1″ ease)

yarn: baa ram ewe Titus

colorway: coal

needles: US sizes 2, 3, 6

Here’s my project page. Test thread here. Pattern to be released hopefully in early February.


Dark afternoons, long nights, wintry cheer.~

2 Comments on Avalanche

  1. Javkie
    December 24, 2013 at 6:48 am

    This is unique :) love the construction !

    It is too warm to celebrate Christmas in Singapore. I m holidaying now, will b home after Chrisrmas. I would like to testknit this.

    Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas.

    • Elizabeth
      December 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Jackie, go over to the test thread quick to get on the list!

      Merry Christmas to you and your family as well, enjoy your holiday! :-)


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