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Sunday
Jan282007

Little Ruffled Handbags - Knit and Crochet Versions

The Little Ruffled Handbags are quick and relatively easy projects. The construction is unique and it keeps the project interesting. And, each has a 'corckscrew' handle, which makes the strap less lightly to stretch out of shape.

This pattern includes both the knitted and crocheted versions. Here is what you will need:
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US6 (4mm) circular needles
metallic snap for clusure
1/2 yard fabric for lining

 

 

 

211509-651414-thumbnail.jpgCrochet version:
US H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
US D/6 (4mm) crochet hook (for strap)
metallic snap for closure
1/2 yard fabric for lining

Each handbag was designed to match its bolero counterpart. The pink handbag's ruffled trim is the same trim used on the Crochet Bolero and the blue handbag's ruffled rim is the same trim used on the Knit Bolero. If you already have one of these sweaters, then the matching handbag is a must!

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Crochet Bolero Pattern #P05112

Knit Bolero Pattern #P06108 

Saturday
Jan272007

New Alpaca Shawl Kits Available Now

We have a couple of new, fabulous shawl kits available:

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The extremely popular Six Petal Shawl Pattern can be made with Suri Elegance(100% Suri Alpaca laceweight). This is a luxurious fiber and a pleasure to knit with. The Shawl Kit is available here: Six Petal Suri Alpaca Shawl Kit 

 

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The decadent Paca de Seda yarn (80% baby alpaca, 20% silk) is the perfect choice for this Reversible Rectangular Shawl with Ruffled Border. The Shawl Kit is available here: Reversible Paca de Seda Shawl Kit 

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Glimmer Alpaca is a fingering weight baby alpaca yarn with a touch of holograph fiber for a little extra sparkle. The rectangular shawl is also reversible (a garter stitch base with eyelet rows) and has a very unique construction. If you can increase, work garter stitch (knit every row) and make (yo, k2tog), this project is for you. The Shawl Kit is available here: Rectangular Glimmer Shawl Kit  


Thursday
Jan252007

Lace Kimono Pattern available for immediate download

636876-578382-thumbnail.jpgThe Lace Kimono pattern I designed using Tilli Tomas Simply Heaven and Asteroid is now available for immediate download. Kristin's Tilli Tomas Lace Kimono Pattern

The kimono is worked sideways from cuff to cuff. The finished sizes are: 37" (41, 45, 49, 53, 57) actual bust + 5" ease

The belt worn in the photos is a free pattern available on my website: Free Knitted Belt Pattern Please enjoy the pattern with my compliments.

When you click on the link to the pattern page, you will see the requirements listed out completely. 

There will be a yarn and pattern kit available, too. Please check back for its debut.