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Thursday
Mar222007

What a surprise!

While I was visiting one of the mega bookstores today, I walked over to the magazine section and picked up the Spring 07 Vogue - my designs and name were featured in both the Tilli Tomas ad and the Alpaca Yarn Company ad.

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Then, I looked at the Creative Knitting May07 issue, and it has one of my designs featured: The Casual Lace Tunic, (pg 26). The 211509-739215-thumbnail.jpgsleeveless, lace tunic is sized to fit 34" bust through 66" bust, in 5 sizes. A light weight yarn (fingering to dk weight) is recommended with US6 (4mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge: 16 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in blocked pattern.

Two kits will be offered for this project, available next week. Stay tuned for further details. 

Wednesday
Mar212007

New Kristin Pattern: Broomstick Lace Scarf or Wrap

211509-737260-thumbnail.jpgKristin's latest pattern is easy enough for an absolute beginner in crochet: Broomstick Lace. Its a fun technique, perfect for lacy fabric with lots of drape. The pattern includes the technique and instructions for a small scarf and a large wrap.

click here for Kristin's Broomstick Lace Pattern , available as a pdf file download

The sample scarf is worked with a K/10.5 crochet hook and a US50 knitting needle and a bulky mohair yarn. The sample shawl is worked with a dk weight yarn using a G/6 crochet hook and a US15 or US17 knitting needle. 211509-737280-thumbnail.jpg

This technique would be really pretty with many textured yarns, like ribbon, cords, cables or mohair. The long wraps accentuate the texture of the yarn.  

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Wednesday
Mar212007

New Workshop in Broomstick Lace, whether you knit or crochet!

211509-640892-thumbnail.jpgWhether you knit or crochet, come to the new workshop I'm teaching on broomstick lace. Its an easy to learn technique for a lacy fabric, using both a large knitting needle (or dowel) and a medium-sized crochet hook. If you already know how to chain and single crochet, great! You'll be on your way in a few minutes. If you are learning the simple chain and single crochet, we'll have you sailing along with broomstick lace before the class is over!

You will need some (dk to light, worsted weight) yarn, a US 8 (5mm) crochet hook and a US15 (10mm) knitting needle to learn this easy, yet lacey, crochet technique. Bring a little yarn for a swatch, or bring a lot of yarn for a shawl. Its all up to you. Once you learn this technique, you'll be amazed at how fast you can create a fabric with gorgeous, lacey drape. 

The workshop will be at Have You Any Wool? in Berkley, Michigan on Wednesday, March 28 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please call the yarn shop at (248) 541-WOOL to save your spot. I hope to see you there!