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Monday
Feb262007

Hot off the Press

211509-694613-thumbnail.jpgIf you haven't yet seen the Spring Issue of Cast On Magazine (Feb - Apr 2007), don't miss Kristin's Lacy Brioche Top on page 54. Its a short-sleeved, a-line lacy top with a scallop-trimmed boatneck and picot trimmed body and set in sleeves. The sweater is worked in Alpaca Yarn Company's Glimmer, a fingering weight baby alpaca with a holographic fiber running through it; hence the name Glimmer.

The sweater comes in a range of sizes, from 36" to 48" (actual bust + 4" ease). The brioche stitch, when blocked gives the appearance of lace (but much, much easier!) and the picot and scallop trims have a delicate, vintage vibe.

Click here for a kit to make Kristin's Lacy Brioche Top 

Sunday
Feb182007

Priceless

Finding the right leather and wood toggle closures for a jacket design: $12.00

Buying the (wrong sized - who knew there were sizes?) thimble for my finger to leverage the needle through the leather: $1.99

Bandaids to protect the damage to my finger from above mentioned thimble: $.99

Finishing said jacket design exactly as sketched and swatches, AND before deadline: Priceless 


Friday
Feb162007

Bohemian Tunic Pattern and Kit Now Available

636876-394153-thumbnail.jpgKristin's Bohemian Tunic Sweater is now available as a pdf download pattern or as an alpaca yarn and hard copy pattern kit. The sweater is knit in the round, with very little seaming required. The tunic has side vents for ease in the hips; the waist cinches with a built in sash/belt for hourglass shaping; the sleeves are ribbed and have belled cuffs; and the off the shoulder turned down neckline is ribbed to match the sleeves.

Click here for the pdf downoad pattern:
Bohemian Tunic, Kristin Pattern #P07103

Click here for the alpaca yarn and pattern kit:
Bohemian Tunic, Kristin Kit# K07103

 

211509-680774-thumbnail.jpgHere is a sneak preview of an adorable pattern coming soon:

Its a felted hat with earflaps and i-cord ties. The sizes will include infant, child, woman and man. The sample shown is in child's size. The hat is worked on US10.5 (6.5mm) circular knitting needles with worsted weight wool yarn that is doubled throughout. This is a very quick project, and the felting is pretty easy, too! Pattern will include a solid color version as well as a striped version, too.