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New Kristin Kit Available Now

211509-258649-thumbnail.jpgThe scalloped lace shawl remains one of our most popular patterns. Now we are offering a kit with the luxurious Suri Elegance yarn. The kit includes a copy of the scalloped lace shawl pattern and one hank of Suri Elegance - 100gms/875 yards (100% Suri Alpaca laceweight).

Prices start at $35 USD, and shipping is calculated for domestic shipping to the Continental US. We are happy to ship internationally - please contact me for a quote. For more information, please visit the Suri Scalloped Lace Shawl Kit.

Here are suggestions for you if you need the accessories required for this kit:


 The pattern requires US8 circular needles. To fit the stitches on the needles comfortably, you'll need at least a 36" circular. Click on the photo for a link to purchase Clover's Bamboo US8 36" circular needles.



I'm afraid that when it comes to stitch markers, I haven't found anything that works better than the basics. These markers have no splits, no edges to catch on the yarn, and no bulk. Click on the photo to purchase Clover's Wafer Think Stitch Markers.




Preview of Lasted Design for Tilli Tomas in Mogul and Aspen

211509-488586-thumbnail.jpgThis is a tiny preview of my latest design for Tilli Tomas. The sweater is knitted in Aspen and Mogul - Tilli Tomas' newest yarns made from 100% pure Australian Merino wool. I used 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles and the gauge was 5 sts/6 rows = 1".

This is the softest wool I've ever seen. Its single ply, and I was able to work very quickly on my Addi Turbos. For the Aspen (100% wool), the put up is 260 yds per 100 gms. For the Mogul (100% wool strung embellished with glass beads), the put up is 260 yds per 100 gms.

The sweater is en route to a photo shoot scheduled for Monday. Photos, pattern and kit to follow soon. Please check back soon. 


The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques Available Now

1844481417.01._pe_pi_scmzzzzzzz_.jpgI had the opportunity to review a copy of the Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques, by Jan Eaton, yesterday. While I'm sure it appears as though I'm biased, because I contributed to the book, I do especially like the tutorial for broomstick crochet. I'm working on a new collection of designs using this technique, and found the tutorial to be most helpful. There are some tutorials for trims that are very interesting, too.

There is a gallery of crochet designs - and that is where my photo, name and website are listed (pg. 134 to be exact). There are a lot of beautiful, inspiring designs to look at.

Here is a link to my amazon store if you are interested in the book, or any other books I recommend from my library of knitting and crochet books and magazines: