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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: 



Sneak Peek of Latest Design

211509-478723-thumbnail.jpgHere is a sneak preview of the lasted design I created for the Alpaca Yarn Company in their luxurious Paca de Seda yarn (80% alpaca, 20% silk). I made a sweater and matching shawl using two coordinating colors: #4001 Brass and #4911 Autumn Orchard. Autumn Orchard is a variegated colorway with forest green, sage green, deep red, chocolate, and gold.

211509-458561-thumbnail.jpgThe sweater is worked on US6 knitting needles and the gauge is 5 sts/6 rows = 1". The shawl is worked on US13 needles at a gauge of 2 sts/4 rows = 1".

As soon as the pattern becomes availalbe, you'll hear about it here first.

Coming soon - a couple of new pattern and kits for Paca de Seda, in both knit and crochet.  Specifically, we are working knit and crochet moebius patterns, capes and scarves.