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Welcome to Newsletter #1 of 2015! If you have received my newsletters in the past,
you know that I promised an entirely new format this year - I can't wait to hear what
I'll be sharing my creativity twice a month, and hope to inspire yours! Cheers!
I am frequently asked how I come up with my ideas for new pattern designs. In this edition of
Creativity from Kristin I'll try to give you some insights into the creative process behind the
creation of one of the garments in my next book Crochet So Lovely: Lapis Wesek Tunic.
Inspired by the ancient Egyptian collar necklaces, this lacy tunic begins with a large, chunky
cowl neckline that magically scrunches around the neck and splays open around the shoulders.
This was the original design concept and you could stop here. It would be a lovely cowl. Or you
could continue with the large-scale openwork lace for an awesome layering piece!
The construction of this yarn is very interesting as well. It's a chunky-weight chainette, which
gives you great loft without the weight. This is a surprisingly light piece considering it's made
from bulky-weight wool!
Wear this tunic over a monochromatic long-sleeved dress and tights with boots, or a tank and
jeans with a great belt.
With additional yarn, you could easily lengthen this tunic and make it a knee length skirt without
having to adjust the measurements.
Follow the links to the right to pre-order a personalized, signed copy of Crochet So Lovely.
New FREE Knit Pattern!
Check out the Coaches Knit Hat Pattern. The pattern includes instructions for
both worsted weight and bulky weight yarns. Coaches Hat FREE Knitting Pattern
There are many more free knit and crochet patterns too. Check back often as I'm
constantly updating with more free patterns. Here is a link to them all!