Lace Border Shrug Cardigan – March 2016 Release

Madeline – lace border shrug cardigan

Perfect for home or venturing out, Madeline makes a versatile layering piece that is effortlessly chic and stylish. The eye-catching lace border dresses up the simple stockinette and keeps the oversized shrug interesting to knit and beautiful to wear. The entire cardigan is worked seamlessly, and is equally exquisite with or without the sleeves.

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  • Yarn: Illimani Royal I (Royal Alpaca) 980 – 1510 yd (895 – 1380 m);
  • Gauge: 20.5 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm/4” square in Stockinette, blocked
  • Needle size: US size 7 (4.5mm)
  • Size available: S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X

To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

2015 Gift-A-Long Sale – 25% off

Come visit my Ravelry Store and receive 25% off selected patterns when you use the coupon code giftalong2015 from Nov 19 8:00pm – Nov 27 11:59pm EST for the “2015 Gift-A-Long” event.

What is the “2015 Gift-A-Long” ?

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The Gift-A-Long (GAL) is a 6 week long fun holiday gifts KAL/CAL (Knit Along/Crochet Along) of patterns from over 330 independent (Indie) designers, running from November 19 at 8:00 pm EST to New Years Eve December 31 at midnight (EST) of 2015.  All participating indie designers (including me) are discounting 5 to 20 of their patterns at 25% off from Nov 19 8:00pm – Nov 27 11:59pm EST. To receive the discount, just use the coupon code giftalong2015 on your purchase. The exciting 2015 Gift-A-Long is held here at  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long.  There are hundreds of wonderful prizes to win, loads of fun games to play, and plenty of lively, friendly chit chats to make this gift making season super enjoyable!  So, come join us and participate!

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New Kits in Town!

Two of my babies —  Iris and Jennifer — are now new “kits” in town!  The kits (pattern + yarn) are now available for purchase on the Craftsy site – the Iris kit can be purchased here, and the Jennifer kit is here with many colors to choose from.

Iris – fern lace loop scarf (knit)

Iris - fern lace loop scarfFeaturing a classic fern lace stitch pattern and scalloped edges, this knitted loop scarf makes an elegant accessory to your wardrobe. Usage of soft contrasting colors and variation in the fern lace stitches set off the eye-catching lace border beautifully. This pattern is equally lovely with single color or tonal yarn. Knitted in the round, the scarf can be easily adjusted in circumference and width to suit your needs.

To learn more about this pattern and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

 

Jennifer – floral lace cowl (crochet)

Jennifer - floral lace loop scarf

This crochet pattern offers 4 fashionable sizes:

  • a chic short version that works up quickly,
  • an elegant long version you can adorn with a favourite pin,
  • a versatile extra long version that serves as a loop scarf, and
  • a cozy oversize version that can also function as a shoulder warmer.

The flexible pattern can also be adjusted in circumference, as well as in width, to suit your needs.

To learn more about this pattern and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

Lacy Shells Cardigan – October 2015 Release

Ava – lacy shells cardigan

Featuring delicate lacy shells and romantic scalloped edgings, Ava is elegantly feminine and stylishly beautiful. With its gentle A-line silhouette and handsome three-quarter length flared sleeves, Ava is a polished pick for dressing up or down. The open-front cardigan is constructed seamlessly from the top down, enabling you to adjust the length of both the sleeves and the body as desired.

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  • Yarn: light fingering; 700 – 1258 yd (640 – 1150 m); Malabrigo Sock
  • Gauge: 1 horizontal repeat x 3 vertical repeat of Lacy Shell pattern = 3 x 4″ (7.8 x 10cm)
  • Hook size: US size E/4 (3.5mm)
  • Size available: S, M, L, 1X, 2X

To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

Books, one can never have enough…

Japanese books

I love Japanese craft books because they are full of gorgeous designs and are beautifully illustrated.  It helps that I read Chinese characters and a bit of Japanese when I pore over them.  But one probably can get by without understanding Japanese as the books are full of fantastic charts and diagrams.  I purchased them from either cdjapan or yesasia online.  These book are addictive.  Before I know, I’ve already collected a shelfful of Japanese books on crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and zakka.  It’s just so pleasant and relaxing to browse through them in a comfy chair.

I love purple – sneak preview of new design

It seems like a long time ago when Clair was released. I have done lots of bad stuff (mouwahaha) with this latest project of mine – frogging many times and taking lots of breaks.
Does the stitch pattern look familiar to you? It is based on the lacy shells of Ada that I really like. I definitely love the purple with the lace.  I hope you like it too.  (Please visit again for more details when the pattern is released in this fall.)

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