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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.

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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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I love continuous motifs – sneak preview of new design

Ever since I had weaved in hundred of ends for 2 motif projects, I was rather discouraged to start another project of this type.  However, after coming across this inspiring Japanese book “Continuous Crochet Motif” by Nihon Vogue Sha, I know I would design a piece with continuous floral motifs.

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And this is it!  The entire shrug is continuous and seamless! I have absolutely conquered my motif-phobia.

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Fifth Irene

I’ve just finished my fifth Irene cardigan, and I still enjoy making it.  This is a full length long sleeve version that can be buttoned up all the way.

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Flower Power – sneak previews

Arianna – two-way floral lace cardigan

After designing Angela for my daughter, I wanted a similar cardigan (but with floral details) that is easy to throw on in a rush for the morning or going out.  Arianna sure does the job for me!
In drapey kimono style and with elbow length sleeves , Arianna is full of flower power – dainty cheery blooms brimming all over, plus a beautiful floral lace yoke on the back.
It can also be worn “upside down” (as shown in photo below on the right) with extra fabric around the neck for additional warmth and coziness.

Also, thanks to Mr Antonio Gonzalez-Arnao’s generous support, the beautiful Malabrigo Sock yarn used for this cardigan has made my project a wonderful experience.

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Julia – floral lace tunic

I love the floral stitch pattern I specifically designed for Arianna so much that I have restyled it into a more open lacework for a spring/summer garment. Julia is the end result – a chic feminine A-line tunic with moderate hi-lo hem and yoke, made with breezy cool linen. I’m so ready to say goodbye to the Winter with all this blooming flower power!

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More details to come when these 2 patterns are released.
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Getting ready for spring – Short sleeve Irene

I’ve just finished my short sleeve version of Irene made with summer yarn.  The coral pink will nicely warm up any pale winter complexion.  I’m so looking forward to the spring and wearing it outside!

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More photos and notes on how to make the short sleeve version can be found here.