Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tyrian Loop, Knitscene Winter 2013

Tyrian Loop is a lace beaded loop that was just published in Knitscene Winter 2013!  I'm really happy to be included in this issue along with two of my super designer friends, Dilettant Knits with her lovely pattern, Black Cherry Pullover and Rock & Purl was the featured designer with several patterns, Stereo Mittens, Hi-Fi Pullover, and Victor Shawl!

Here's my own photo of the loop focusing on texture...

And from the Knitscene site...

copyright Knitscene/Harper Point, 2013

A bit about the Tyrian Loop:
It comes in two sizes 48 (21 1/2)” circumference and 7 (10)” tall; shown in size 48”
Malabrigo Arroyo (100% superwash merino; 335 yd 305 m/100 g): #872 purpuras, 1 skein 
21 sts and 38 rows = 4” in Geometric Lace patt 
• Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32 (16)” circular (cir) needle 
• Size 10 (0.75 mm) steel crochet hook 
• Marker (m) 
• Tapestry needle 
• 180 (112) 4 to 4.5 mm Rocaille beads with silver centers

This loop (or cowl) has a fun geometric lace pattern, uses an i-cord as a foundation and bind-off, and includes beads that add eye-catching pop.

And, just a bit of pride in my pals' work...

Dilettant Knits, Black Cherry Pullover

copyright Knitscene/Harper Point, 2013

Rock and Purl, Featured Designer in the issue designed a whopping 4 projects for this issue...

Stereo Mittens
copyright Knitscene/Harper Point, 2013
Hi-Fi Pullover
copyright Knitscene/Harper Point, 2013
Victor Shawl
copyright Knitscene/Harper Point, 2013
and Quadraphonic Cardigan
copyright Knitscene/Harper Point, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Upcoming Knits Winter: Top Secret Sneak Peek!

I've been busy lately!  The knitting wave has rolled over me, and it's still washing it's yarny goodness at my shores.  But, while I'm working on these knitted lovelies that are meant for publication, I'm not allowed to share the project in progress.  So, I've settled on giving you all a sneak peek of what I'm working on...

That's all I can show for now, but at least you can see the lovely textures and colors I'm working with this season.  As soon as these two projects are published, I'll be posting right here!

Also, this week I'll be heading over to Denmark to visit during a wool festival... this one.  I'm really excited!  I'll let you all know how it goes.