Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Flower of Cebu

Cebu (Queen of the South) is a providence in the Philippines which was also hit hard by taifun Haiyan. I named this design in honor of my friends there, who share everything they have with people in need, build houses and spread Gods love.
This reversible and versatile shawl uses an easy join-as-you-go technique, which creates a beautiful two-colored line on one side and an garter stitch join on the other. 

For your convenience you will find the link to my video tutorial in the pattern section “Techniques used”

There is no limit to get creative with your choice of yarn; Gradient yarn, different colors, leftovers….. Everything is possible. 
This shawl is a great stash buster!
Approx. 646 yds of fingering weight yarn 
Petal 1 & 8: approx. 70 yards (18g) 
Petal 2 & 7: approx. 84 yards (22g) 
Petal 3 & 6: approx. 142 yards (38g) 
Petal 4 & 5: approx. 186 yards (48g) 
Middle Part: approx. 164 yards (43g)
Soon available in German!
Thank you to geekgirl for your test and sample knit!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blitz Sale 3

Today's Blitz Sale Wavebird 50% off :
The unique shape of Wavebird not only reminds me of bird wings but also helps to make it stay on the shoulders. The pattern has written out rows as well as charts.
Written from the top back neck down to the lace border. This is so graceful and lovely, and uses the delicate lace pattern in sparing and wonderful contrast to the garter stitch body of the piece; it would be both interesting and relaxing to make.
To make a bigger size it’s easy to add rows to the garter stitch body or add another lace pattern repeat. As seen in the first picture…. 

Redeem your code Blitz3 here

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blitz Sale 2

I'm doing a series of Blitz sales on ravelry:

Today's Blitz:

My pattern Esther is 50% off with pattern code Blitz2 today.
For more info check the thread in  my ravelry group

Enjoy your week end!

  Thank you Yilla on ravelry for the great picture. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Preparing for Interweave Knitting Lab in NH

Last night I had a typical dream of "not being prepared"……. I forgot to bring my yarn to the show I was going to, had to carry my stuff a long distance from the parking space to the market place and couldn't find my grid wall panels……  When it came to the moment where I was searching for these 2' x 6' panels I woke up realizing that this must be a joke of the night.

The reality is that I'm excited to have booth 206 at the Interweave Knitting Lab Knitters Market in Manchester NH, May 15th -17th.

You will find my new colors of ASCONA gradient there:
Fingering weigh Superwash, 63% Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, 2% Metallic
Made in the US!!

I will also have these colors of LUZERN newly available:
LUZERN is a new yummy basic fingering weight Superwash Merino, 410 yards, 3.5 oz
Made in the US!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After a long winter....

It seems that everyone, including myself,  hibernated in a long and sometimes brutally cold winter in CT. I sure valued my hand knitted wool sweaters to keep me warm waiting at the school bus stop in temperatures, I don't even want to talk about anymore......

Now with the temperatures climbing to a reasonable hight, I'm back to dyeing designing and prepare for some upcoming events I'm very excited about!

The first one will be Connecticut Sheep & Wool 2014 on Saturday, April 26th.
You will find my booth in the green building.

This festival is not only paradise for fiber artist but also a great outing for the whole family!
I am always fascinated by the sheep dog demonstrations and the sheep sheering.....

I dyed a bunch of new colors and some more gradient yarn especially for this show! Pictures will follow...