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New Pattern Mosaic Cowl

Here’s another new pattern Mosaic Cowl.
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This design is SO EASY! It’s worked in the round with a single row stitch pattern comprised of 6 stitches. Only one color worked at a time, easy to memorize…brainless knitting. However, because of the bias rib pattern, it resembles entrelac squares-the opposite of brainless knitting.
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The cowl can be worn folded in half, so it is essentially reversible.
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Yarn used is Purl Soho Worsted Twisted. So many color possibilities…
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New Pattern Diamonds & Lace Convertible Scarf

I just released a new pattern Diamonds & Lace Convertible Scarf.
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This is a color block scarf that has two diamond patterns, one in lace and the other in a knit-purl combination.
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Convertible? Yes! Strategically placed buttons allows you to wear this as a traditional scarf or button it up and it becomes an infinity loop.
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Made from worsted-weight Madelinetosh Tosh Merino, it is heavenly soft with great stitch definition and depth of color.
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September Mystery Knit-Along on Craftsy

I am hosting a Mystery Knit-Along starting September 1st on Craftsy. It’s a one-skein project using Madelinetosh Tosh Dk yarn. I can’t give you all of the details, but I can tell you that it is a scarf. The Knit-Along is in workshop format and includes yarn, a PDF pattern download, photo tutorials and charts. Of course I will be available to answer questions along the way.

Craftsy Kits Back In Stock!

These 3 kits have Craftsy-exclusive patterns and are back in stock. The prices are great and they sell out fast.
Top: Honey Boot Liners
Center: tri-Pad Cover
Bottom: Heirloom Placemats

NYC Trip

At the beginning of July I took a trip to NYC to attend Emily Soto’s Fashion Photography workshop. Here is a great video that David Geffen did on the photo shoot day–I am the old Asian lady with the glasses. I was only non-professional photographer in the class, but everyone was so nice and tolerant of me. I learned so much about photography and photo shoots that I will be using in future collections.
I got a chance to visit the beautiful Purl Soho store for the first time. I am a frequenter of the warehouse since it is in my neighborhood.
I also got a chance to take a scenic train ride up the Hudson River to visit my friend and fellow designer Toby Roxane in beautiful upstate NY. Here we are at her LYS The Perfect Blend Yarn & Tea Shop with the lovely owner Mary. I was there on the 4th of July and got to see a really charming small-town parade right in front of her house.

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Summer is quickly passing, evident by my lack of posting. Where have I been you ask? Well, I’ve been to Houston dropping off Claire for a summer intensive at Houston Ballet, then off to NYC to take a fashion photography workshop with Emily Soto, and back to Houston to pick up Claire. All the while, doing 3 kit patterns for Craftsy.
I have some exciting stuff coming up for fall including a KAL starting in October, a couple of kit patterns and of course, new patterns for my collection–stay tuned for details…

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Collection featuring Clair de Lune shawl pattern.

Honey Boot Liners

I have another new kit available on Craftsy–Honey Boot Liners.
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These boot liners are perfect for summer dresses paired with distressed boot. They are lightweight, using just 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Sport for all sizes ranging from 11 1/2″ to 17 1/2″ circumference.
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Right now this pattern is a Craftsy Kit Exclusive, but at $13.60 for yarn AND pattern, how can you resist?
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Heirloom Placemats

I have a new kit available on Craftsy–Heirloom Placemats. I wanted to do something with a burlap and lace feel to it.
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The base of the placemat is worked from Cascade Avalon which is a cotton / acrylic blend. The stitch pattern is a very dense herringbone design, resulting in a thick fabric that lies nice and flat. The lace edging is worked in Cascade Heritage which is a superwash wool / nylon blend in a fingering weight.
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Currently this pattern is a Craftsy exclusive, so it is only available in the kit. The plates and lanterns are from Pier One Imports.
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