3/29/12

Free Lace Patterns for Knitting on Craftsy

Have you seen Craftsy
Check it out! Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing, Scrap-booking, Paper Crafts and so so much more!
What's more? How about Free Lace Knitting Patterns?
Here is one: 

"Easy as Pie Pattern" by Maiden Brooklyn


 or another pattern by the same designer: "Glam Shell Pattern"
 Couple more:
A you are beginner lace knitter? How about "Lacy Zig Zag Shawl' by Amadeit?


Or a little bit more involved "Simplicity Triangle Shawl" by the same designer?

and this is just a beginning of fun on Craftsy!

Happy Knitting Everyone!

3/20/12

Pattern Release: Lucky Quatrefoil Shawl

As I told you a few weeks ago, I have been working on a new pattern. It's a shawl and I am very excited to present it to you!
 Introducing: Lucky Quaterfoil Shawl

This shawl is elegant; 
this shawl is timeless; 
this shawl has a unique design.  

The secret is in non-traditional construction: the flower design goes around the neck and front sides, repeats itself on the back of the shawl as well as on the lower lacy border. 

BUT: no sewing or grafting of a top lace border is needed! 
This semicircular shawl is worked in one piece!


Materials
Yarn:  KnitPicks Palette Yarn
(231 yards/50 gram ball), 3 balls
Colorway:  Mist (light gray)
Tools:  circular needles, US 7 (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 5-6 st. in 1 inch (stockinet)
Finished size: 63 x 31 inch (160 x 78 cm)

I am offering this pattern as an instant PDF download through Raverly (PayPal) for $5.00 (US). 
The pattern is has both CHARTED and WRITTEN instructions.
 

You don't need to have a PayPal or Ravelry account to purchase the pattern - you can use your credit/debit card.

Here is the same shawl using different color yarn:
 Lucky Quatrefoil Shawl in Tan:


Lucky Quatrefoil Shawl in Black:

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Lucky Quatrefoil Shawl in White:


Thank you for your Interest and Happy Knitting Everyone!
 

3/3/12

$2,500 Afghan Contest

Hello to all designers, almost designers (like me), wanna-be designers and just happy knitters and crocheters!
This week I came across an opportunity that I want to pass along:
Herrschners.com announced 2013 Afghan Design Contest

 Afghan entries will be divided into five categories:  
CROCHET
KNIT
BABY KNIT OR CROCHET
JUVENILE KNIT OR CROCHET
 HERRSCHNERS 2-PLY KNIT OR CROCHET.

Check out a few of their 2012 winning afghans: 

I am planning to enter this year for sure! How about you?
Happy Knitting everyone!