Tuesday, April 23

Urban Texture Winners!

Congrats to Candace D and Tanya H! I'll be emailing you shortly for your mailing information! YAY!

Thursday, April 18

Winner Announced

Congratulations, Koreakiwi! You've won a copy of Ceili Shawl and Lawsonia! We'll be in touch with you soon!

Monday, April 15

Urban Texture

Having the opportunity to design a collection for Knit Picks was beyond awesome - what an amazing team and company they are! 

With the concept of cool, fresh, and slightly edgy, Urban Texture wraps cables, form, composition, and lace into a stunning six piece collection. You'll find four garments, each with an alluring impact and suited for a variety of body types, perfect for dressing up or dressing down in addition to two accessories that are ideal layering to keep you warm.

Beginning with a pullover that is sleek and urbane, Vidalia is just right for a night out in the city, while the Charlotte Jacket takes a more cozy and comfortable approach with rich textures and cables. The Salient Vest is wonderfully simple while exploring lace and texture, all while providing infinite layering possibilities. Worked in two easy pieces, Baxley presents a chic batwing silhouette paired with a deep v-neck and subtle texture. The Oakes Scarf and Shiloh Cowl enhance the entire collection to transition from season to season.
Sophisticated and trendy, the Urban Texture collection will thrill knitters of every level with luxe and impressive results. 
What I especially love is the Knit Picks Kit Builder that automatically selects the quantity of yarn based on the size you input! The patterns are available individually for $4.99, the hard copy of the booklet is $8.99, and the ebooklet is $9.99. An excellent deal, if I may say so myself. 
But, wouldn't you know it? I happen to have TWO copies of the booklet right here on my desk itching to be given away! YeeHAW! All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post telling me which pattern is your favorite and I'll pick two winners on the 19th of April (Friday).  Be sure to click the "+1" button on the Rafflecopter box below and then click "I commented" - this way I can contact you (ONLY if you've won).  
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Tuesday, April 9

Ceili Shawl

This one is special. I have no idea why, but this particular shawl speaks to me. Of Spring and Flowers, Light, Sunshine, and Hope. Of course, it helps that the photography emphasizes that, but I digress...

Ceili Shawl is a lovely, soft piece with a stunning panel of lace that surrounds the border, as well as travels up to the back neck. It is worked flat, from the bottom, with a delightful combination of eyelets and cables. The result is almost ethereal, like a beautiful dance of Springtime fairies.

SPECIAL PRICE: To celebrate Ceili Shawl’s grand introduction, get it for only $4.50 (That’s $1.50 off regular price)! No Coupon Code Needed - discount is taken off automatically! Sale ends at midnight Mountain Time on April 13th. 

Just hit this little ol' button to get your copy now ...

My patterns are filled with beautiful photos, easy to read text, eye-catching layout, and everything you need to know in order to complete the project. Ceili Shawl has both written and charted instructions for your own preference!
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skill level

finished measurements
72” / 183 cm wide, 21” / 53.5 cm deep

480 yd / 439 m Fingering Weight CYC #1
Sample shown in:
Shibui Staccato Sock (191 yds / 175 m per 2 oz / 50 g ball; 65% superwash merino, 30% silk, 5% nylon): #104 light blue, 3 skeins. {Just so you know - I LOVE Shibui's Staccato Sock and HIGHLY recommend it!}

Size 6 US (4 mm) 32”/ 80 cm circular needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct finished gauge.

(2) Stitch markers, tapestry needle

finished gauge
16 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, heavily stretched during blocking.
Please note that while gauge is not critical to the finished piece, it does affect the finished size of the shawl and amount of yarn used. Adjust this in your planning.

Did you know that Ceili has a sister shawl? Corrina Ferguson of Picnic Knits and I partnered up to bring you two amazing shawls at the same time - she's designed the stunning Lawsonia:

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win BOTH Ceili Shawl AND her sister shawl, Lawsonia! And if you head on over to Corrina's blog, you'll find that you have ANOTHER chance to win! Two shawls, two chances to win! Can't get any better than that! :) Winner will be chosen at random on April 16th. Yay!