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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Amazing Luxury Knits

I'm pleased to announce my next e-book project. This time it'll be a 6 months subscription. Each month you will receive a pattern for an accessory using 1-2 skeins of a luxury yarn. The yarns in the picture above may or may not be used in the designs for this project. I've not decided the full line up of yarns yet but the yarns above are a selection of some of the luxury yarns in my stash and they are all possible candidates for this project.
The first pattern will be the Cross Stitch Shawl & Scarf which I designed a couple of years ago but never published. I used Alchemy Silken Straw which is a very interesting silk yarn which looks and feels like straw.  It does soften a lot as you knit it and wear it. As this is an expensive yarn I wanted a one skein project and designed the scarf above.
 I then wondered what it would look like as a triangular shawlette. I loved it but it was a little bit small so one of my lovely knitters, Anita, knitted it up in one of my own hand-dyed yarns.Thank you, Anita. On this version I added a different edging.
This pattern will be released on 1st October.

This is how the subscription will work:
Sign up and you will receive a new pattern for an accessory (which could be shawls, scarves, gloves/mittens/fingerless mitts, cowls or other accessories) which is designed for a gorgeous luxury yarn. I will only use 1-2 skeins for each project and I will suggest cheaper alternatives. The designs will use yarns ranging from laceweight to aranweight yarns and a variety of stitch patterns including dropped stitches, lace, cables and possibly slip stitch colourwork (which is very easy for those who aren't comfortable with stranded colourwork).

At the end of the 6 month period the patterns will be compiled as an e-book which you can download. All the patterns will be available individually too but obviously you will save money if you subscribe. Full price for all 6 patterns will be £18 but the e-book subscription is available for £12.If you sign up before end of October you will be able to take advantage of the special introductory price of £10. Click here to subscribe.

Approx two weeks before each pattern is due to be released I will put up a pattern page on Ravelry so you can see pics of the project and yarn suggestions.


Robin said...

Anni, your designs and yarns are just gorgeous!! And your pics are super cute too. I have the hardest time getting decent shots of myself modeling my knits, LOL. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Robin. I'm not the model though. It's a friend's daughter doing the modelling. Unfortunately she's moved away for 4 months & then will only be home for a couple of months then she goes away again, so I need to find a new model.

Felice Luftschein said...

I love seeing our pins on your beautiful shawls!