First, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who commented on my last post and tweeted about it. I think it's important that designers, knitters and other crafters are aware of what's going on with this company. If you've no idea what I'm talking about, read the post below this one.
There's been a lot of secret projects lately and most of them I can't reveal quite yet. But one of my recent deadlines has already been published. I sent in the sample and pattern about 2 weeks ago so I'm very impressed by how quickly this has been published.'Jinny' is knitted in Manos del Uruguay Lace which is a gorgeous blend of baby alpaca/silk/cashmere. It's very luxurious and you only need 2 skeins to knit this beautiful shawl.
Purlescence in Wantage, nr Oxford on 10 March. A few days later I'm teaching at The Cornwall Yarn Shop in Launceston, Cornwall. On 17 April I'm teaching at Spin A Yarn, Bovey Tracey, Devon and on 11 May I'm teaching at Hulu Crafts, Modbury, Devon. Contact the respective shops to book. The Easy Lace workshops will teach you how to work yarn overs/yarn forward, different directional decreases, how to read a lace chart, how to shape within a lace pattern. You'll get plenty of practice during the day.
'Jinny' is part of a new collection of lace patterns from Artesano and is available in a new lace booklet, Lace 1, which you can get from your local Manos del Uruguay/Artesano stockists or you can buy it as a single pattern pdf here.
Pixie for knitting this sample.