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Friday, February 03, 2012

Crystal Cascade

I feel like my blog has turned into a series of new design announcements and that every post advertises something and it's not what I want this blog to be. When I first started blogging I was just a knitters. I wasn't a designer or yarn dyer or knitting teacher. I started the blog to share my knitting with the world.

I am pretty proud of all my designs and I love sharing them with you. At the moment I've re-doing a lot of old patterns and trying to get some old magazine patterns published. 

'Crystal Cascade' was published nearly a year ago in Simply Knitting and I'm so pleased to make it available to you.
 It's a half hexagon shawl worked form the top down and features a diamond and flower lace pattern which ends in a scalloped edging.
 The shawl takes 100gr (800m/880yds) lace weight yarn. Its a thicker lace and not at all scary to knit with. The pattern has charts & written instructions.
 Fancy a beautiful shawl for a special spring/summer event? It'll look great with a special dress and you can see how great it looks with a casual top and jeans.
 You can buy Crystal Cascade on Ravelry and on Craftsy. Craftsy is a website for crafters which I only discovered fairly recently. Their pattern shop has just gone live and I've got a few of my patterns up already with more to come. Here's my Craftsy pattern shop. Craftsy is a great place if you're a multi-crafter.
I can't share any of my current knitting. I've just finished a deadline sweater which is blocking now so will have some sewing up to do over the weekend and I'm working on a very special lace shawl. On Sunday i'll either be working on my second sock or I've got an idea for a new shawl using the same stitch pattern as the sock and handwarmers i shared earlier in the week and I may do some swatching for that this weekend. Come back on Monday to find out what I do for my Sunday Knitting this week.

Have a lovely weekend x


Madam Butterfly said...

Pretty shawl!

Sea said...

Lovely shawl....wonder if I have that magazine...I do tend to buy Simply Knitting...been told by the publishers it is really for beginners, which I'm not, but it does have some lovely designs in it.
It's lovely to see patterns you have created yourself. I wish I had time to create my own unique patterns.

Dori said...

This is lovely! I know I don't mind reading about your latest new pattern for sale, and I'm sure others don't either. It's one reason I subscribe to your blog.