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Happy new year & a new design!

Happy new year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.. now that craziness is over, what better way to begin the new year than sharing a new design with you!

The new Spring 2013 issue of Interweave Knitscene preview is up now and in it, you’ll find my new design, Lost Garden tee.

Lost Garden Tee

Made with Knit Picks Comfy yarn, the change of gauge does the shaping for you so that even the very beginner knitter can make this sweater! Check it out when the magazine comes out on Jan 22. The Ravelry page is already up!

stashbusting

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A couple of years ago, a friend and a member of our Korean knitting group went back to Seoul. Because she didn’t want to bring too much stuff back to Korea, she gave away most of her stash and her beautifully made clothing (she’s a fashion designer). And, she gave me this small ball of lace yarn saying that she salvaged it from her old project and didn’t know what to do with it.. She said, “I don’t know what you can do with it, but if you want it, take it!” and i said YAH!

I never say no to free yarn. Or free fabric. :P

Tada~

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I made this cute little bone thing for Candy.

And look how much she loves it!

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:) It’s a perfect size for her small mouth. So cute.

This is why I never say no to free yarn. :)

FO::metallic bronze cardigan

Something I finished on this trip and used a lot when I was hiding in many department stores in Taipei was this new cardigan.

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metallic bronze cardigan by Jean Chung

Yarn: lana grossa lux lace in “bronze” (fingering wt 339 yds per 50g 67% microfiber 33% merino); 2 balls

Needles: us size 4 circs

Pattern: based on my Lady Mary pattern; made adjustment for using thicker yarn and having only 100g

This cardigan is incredibly soft and warm. Last fall I became a bit obsessed with metallic colors, especially bronzr. So when I found this yarn, I wanted to make Lady Mary pattern with it.

I think short sleeve cadigans are great for indoor ac cardigans. I was able to weave in the ends and left with about 15 inches of the yarn!

Pattern Preview: Lady Sybil Socks

Again, a new pattern release is a couple of days away, so I decided to do a sneak preview. Again, the project is influenced by Downton Abbey’s character, Lady Sybil. Obviously, the character doesn’t wear (or I don’t know if she does) socks like these but I thought that if Lady Sybil came to me as a client wanting a pair of knitted socks, I would give her these. I hereby present Lady Sybil socks.

It’s literally a sneak peak into the sock. This shot was actually few months old when I first knitted a sample. I didn’t like the yarn for this project, so I re-knitted another sample. :)