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. :)

Pattern Release: Lady Mary

Lady Mary pattern is here!



Ladies in Downton Abbey, a popular television series set on the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in the North Riding of Yorkshire , England, are often dressed in delicate, feminine, and classic wardrobe.
Inspired by the character, Lady Mary, whose strong-willed appearance shells the hopelessly romantic heart, I designed a lightweight cardigan appropriate for spring.
Knitted from top down, seamlessly in the round, the yoke is knitted first and then the sleeves are held until the body is completed. The sleeves are finished with shaping and lace section for dramatic effect.

To fit bust sizes 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)” / 81 (86, 91.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm
Intended to be worn with no ease; if your size is in-between, go up a size.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4″ square in St st. with Main Body needle
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Lace in “Earl Grey” 1 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins
Needles: US Size 4 / 3.5 mm for Main Body and Sleeves;
US Size 2 / 3 mm for smallest size in lace section;
US Size 6 / 4 mm for largest size in lace section.

Sample made in size S, worn with 0″ ease.¬†

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US $6.00

Errata:

As of 4/13/2012, the PDF has been updated, so the new purchasers will have the corrected version of the PDF (v1.5). However, if you purchased the pattern before this date, there was an error under Body section.

Increase Row (RS): *Work to 1 st before the marker, M1R, k1, sl m, k1, M1L; repeat from * once more, and work to end.

Although we try our best to make all our patterns free of errors, some things may have slipped through. At any time you would like an updated version of the pattern, please email me with the email address you purchased the pattern with and I will send you a new copy. Thank you for your patience and I apologize for any convenience.