Finally, the Gentle Teresa & Andover KAL is over! If you’re still finishing up, post pictures on Ravelry or your blog and send me the links. If you don’t have Ravelry or a blog, then send stories and photos to me jdknitter (at) gmail (dot) com.
I got only a few so far so the competition is very very low. SEND YOURS IN TODAY by 3PM PST!
I’ll pick the winners today and contact them individually!
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Tagged andover, design, fall, fashion, FW, gentleteresa, giveaway, handknit, Knitting, knitty, prizes, Sweater, tunic, twistcollective, yarn
Last week, Interweave Knitscene put out the Spring preview on their website. All the patterns are available for instant download right now and the magazine is scheduled to hit the newsstand on Januaury 22.
My new pattern in this issue is Lost Garden tee.
Lost Garden Tee by Jean Chung — Interweave Knitscene Spring 2013
Lost Garden tee by Jean Chung –
When I submitted the pattern proposal to Knitscene, I titled it Secret Garden. I wanted to capture and convey the shy freshness of spring garden, kind of like something that I imagined in my head when I first read the novel The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The shaping of this tee is done entirely by fiddling with the gauge so the project is super easy, until you get to the Lace stitch pattern. In my proposal, I also called this the Garden stitch pattern.
The Lace pattern is not particularly difficult, but with the cotton yarn with very little elasticity, your hands might hurt a bit. Just remember to use nice pointy needles, and loosen up the grip on your hand that holds the yarn. Change into even bigger needle if that helps.
I’ll be posting about tips on knitting this pattern as I think of more to say.. Again, the pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry as well as Knitscene website and the magazine will be available on January 22, 2013!
Posted in Knitting, Original Patterns
Tagged comfy, cotton, design, fashion, garden, handknit, handmade, interweave, knitpicks, knitscene, Knitting, lostgarden, modeling, models, orange, pink, pullover, secretgarden, spring, Sweater, tee
So last year in the beginning of the fall season, I announced that I would like to do a knitalong with either Gentle Teresa or Andover. I also had some prizes and said that the deadline was in December (my first mistake; so many of you were trying to finish up holiday knitting!)
I didn’t really have that many participants so I think I would like to just giveaway my prizes. Today, I looked over the project page under Gentle Teresa, which had 36!!! projects already. Nothing under Andover yet but I know people purchased the patterns so they’re maybe just not posting about their projects or the projects are hibernating… (I know my 3rd Andover is still sitting somewhere behind our bed)
So! This is how it’s going to work (for both Andover and Gentle Teresa):
If you have a Ravelry account or a blog: Post pictures and blog about it if you haven’t done so! Then email me the links at jdknitter (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you don’t have Ravelry or a blog, then Email me at jdknitter (at) gmail (dot) com.
Deadline? I’ll have to give those of you who are still finishing up projects so I’d say February 28, 2013!
Prizes: Those yarns from that post but I’ll be adding NEW prizes for every 10 new posts/emails I get.
How to increase your chance of winning the giveaway? SHARE YOUR STORIES. I know I do this too, but sometimes we just post pictures and that’s it. But I’d love to hear about your experiences with the projects, the good and the bad.
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Tagged 2012, fall, gentleteresa, giveaway, KAL, knitalong, Knitting, knitty, prizes, ravellenics, ravelympics, Sweater, tunic, yarn, yellow
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!
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Tagged clothing, coral, design, fashion, interweave, knitpicks, knitscene, Knitting, lace, pink, spring, Sweater, yarn