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Finished Object: Crystallize Beret

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This lovely hat is the second I've made of its kind.  My friend, Amanda, over at Dilettant Knits designed the hat originally for Knitscene.  When the design rights reverted back to her, she updated the pattern adding multiple sizes, and I was able to test knit it for her.  I gave away the first test-knit as a gift, and finally finished this one for me! Pattern: Crystallize by designer Amanda Bell Size: small Yarn: madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

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Finished Object & Giveaway!

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I just finished two knitting projects that I'd like to share, and one I'd like to give away. First, the finished test knit... I just finished a knitted beret/slouch using a pattern by my friend, Dilettant Knits. A nice tip when you're blocking a beret.  In order to shape the beret, you can wet block it over a plate balanced on a cup.  The curve of the plate opens up the lace patterning, and the cup allows the ribbed edge of the brim to shrink back so it'll stay on your head. before blocking, the lace is still a bit contracted...

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Tyrian Loop, Knitscene Winter 2013

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Tyrian Loop is a lace beaded loop that was just published in Knitscene Winter 2013!  I'm really happy to be included in this issue along with two of my super designer friends, Dilettant Knits with her lovely pattern, Black Cherry Pullover and Rock & Purl was the featured designer with several patterns, Stereo Mittens, Hi-Fi Pullover, and Victor Shawl! Here's my own photo of the loop focusing on texture... And from the Knitscene site... copyright Knitscene/Harper Point, 2013 A bit about the Tyrian Loop: It comes in two sizes 48 (21 1/2)” circumference and 7 (10)” tall; shown in size 48” Yarn  Malabrigo...

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Columbina Camisole, knitted top pattern

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Here's a new pattern out for August, my birthday month! The Columbina Camisole was named for the delicate two-colored flower, and this simple two-colored camisole with lace edges is perfect for summer picnics. It’s also a nice travel project as it is worked flat from the bottom up. Lace is added from a provisional cast-on down to the bottom edge, and upward from open stitches. The lace edging is easy to memorize and can be blocked as rounded scallops or soft waves. Skills required to complete the project: provisional cast-on knitting decreasing/increasing picking up stitches The pattern does contain links...

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Beads & Quilting

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These days, I've been working on a top-secret project for an unnamed magazine. See the sneak preview below... The photo shows several different types of beads and how they look on the project's yarn.  Any thoughts? And, in the quilting world, I've been prepping! All my quilting blocks from last year's Craftsy Block of the Month Sampler needed some sashing in order to free-motion quilt them.  So, I'm taking that first step and adding 2.5" strips around all the blocks.  I can't wait to start FMQ'ing!  I may start before I finish sashing them all.  I don't think I have...

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