Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Lace Books

A few interesting Lace books that would compliment any fiber artist's library...

Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls
By Martha Waterman
Timeless and beautiful shawls from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in an array of shapes with openwork, textured stitches, and lace edgings. Everything you need to know to design and knit your own shawls is provided, including detailed instructions for eight shawls.

Wrapped in Lace: Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World
By Margaret Stove
Follow Margaret Stove on a personal knitting journey working on the legendary "wedding ring shawl" as she shares lace techniques, patterns, and traditions in depth, and offers twelve original patterns from across the world.

A Handknit Romance: 22 Vintage Designs with Lovely Details
By Jennie Atkinson
Inspired by women’s clothing, lingerie, and accessories of the past, A Handknit Romance offers intricate and exquisite designs. Step back in time with techniques including pin-tucks, picot trims, crochet edges, lace beading, and embroidery that convey modest and flirty classic fitted patterns using a range of lace, superfine, fine, and light yarn weights.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Colors and Pattern Books...

New colors and patterns have arrived for both Pertinio and Rosas from SMC Select.

Pertinio is a ribbon yarn of cotton-polyamide blend with a subtle golden shimmer. The wrapped construction gives the yarn a shiny, stripy surface and makes it cool to the touch. Pertinio is a trendy yarn which reflects the current interest in metallic, detailed surfaces. The color range includes fashionable pastels as well as a few strong accent colors.

Pattern: Ladies Pullover (1913)
Fibre Content: Cotton: 82%, Viscose: 14%, Lurex: 4%
Season: Spring/Summer
Yarn Ball Weight: 50g
Yardage: 109
Knitting Needle (US): 5-7

Rosas, the innovative novelty yarn. For this yarn, a lightweight cotton net yarn is filled with a shiny, colored yarn which forms nubs of various sizes. The nubs give the yarn a lively surface which, together with the bright color combinations, is reminiscent of a summer meadow in bloom.

Pattern: Ladies Top (1919)
Fibre Content: Cotton: 45%, Polyamide: 55%
Season: Spring/Summer
Yarn Ball Weight: 50g
Yardage: 87
Knitting Needle (US): 8

Moments 014
This wonderful collection of fashion-forward designs features SMC select yarns Rosas and Pertinio. Stunning cardigans lined with accent colors, pullovers with lovely details, and show-stopping accessories make up Moments 014. This collection includes one colorful, openwork crocheted scarf pattern as well as fifteen knit patterns.

Moments 224
Trendy designs are the hallmark of this magazine which has been brought into the limelight by best-selling yarns Rosas, Violena and Pertinio. Choose from tops, summer pullovers right through to accessories…and more!