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For me, colour and texture rule and most of the inspiration feeding my imagination comes from the natural world. I see knitting as art, as viable as any other, and no matter what the tool or preferred palette, in human hands, magic happens.

Jane

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DEEP SUMMER SHAWL/ SHRUG

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Summer isn't the time for hard. Everything should be easy, relaxing, and even fun. When it comes to knitting, projects have to be portable, light on the lap, with lots of ventilation to allow the air to pass through. We can't be getting hot and bothered when it's roasting outside. So, after considering what I want to wear now, I designed this shoulder wrap that can be converted into a shrug featuring basic mesh stitch banded by seed and garter. I added a bit of feather & fan along the 'cuffs' and along one long edge to form a collar or a bottom wrap fringe, depending on how it's worn.

The design takes any yarn, preferably in combination, with any needle size. Try one of my kits to experience how well silk plays with others.

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Monet's Pool Shrug

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What can be simpler than a shrug for summer? A flow of fabric to cover shoulders and upper arms like a rippling of color against a wayward breeze is my idea of the perfect cover-up. And, what color! All your most beautiful yarns can go out to play in this easy drop-stitch wave-amid-the-purls design and its companion feather & fan version. I created one loose, drapey and flowing, as I would imagine a lily pond to be should I wear one. The purple version is more compact but no less easy and fun to knit. Try both!

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Dusk to Dawn Shrug

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Dusk to dawn, the hours before the sun rises or after the sun sets, deepen hues to a mysterious richness while adding luminosity through lamp and candle. Its still, peaceful and introspective, a quiet kind of glory.

Here’s a little cover-up to celebrate the deepening hours. Perfect for chill evenings or cooler days, lovely over jeans or atop the LBD, it will enliven any outfit as you knit your favorite hues into voluminous sleeves that turn into both back and sides. Simple yarnovers knit-two-togethers create a lacey effect along upper sleeve and across the back while a furl of feather&fan streams across the center of the sleeves. Surprisingly easy to knit.
Fasten with a single front button or shawl pin.

MATERIALS

4mm/US 6 set of circulars plus one set of 6mm/US 10 circulars. *Typically I launch my sleeves on straights, moving into circulars as the piece widens but it’s a matter of choice and comfort for individuals.

STASH FORAGING

This design is meant to show off yarns in the richest, most mysterious, hues – gem stones set against a base color deep enough to set off the luster. You choose: I went for brown mixed with purple but your base could be black, navy –anything! Ribbons, hand-dyed silks and silk blends create a luxurious field of color against your backdrop of choice but the fibers could be wool, rayon—anything rich and deep in hue. Approximately 600 yards of yarn all together.

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Shrugometry

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Four triangles = one shrug. It’s such a simple formula; I can’t believe I haven’t thought of it sooner. Does this mean I have something in common with Pythagoras? My husband claims Pythagoras was a square, too. All right then...

Still, one day it finally came to me and, using tones of lapis lazuli and mahogany, Shrugometry emerged. A soft flow makes a perfect drape with a little rolled collar completing the scene. The design is easy enough even for newbie knitters and the results are lovely. Check out the kit page here for kits.

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Two Shrugs

This is a true shrug: a shawl with sleeves. The effect is loose, flowing, and almost shawl-like without the fumbling needed to keep a shawl in place. It’s knit from cuff to cuff, increasing 1 stitch at the beginning and end of every right side row until the desired width is reached, after which it is knit straight across the back (and front simultaneously) until the decrease begins for the other sleeve. The elegant back drape and lacy texture is achieved by using big needles and a few simple yarnover stitches in a mix of soft, silky fibers. The yarn lists provided for each versions include both luxury and economical options. An at-a-glance stitch&color guide also accompany each version.

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Recent Comments I've almost finished Rouge Wave and anxiously awaiting Book II. Do you have any idea when it will be available?

By Verlene Brooks on 2014 08 22
From the entry 'Rogue Wave nearing completion!'.

 

 

 

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