8.20.2014

Knockout Knits: What's Inside? Week 4!

It's time for four more patterns from Knockout Knits to go up on Ravelry!
Bulb Necklace from Beaded Beauties
Bulb Cuff from Beaded Beauties
Fornido Shawlette from Get Your Lace On!
Juego Cowl from Get Your Lace On!
Reversible Undulating Waves from Beaded Beauties
Reversible Undulating Waves from Beaded Beauties (close up!)
Can't wait to hear what you think! Each link above takes you to the design's Ravelry page with more information about each piece!

8.17.2014

A Magia Photo Extravaganza!

This is going to be one of those posts with LOTS of photos and a few words? You ready? It's time to show you Magia! This version in this first set is knit with Indigo Dragonfly's MerGoat Lace in Horton Hears a Houdini (a color Kim dyed especially for The M Club!).
With Clue #1 (the border) to the top!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the top!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the bottom!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the bottom!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the top!

Effortlessly wrapped around the neck!
My Original Magia blocking... the one shown on Ava above as one more repeat worked in the center panel, so it doesn't go "up" in the middle... but it has the same curve along the top border as the one in this photo. You can see another version of it blocking here.

This next version was inspired by my NEED for a black beaded lace shawl! In case I take up Flamenco dancing, or have a black tie event, or.... (this version is knit in Shibui Cima.)






I blocked this Magia straight along the top border of the shawl (clue 1)
I definitely had to coax it into this shape, but it acquiesced!
You might be wondering how we knit this crazypants MKAL, are you?
First a long strip was knit for Clue #1. In Clue #2,  stitches were picked up along one edge, and the center ones were knit in a lace panel. Then in Clue #3 stitches were picked up along one edge of Clue #2 and put back on the needle from Clue #1 and a lace chart "filled" in the space in between Clues 1 and 2. The stitches were joined and decreased at each edge (just like doing the heel of a sock!). Then Clue #4 was a continuation of Clue #3. Finally, Clue #5 was a repeat of #3 and #4 on the other side of the shawl, and all the stitches were bound off with a beaded bind off.

Expect to see this construction from me again... it's way too fun! If you want to knit Magia the pattern is still available and there's lots of support (and a KAL) in my Ravelry group! There are lots of versions of Magia to see here.

8.12.2014

Knockout Knits: What's Inside? Weeks 2 and 3!

Last week I previewed 4 patterns on Ravelry for Knockout Knits, and today I put up 4 more... want to see? All you have to do is click on the pattern name below the image to read more about them!
Prolix Mitts from Wrapped Stitches at Play
Trapeze Scarf from Beaded Beauties
Gateway Cuff from Get Your Lace On!
Gyrus Tam from Get Your Lace On!
Las Cruces from Wrapped Stitches at Play
Las Cruces from Wrapped Stitches at Play
Folly Cloche from Wrapped Stitches at Play
Laxo Hat from Wrapped Stitches at Play
Hibisco Necklace from Beaded Beauties
So, let's see you starting to favorite and queue them up!  I can't wait to see which are the most knit designs in the book!

8.10.2014

Speechless!

I arrived home super late last night from a trip to visit my parents in New Mexico and found that THE MOST AMAZING GIFT EVER came in the mail from my dear Ravelry group....
I AM SPEECHLESS! What a phenomenal medium for you all to share a bit of yourselves and knitting experience with me!
This project was the brainchild of JustineLark, with the help of the rest of the group's moderators Lorrie, Donna and Melise, and with PHENOMENAL design and layout by Laurel. It's almost as if you all knew about Knockout Knits' dedication page already!
All of my love right back at you.... there really are no words!

(Oh, and I promised you I'd announce the winner of last week's giveaway!  Congrats to comment #45, Crystal, Knitter5319... get in touch and I'll get your paintbox right out to you!)