Have you seen the latest mini-issue of KnitCircus Magazine? It’s the Gifts special issue, and it’s full of cute and quick projects to knit and crochet, just in time for the holidays.
I contributed the Cherry Cordial Scarf (it’s on page 34), which is a quick and squishy delight to hook. Bobbles and trebles combine to make a fabric that’s both lacy and textured, lightweight yet cozy. The pattern is a simple repeat and includes diagrams (hooray!) to keep you on track.
There is another stunning crochet pattern in this issue by Allison Harding–Cranberry Delight. It’s a hat and fingerless glove set with cables and beads and ooh, I might have to make it. Definitely check it out (it’s just one page after mine in the ‘zine).
In other news, I picked a winner for Granny Square Love, the Sarah London book. The winner is Domestica411, who said: Fist, I am a long-time Sarah London fan, been following her since she first posted pics to Flickr. Colors come from magazine pages, catalog layouts (Anthropologie’s a fav), just about anything I Pin on Pinterst. I pretty much only make granny blankets and once did one using the cover of Martha Stewart. Yay! Thx so much for the oppoprtunity to win. An email is on the way to you!
I really enjoyed reading your comments on picking colors–you had some clever ideas on color inspiration! Thanks for sharing.
And in case you’re curious about my online classes, check out this review of Beyond Rectangles by Angela Tong. She was actually one of my first students and stopped me in the aisles at TNNA to say she enjoyed the class, which was about the coolest thing ever (I love enthusiastic people!). She took Beyond Rectangles and made a super cute cardigan, above, with her own flower embellishment. Check it out if you want to freshen up your skills. Angela is a designer herself, so knitters, be sure to check out her sweet patterns on Ravelry.