Friday, July 16, 2010

New Designs For Fall

Its hot enough outside to fry an egg or two on the sidewalk today. I hope wherever you are sitting and knitting there is a tall shady tree and a slight breeze blowing.

Here is a sneak peek at some of my newest knitwear designs, just released as part of the Diamond Luxury Collection for Fall/Winter 2010-2011

Vests are hot again for Fall and Winter and this one is a perfect choice to wear over a blouse or turtleneck to chase the chill away. This sampler style vest is knit in a new luxury yarn- Inca Touch, a 50/50 mix of superfine alpaca and wool. What I really like about working with the yarn is its unique twist and super elasticity.
Galway Highland Heather is a worsted weight wool, a true classic that suits just about any design. Also, great for felting projects too. I designed this vest to be very long and lean. It can be worn loose and open, neatly closed with a shawl pin or for fashion forward knitters, try it with a chunky belt.
Ruffles and ruching have been showing up everywhere on the runways this year. Its a fun technique for knitters to try and in this simple cardigan, I embellished the front panels with ruching and added hook and eye closures. Knit in Fine Merino Superwash DK. Oh.......... and it comes in sixty shades!
One of my alltime favorite yarns to knit with, its just so super smooth and buttery soft- Mulberry & Merino. This easy to knit one-button vest has pockets highlighted with a leafy lace panel and a nice little inlay of the same panel on the upper back section.
Another soft and dreamy yarn to work with- Baby Alpaca Sport. This time, a cosy warm swing jacket with big bold cuffs.
Lace knitters will love this new yarn- Pure Silk Lace in ten delicious handpainted shades and incredible yardage. Just one skein will knit up this lightweight shawl or scarf-Think of crisp Autumn days and shawls are the 'must have' accessory. This creamy one is knit in Merino Bamboo, a luscious new yarn with lots of body and drape.

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