Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall 2011 season - Three Covers!

Last week I have received the new issues of Interweave Crochet and Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2011 and my patterns are on the cover! Oh my, how exciting! In addition, my first pattern for Classic Elite Yarns is also on the cover of the new booklet 9154 Atelier featuring four patterns in Inca Alpaca yarn .

 On the cover of Interweave Crochet Fall 2011 is featured my Lace Canopy Cardi Wrap. This is a combination of a cardigan and shawl in one garment, which can be worn open with shawl fronts, closed with a big belt, or with one or both shawl ends tossed over your shoulders for extra warmth. Elegant lace edges the shawl fronts. It is worked in The Fibre Company Canopy fingering (50% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo; 200 yd [183 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): gray. This yarn is so beautiful to work with and becomes even softer after blocking. I'm looking forward to using this yarn again. I wrote the pattern in generous 8 sizes in a range of 30 1/2 - 59 1/2" chest circumference.

On the cover of Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts my Ashbury Mitts are featured with Grace Ahkrem's Peace Street Hat. The Ashbury Mitts are worked in Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness (75% yak, 25% bamboo; 180 yd [165 m]/56 g): natural cream - lovely, lovely yarn, my favorite from Bijou Basin. The mitts are worked top down in a round with center Hearts stitch studded with miniature bobbles. The pattern is written in 3 sizes.

Included in the issue is also my Forever Scarf worked in Classic Elite Princess (40% merino, 28% viscose, 10% cashmere, 15% nylon, 7% angora; 150 yd [137 m]/50 g): inc charcoal (MC), and keepsake pink (CC) colors.

Lastly, the Belle Epoque is worked in Classic Elite Yarns Inca Alpaca . It is a simply shaped cardigan knitted in a drop stitch pattern, worked sideways in two identical halves from sleeve cuffs to center front/back. Right and left halves are sewn at center back. Stitches are picked up and worked down for bottom rib.Pattern is written in 5 sizes.


Shandra said...

I rec'd the Interweave Crochet magazine and loved the cardi/shawl upon sight. After figuring out a suitable yarn replacement d/t the cost of the Fibre Company yarn being so expensive, I started the working on the shawl. I don't know a suitable place to look for help with the pattern, I figured I'd come to you since you created it.

In the pattern starting with the back section, is the pattern worked with 43 separate rows of row1 and 2 or is it 43 rows combined? I'm about 16 rows in if it's separate rows and it doesn't seem like it'd be long enough in the back if it's 43 total rows. I don't know if I will make sense. I apologize if I don't.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Mary said...

I purchased the magazine expressly for the pattern on the cover. I didn't realize until I got home that it had sleeves, and was not a shawl as I thought. It's just so beautiful; is there a way to convert it?


Mary Jane said...


Simona said...

Mary Jane, thank you! It's so nice to hear from such a accomplished designer like you! :)

If you want to convert the Lace Canopy Cardi Wrap into a shawl, start the pattern at RIGHT SHAWL FRONT. Fsc (or chain) the number of stitches indicated in Set-up row identified as the total sc stitches worked along the edges of the cardi according to the size you want. Then follow instructions as of the size you chose to end. This will make one half of your shawl. Note: Rep Rows 1-16 of lssp until half of you desired shawl length (less 4" for the lace edge) is achieved.
Then begin at the fsc (or chain) edge, and work the same pattern in the other direction for the other half.

I hope this helps.

Please see discussion on this here:



Let me know if it helped.