Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Running Brook

There is no need for size 10 (6mm) needles in addition to 10 1/2 (6.5mm). Check your gauge first, and if it works on one of the needle sizes, use those needles for the whole project.
You might want to use 24" long circular needles for the main piece and a set of short straight needles (the same size) for the straps.
Pattern has a typo; it should say "or" instead of "and" under "Materials" for the needle suggestion...

This piece is very flattering for all body types. You can wear it with leggings and as a layering piece over a long or short sleeve tank.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Haiku Knits -Fisherman's Net

To clarify and to correct this silly mistake...

With Yarn A CO 86 sts leaving a 6" tail.

Row 2: Knit with A..." Skip Row 1.

You don't need to knit 2 rows. Count your cast on as Row 1 and then knit 1 more row.
You need to end up on the same side as your 6" tail and every time you are changing yarns to create a fringe on one side of the shawl.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Knitwear Trends for Fall/Winter 2011-12

F/W 2011-12 is a season of re-invention, rejuvenation an exploration.Value the concept of time... moving forward with new ideas, a need to play, escape, explore and shine. It is time to leave the past behind. This makes it a season of contrasts and alternatives, a time to lead not follow. . .

Passages of Timef/w 2011-12, play

The exploration of "self" through playfulness, and activity. Making time to have fun, experiment and be ever changing. Sport is re-invented through a new sense of color making it merge seamlessly with everyday life. Looking at culture for the techno age generation who are easily bored and in need of constant stimulation.

f/w 2011-12, play color

Color and Details
An energising palette of clear whitened winter greens, dusted with modern brights and a dark purple.

• Natural and synthetic of equal importance
• Drape, fluidity and movement
• Compact, dense and peached.
• Polished sheen achieved by fibre choice or mercerising.
• Yarns and fabrics that can perform and energise
• Technical finishes and new innovations
• Stretch and movement
• Graphic plays of colour and pattern
• Fresh stripes
• Simple micro textures
• Iridescent glow and rich lustre
f/w 2011-12, escape

A sense of protection is swathed in discreet luxury, enhanced by subtle beauty searching for a new perfection. A time to luxuriate in our own space, relaxation time, making time to improve, beautify and rejuvenate. A rough, raw dimension that hints at femininity with natural charm, rustic yet delicate, wild yet precious.

f/w 2011-12, escape color

Color and Details
A powdered level of colors using pinkish taupes, warm copper and soft browns, enriched by deep rose and blue grey.

• Powdery finishes
• Soft shimmer and lustre
• Diffused surfaces through hair and brushing
• Feathery, twisted and ruffled
• Smooth luxurious shine
• B urnished metallics
• W arm soft textures
• B roken surfaces with a natural patina
• Delicate sheer textures and transparent looks
• Layering from fine to very chunky
• Extreme exaggerated stitches
• Blurred and subtlety broken plays on color
f/w 2011-12, explore

Making time to explore our own creativity and explore new ideas, looking at art activities such as painting, printing and crafts, but reinventing them in a futuristic way. Expressing our own individuality by making good use of our hands and enjoying embellishing, enhancing and creating new looks in a modern way. Finding time to create our own identity through freedom of spirit.

f/w 2011-12, explore color

Color and Details
Rich, saturated levels of color in warm tones of russet orange, strong reds, golds and bronzes contrasted by vibrant teal and pinks, all merged together to give a moody, painterly dimension.

• Appearances are deceptive with handmade or rough looks, but with a soft to the touch feel
• Lots of surface interest
• Novelty textures and novelty fibre blends.
• Volume and rounded looks
• Hairy and raised surfaces
• Rich vibrant gold and metallic
• Velvety looks and touch
• Multi color effects in neps and marls
• Printing and hand painting
• Chunky but weightless
• Irregular textures
• Boiled and compact
• Rich bold use of pattern and color

f/w 2011-12, shine color

A time to visit an era when things were special, cherished and refined, yet reconstruct it into the future to make it relevant to modern life. Combining a decorative legacy of the past with a streamlined futuristic vision enhanced by technology. A time to find exquisite beauty and perfection by looking at decorative form and modern adornment. Creating drama and intrigue, desire and satisfaction. Regaining our status to face the modern world.

f/w 2011-12, shine color

Color and Details

Mysteriously deep and intense shades of inky blues, greys and blacks through to futuristic purples from dark to light. Shimmering yet burnished highlights of silver and gold offer decorative relief.

• Fine, threadlike counts, highly twisted
• Polished surfaces from bright shine to subtle sheens
• Sparkle of all kinds
• Burnished and aged metallics
• Fur and plush looks
• Feathery effects
• Rich velvety finishes
• Lace and ruffles
• Aged appearances
• Silky drape and fluid looks
• Subtle crinkle surfaces and delicate textures
• Extreme softness and lustre
• Exquisite embellishment and jewels used with finesse

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Morning Glory" Pattern Errata

The Left Front and the Right Front sections are each missing one sentence at the end of the last paragraph: "BO all sts".

Monday, July 5, 2010

"Bird of Passage" - Haiku Knits

There is a small mistake in the Haiku Knits "Bird of Passage" pattern. The remaining amount of stitches for the back to place on the stitch holder should be 26 (26, 28) , instead of 25 (27, 28).

On the page 112, under "Armhole Shaping", the pattern should read:
"....Place rem 26 (26, 28) sts on st holder."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mokuba Lace Workshop

Thursday, June 24th

12:00 - 5:00 PM
$50 + materials
(great to use up your left over yarn)

Hurry, space is limited to 6 people only
Make a lacy fiber scarf with ribbons, yarns, and fibers applied to
Mokuba Free
Sew your fibers together with simple thread play using a sewing machine.

No knitting experience necessary. Must know how to use a sewing machine.

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