This week I'm so excited to be heading out to New York for the very 1st Vogue Knitting Live conference. I've got my needles packed and Etimo hooks at the ready. Stitching adventure, here I come! If you'll be in the NYC area, please come out to Barnes & Noble (86th & Lexington) this Thursday at 7pm. I'll be at their needle arts event signing copies of my latest books, AwareKnits and Craft Corps. Super stars Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Debbie Bliss, Debbie Macomber, Adrienne Armstrong, Nicky Epstein and Iris Shrier will be there too. You won't wanna miss it!
Don't want to leave the confines of the convention? No problem! I'll also answering knitting questions at the VK Pro Bar on Saturday from 2-4pm. Stop by and say "hi"!
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Xian Knit Kimono Jacket
Last fall, we debuted the crocheted Xian Crocheted Kimono Jacket. Inspired by the crocheted version, designer Margret Willson has created a knitted kimono jacket that's absolutely dazzling. Stitched in NaturallyCaron Country for incomparable drape, the Xian Knit Kimono Jacket features an easy-to-wear shape made special with fabulous stitch detail.
>> Xian Knit Kimono Jacket instructions
>> Xian Crochet Kimono Jacket instructions
Valentine Scarf Duo
Nothing says "I love you" like a handmade scarf. Except maybe Terry Day's Valentine Scarf Duo. Just in time for making gifts for Valentines's Day, this simple crocheted scarf, sized for adults and children, sports sweet appliquéd crocheted hearts adorned with charming button accents. A clever looped fringe completes the look. So what does this homemade scarf say? "I love you soooooooooo much!"
>> Valentine Scarf Duo instructions
Granny Stripes Afghan
At first glance, this crocheted beauty looks like just another striped afghan. But take a closer look and you'll see that designer Edie Eckman's Granny Stripes Afghan is an intriguing pattern that emulates bands of cheery rick rack. Stitched in 7 complimentary shades of always soft Simply Soft, the Granny Stripes Afghan is a keeper!
>> Granny Stripes Afghan instructions