Stargazing Shawlette Pattern from Knit Culture Studio
Two weeks ago, the fabulous LA yarn shop, Knit Culture debuted a gorgeous shawl pattern using our very own Stargazer Silk yarn. After taking one look at the photos of their shop sample, I immediately decided to knit up two! I love this pattern because it's super simple and quick to knit up. Each shawl took me 3 days to make. If you're interested in learning more about this great shop and to see a fun interview they did with me, please visit their blog here. You'll also find the free pattern and all of the Stargazer yarn available there.
I knit this one on larger needles (size 9) in the Antique Coral colorway.
Love this pretty open stitch that shows off the sequins!
Photographed above is the Violet Blue shawl I made. I knit this on smaller needles, size 8 and only used 1 skein of yarn. This sample came up much smaller than the one above.
Love it with the bandana point in front!
Finally the Jan TNNA Recap!
Susan and I had a fantastic trip out to Phoenix for the January TNNA tradeshow. I love catching up with the inspiring LYS owner's that sell our yarns and of course all of my knitting buddies. At this show we had a booth that was double the size of what we normally get. I loved it, there's no going back to the mini size now! Our new pattern booklet featuring 1 skein patterns will be launching very soon, so stay tuned! Also very exciting, our yarns will be available in many states where we've never shipped yarn to before like Mississippi, Vermont, and Arizona. Visit our stockist page for exact shop details. Some pics of our booth and pretty samples below!
The tablecloths we used are actually shower curtains, I think they worked though!
Yummy Pixie Dust colors in a rainbow!
2 Patterns that are featured in our newest pattern book, the Kitty Kids Hat and our Turban Headband!
These two samples were serious favorites at the show. The hat is by Alex Tinsley of Dull Roar, to get the pattern visit her Ravelry page here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/space-case The two colors used here are Rolling Stone Shooting Star (on bottom) and Boho Dance (on the top!). The cowl also uses the same 2 Rolling Stone colorways. The cowl pattern is a free pattern on the Knit Culture website, click here for more info.
Susan and I working hard! She's wearing the Omega sweater by Army of Knitters (pattern & yarn available here) and I'm rocking a long & skinny scarf in Shooting Star.
Last but not least, sharing a Mexican meal with some of my closest knitting buddies! Heather of Army of Knitters (yes that headband is IN our yarn- love!) and Mindy of Clotheshorse, a fabulous new knitting magazine that is launching very soon.
Pincushion Hat Pattern!
While I was visiting LA last month, I was lucky enough to meet up and have dinner with the ladies of Knit Culture. Knit Culture is a gorgeous shop right on 3rd St in LA. One of the women who works there showed me a fabulous hat she made using our Kinari Bazaar yarn. A few weeks later I saw these beautiful photos she took of it (see below!). I love the unique shape and the way the knit stitches are horizontal. It's so much cooler than the normal beanie hats I'm always knitting. Her pattern is available on her etsy site here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/rubysubmarine . I can't wait to make one for myself.