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The summer of tassels

pattern shawl tassel

The summer of tassels

As I was putting the finishing touches to my newest patter, A Tassel a Day, I began noticing tassels everywhere! First, Joji Locatelli published her magnificent Golden Sand. Check it out and buy it too, as she wrote for a wonderful charity! Then Melanie Berg went bold with Malabrigo's Rios Lehigh, a huge triangle wrap adorned with tassels. Apparently tassels are hot this summer :) In my shawl pattern you can also find an easy tutorial on how to make your very own tassels :) Have fun: tassel away!

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A Tassel a Day: new pattern

beads knitting linen pattern Patterns silk summer tassel

Last year, to try out Mérisoie (merino and silk from La Filature de Valgaudemar) I casted on a shawlette: a small shawl. Beginning with a lavender rose and getting on with a deep blue, the shawl is very simple, as all in garter stitch, and it ends with a straightforward lace border. Oh my lace! Yes, but it is so easy to remember that you won't even realise it is lace! To spice it up a bit I have decided to add two tassels and 6 beads. This May I retest it, in linen and silk, to write with a...

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Production backstage

backstage exclusive Kits Knitting plus video

[caption id="attachment_258" align="aligncenter" width="760"] Video backstage[/caption] To launch this new kits a friend of mine, a knitter too, suggested I released also some insight, esclusive video for the knitters making the accessories in the kit. So the great adventure began. As I wouldn't be able to have any kind of help making those video I had to rely on my trusty tripod and a bit of imagination. I honestly do not have a single clue how knitters film themselves: I have tried to hold my hand in the same position on the camera, but the result was sea sickness at best! And I couldn't manage...

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Color Me Knots Kits: the palettes

color me knots kits Kits Knitting knitting kit palette

While I was putting together the new kits I began to look at all the wonderful colours I had at my disposal and felt overwhelmed! They are all gorgeously matte and bright at the same time, and I couldn't choose a favourite! So I have opted for already made palettes (also to facilitate inventory). And I have to say these 6 palettes came out quite easily: they were a very natural process! Inspiration, as usually for me, came from nature and what's around me. Deep Blue Sea is the perfect colour combo for the blu lovers. Elegant and fun at the same time, it...

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Color Me Knots Kits are here!

colour fun Kits Knitting knitting kit make happiness simple

I am really proud to announce the Color Me Knots Kits! Color Me Knots kits are perfect for the beginner knitter in search of a quick satisfactory knit that can be wear with pride and a smiley face! [caption id="attachment_272" align="aligncenter" width="760"] Color Me Knots Kits[/caption] Every kit has an array of components that will make you the happy crafter and owner of a one of a kind accessories sure to enhance your own personality! 100% cotton in two different weight, hair-clip, brooch and earring fixing, and a straightforward pattern (magisterially tech edited by Woollen Words), that will take you to a quick journey...

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