Saturday, June 23, 2012

I May Not Be At TNNA....

... but my designs are!  The knitting industry is buzzing this weekend at TNNA in Columbus, OH, and though I wish I was there, I'm at least glad to know that my designs are being showcased in the Deep South Fibers booth. 

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Yarn store owners travel to this event to see what is new and upcoming and to place their orders for the fall.  I'm hoping this exposure will bring me to more stores this year!  I had Jill design some promotional material for me and I was so excited to see how she pulled everything together.  Want a peek?

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Now if you happen to know anyone who attends TNNA, then I'm sure you've heard of Jeni's ice cream in the North Market.  I've drooled over the pictures and flavors the past few Junes, so I planned ahead and bought some from my local fancy grocery store!

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Delish!!!

One of my new designs that will be debuting is Honey Bunches.  

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Garter stitch and an easy-to-memorize 4-stitch lace repeat make this shawlette the perfect relaxing, summer knit.  Plus, the crescent shape is versatile to wear as a shawl, wrap, or bunched up as a scarf on a chilly evening.  The combination makes this shawlette just sweet as honey.

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Doesn't my sister look fabulous?!  She wasn't eager to model, but I'm so glad decided to indulge me!  Just think how pretty she is going to be on her wedding day, modeling a hopefully new shawl (eek! 9 days left to knit.. I'll update you guys on that tomorrow!).  My mom even did a few takes for me too.  A family of models! Thanks mom!

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The pattern features two different sizes. The pictures above show the larger size featuring The Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet, a really nice fingering weight sock yarn.  Oh, by the way, she is having an update on Sunday if you want to get your hands on some.  But the pictures below, from my lovely test knitters, show the one skein version, which really makes this a quick knit!

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Emily's version is knit with one skein of Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock, and looks just lovely on her! Thank you again Emily!

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Jo's version is knit with a skein of Rase Hall Studios Yarn.  That blue is perfect on you Jo!  Thank you so much!!

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And since many of us aren't at TNNA, I thought I would offer a special introductory price on Honey Bunches!  It is on sale for $4.50 until June 30, 2012.

Pattern:  Honey Bunches      

Finished measurements:  62 (68)” wide and 13 1/4 (14 ½)” long at center point, after blocking

Suggested Yarns: ~425 (575) yards fingering weight yarn, such as The Plucky Knitter Feet, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single, Studio June Yarns Super Cash Sock, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock

Materials:
·         Size US 5 (3.75mm) or size to obtain gauge, knitting needles
·         Tapestry needle
·         Blocking pins and/or blocking wire

Gauge:  24 sts and 38 rows= 4” over st st after blocking

Notes: Instructions are written for a top-down shawl.  Both charted and written instructions are provided for the lace pattern.  

One last update.  We are voting for our next KAL in the Irish Girlie Knits group on Ravelry.  If you haven't already voted, please stop by to join us! 

And if you are at TNNA, please stop by Deep South Fibers booth to see my designs!

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

4 comments:

gMarie said...

Love the new 'tag line.' It's perfect! Beautiful shawl. I hope you are picked up all over the place. g

neknitsandbeads said...

Oh goodness....I have to knit up that 'girlie' sweater (Lilianna). Too adorable!

When do you expect to release it?

Audry said...

I really love your new design. The combination of garter stitch and eyelets is really well balanced.

helloknitty.net said...

Love the new design! I have got to try to track down from Jeni's, the flavors look incredible.

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