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Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Poinsettia State of Mind

"Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
- Calvin Coolidge

SIZE: 16 IN wide by 64 in long
874 yards Handmaiden Sea Silk or Mini Maiden
5000 size 8/0 seed beads
30 cloisonné beads
Sample knit with Poinsettia Sea Silk and Miyuke beads 8-0233 – Galvanized Gold
Size 3 (US) needles, stitch markers, size 14 or 16 crochet hook (for beading) tapestry needle, beading needle, & stitch holder
GAUGE: 8 stitches = 1 inch (blocked)

The Garden Variety Collection
is a series of lace scarves/shawls inspired by the magnificent diversity we can find in our garden flowers,and the gorgeous colors of Handmaiden yarns. The patterns are designed for Sea Silk or Mini Maiden although other yarns of similar gauge can be (and have been) substituted successfully. Designs feature extensive crochet hook beading (optional) to enhance the lines of the patterns.

Poinsettia will be released mid-November and will be emailed free of charge to all who have purchased the four previously published patterns. Don't worry; Evelyn at Knitty Noddy and I have been keeping track of who orders what.

If you want all the details about the Garden Variety Collection

The elves will be emailing the pattern out later tonight or tomorrow. If only I could get them to update my database too.


So hard to get good help these days...


momsue84 said...

Oh, stunning! I can't wait! Thank you for such a gorgeous design.

Anonymous said...

Susan, that is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

Fabulous, you have excelled yourself:) Now if I could only get the hang of charts,lace knitting I'd have a go:)

Anonymous said...

I do hope your elves are more reliable than mine! Mine are mischevious and seem to take pride in disrupting any schedule I set :-)

Poinsettia is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for all your hard work.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful !!!! beautiful, beautiful and ........ BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

dragon knitter said...

was curious when the pattern is going to come out?

Laughingrat said...

This is beautiful too! Do you think it would look okay without the beads? I'm kind of a coward about beaded knitting, although the beading in your patterns is really beautiful, so it's tempting. How does one get the pattern? And thanks for making this available!