Line Art

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Sep 202016
 

Line Art cover| The Knitting Vortex

I created this short row shawl pattern as an indie complement to my upcoming book, and I’m offering the pattern as a free thank you gift to anyone who pre-orders my new book Knitting Short Row: Techniques for Great Shapes and Angles, through November 30. Here are the details:

  • Pre-order Knitting Short Rows on Amazon.
  • Take a screen shot of your receipt.
  • Email that image to vortex@jenniferdassau.com
  • I’ll send you a unique download code that you can use on Ravelry to get the digital pdf of this pattern free!

If you’ve already pre-ordered, you can get this pattern free too! Just send me your pre-order receipt and I’ll send you your code. Offer ends November 30, 2016.

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Line Art

Contrasting garter lines accent the clean stockinette canvas of this sideways swoop shawl. Choose bold monotones or a rainbow of colored leftovers to create your art; the elongated bias shape suits men or women, and can be made to any size.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, German short rows.
Size: 60” wingspan and 16” depth; this shawl may be customized for any amount of yarn.
Yarn: Spirited Fibers Fingering (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 400 yards/366m/100g); 1 skein, shown in Silver; plus about 12 yards each of 3 or more contrasting color fingering weight yarns. Any amount of MC may be used, as well as an infinite number of contrast color scraps.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 19 st and 30 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

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Knitting Short Rows

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Sep 132016
 

Knitting Short Rows book

Knitting Short Rows: Techniques for Great Shapes and Angles is my new book with Interweave, and it’s available now from Amazon. From the book intro:

Shape your knitwear seamlessly using short row techniques, including wrap & turn, yarnover, German and Japanese methods, and twin stitch shadow wraps.
The beauty, ease and charm of knitwear comes in large part from its organic nature, from the curve of a sweater around the body, the depth and texture of a warm scarf, or the perfect slouch of a hat. I love designing knits that shape the fabric or create interesting detail using various knitting techniques. One of my favorite techniques of all is short rows.
Short rows are an invaluable technique that allow the knitter to create curves, angles and depth, resulting in modern, seamless knitwear that is both engaging to knit and flattering to wear.
Knitting Short Rows is both a technical learning resource with tutorials, and a beautiful design source that embodies modern, seamless knitting with 17 designs including garments, accessories and wraps.

See all the patterns from the book on Ravelry.

 

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Potions Mistress

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Sep 072016
 

Potions Mistress The Knitting Vortex

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing, easy lace; instructions for this pattern are both fully written and charted.
Size: 80” wingspan and 40” depth; this shawl may be customized in length and depth to accommodate varying yardage.
Yarn: Julie Asselin Milis (100% superwash merino wool; 475 yards/ 438m/115g); 1 skein each A, B and C, shown in Clair de Lune, Sunset and Arlequin, respectively. The sample used almost all of the yardage from each skein, but any amount of yarn in any combination may be used; see Designer’s Notes.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 18 st and 36 rows/4” in garter stitch and lace pattern, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

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