Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Introducing HeartStrings FiberArts' Summer 2010 Collection

HTML clipboardJackie E-S has designed a new Summer Collection that will inspire you to knit something beautiful, yet practical for yourself and your whole family.
HTML clipboardHTML clipboardCelebrate the Fourth of July with her Patriotic Bead Striped Socks, these simple yet fascinating socks, with alternate blue and white beads on the cuffs, are worked in a simple knit & purl. The stripes of beads suggest the U.S. flag waving in the breeze.

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ackie brings you 3 new lace designs. The first is a gem of a stole the Bi-directional Lace Strips, the narrow lace strips are joined as the panels are knit, thus eliminating the need for sewing. There are three sets of strips, each in a different color. The undulating edges around the stole and between the strips add movement and interest to this eye-catching piece.

This stole is created by using two unusual features, the panels are worked in opposite direction of the panel they're joined to, thus creating vertical symmetry of the tear-drop pendant motifs across the six adjoining panels and a lengthwise separation is used to form two narrower sections of three strips each that give variety to how the stole can be worn. Its knit on size US 7 (4.5mm) needles.

HTML clipboardackie redefines the traditional triangle shawl with a shallower profile worked side-to-side beginning with just four stitches, the Shallow Sideways Tri Shawl. The cable-ribbed lace pattern softens the edges in beautifully sculpted outlines. A bonus is that the pattern is pleasingly reversible, giving you the freedom to wear this shawl in a multitude of ways. Its knit on size US 5 (3.75mm) needles.

HTML clipboardCrisp outlines of cable stitches frame the back drop of lace on her Lacy Maizy Wrap. The cables are carried out to each edge, preserving the overall flow of the curving lines. And normally Jackie would not do fringe on a scarf, but this one called for it, the long oval shapes that frame the lace eyelets are like ears of corn and the fringe is like the corn silk of the tassel. Its knit on size US 7 (4.5mm) needles.

HTML clipboardGet a head start on your Fall knitting, Jackie brings you two new dickey designs. The quick & easy Cowl Dickey is knit in the round. The loose-fitting draped neckline results in a comfortable accessory that will fit almost anyone.

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And her Buffalo Guys and Gals Dickey is also quick and easy-to-knit and suitable for both men and women. Using far less yardage than an entire sweater, you can still get the look of a sweater in a luxury fiber by wearing this dickey under an open-collared, V or crew neck shirt.

All HeartStrings FiberArts patterns are sold as PDF downloads and emailed to you after purchase with no shipping fees. View the entire line: Beaded Lace, Lace, Socks, Men & Women's Garments and Children.

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