Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lisa Ellis Designs Spring / Summer '11 Collection

Week two of my anniversary month brings us the new Spring/Summer pattern collection from the contemporary knitwear artist Lisa Ellis of Lisa Ellis Designs and she's also the feature designer of this week's blog giveaway. Lisa has generously donated a copy of her new Sandrasingh.com Exclusive pattern, the Hooded Scarves and Cowls and I've thrown in some of my Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted to knit these designs, there will be 3 Winners!

#1 3 skeins Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted and Pattern
#2 2 skeins Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted and Pattern
#3 Hooded Scarves and Cowls PDF Pattern

Make sure to stop by the post below this one to read Lisa's interview and enter the giveaway and while you're there sign up to Follow My Blog to hear about upcoming events.

Right now I know you want to make the most of your "Knit for Me Time" and Lisa Ellis is just the designer to help you accomplish this! Her new collection showcases her love of rich textures and the interesting knitting techniques Fair Isle, cabling and simple finishes, plus these three new projects are small thus portable.

You'll enjoy creating the Russian Winter Hat & Purse set, its rich in color and pattern with a hemmed trim for a clean and professional finish.

Russian Hat & Purse

While the Peruvian Earflap Hat is knit in a simple Fair Isle pattern with subtle purl sts to add depth and texture, this darling hat is lightweight enough to wear year round.

Fair Isle Peruvian Earflap Hat

And the lusciously lofty Buttoned Neck Wrap & Scarf is an easy knit, loaded with a cable design that gives it loft and texture.

Buttoned Neck Wrap & Scarf

And Lisa's Hooded Scarves and Cowls design is her very first Sandrasingh.com Exclusive pattern and it includes four different, but complimentary styles, 2 hooded scarves and 2 cowls. The hooded scarf designs are simple to knit either from top down or bottom up and the cowls are either knit in the round or flat. Pick your style and skill level, nothing is too complicated but all are extremely satisfying knits. Pattern includes written instructions and charts.

These four designs are worked in only 2-3 skeins of the worsted weight yarns, Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted, which is On Sale, and Malabrigo Merino Worsted.

Save 20% on Madelinetosh Yarns
This is also the time to try a new yarn or two or stock up for future projects. Its for good reason that Madelinetosh Yarns are so popular, they're crafted of high quality fibers and are decadently soft and hand painted in exquisite colorways. All Madelinetosh Yarns are 20% Off and this includes In Stock and Pre Orders for any of their colorways and many new colorways have just been introduced!

And it gets better, Madelinetosh has just released a NEW YARN, Tosh Sport! This luxuriously soft new yarn is crafted of 100% superwash merino wool and is a super soft round 3 ply. Its put up in a generous 270 yards per skein and can be used for a myriad of projects from socks to sweaters.

Tosh Sport in 3 new colorways, Smokey Orchid, French Gray and Mulled Wine.

Thanks for sharing my news, please call or email any time.

Happy Creating,
Sandra Singh

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