Monday, March 27, 2006

White Bolero Cardigan with Glass Beads

This pretty, feminine bolero-shaped cardigan is worked in a simple leaf pattern knit with Tilli Tomas's "Rock Star" beaded silk. The 100% silk is spun with beautiful luminescent European glass beads. This classic piece is a very wearable through all seasons. A Knittingbag design.
Skill level: Intermediate
US 7 needles
Tilli Tomas "Rock Star" - 150 yd
Colors: white, black, glazed ginger, grey atmosphere, Moroccan blue
Kit includes yarn and pattern: $165.00

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Two Color Alpaca Jacket with Buttons

A classic buttoned cardigan with cuffs - soft, comfortable and easy to knit in Frog Tree Alpaca’s sport weight 100% alpaca wool. The color and texture of this yarn is exceptional. The pattern from Mac & Me is garter stitch all the way, minimum shaping, easy collar topped off with beautiful big hand-made buttons. By adding gorgeous hand-made buttons and rollup vented cuffs, we’ve given it a pretty edge! Great project for beginners. Knit with 2 strands together. Kit includes pattern and yarn. Lacey hand-made buttons optional. A Mac & Me design with some adaptation by Knittingbag.
Kit includes:
Mac & me pattern
Frog Tree Alpaca sport weight 100% alpaca wool (130 yd). Made in Bolivia.
Cost: $125.00
4 Lacey Buttons: (optional) - $30

Skill Level: Very easy
Needles: US 7
Size: XS (S, M, L) XL
Colors: (main color is listed first)
jade/eggplant (shown),denim/amethyst, brick orange/chocolate,
soft turquoise/deep fuschia, light beige/chocolate brown

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