Monday, July 31, 2006

New! Maggiknits Bolero & Tank Top

Yippee! I just finished these last pieces for summer! I've always wants to try a Maggiknits pattern and love Maggi's Irish Linen. This cropped jacket design is from Maggi's "Summer Chic 05/Book 7" on page 9 called "AHOGHILL". The pattern calls for cotton, lurex silver and angora but I substituted Maggi's Irish Linen and adapted the pattern to a slightly different gauge on US10 needles. It's fun to do the lacy work (simple YO, k2tog) and the tubular accents which are very easy.

Then I made Maggi's "ARDEE Shell" which calls for Maggi's Irish Linen, as well as another basic tank top in white with blue trim. The ARDEE Shell is on page 145 of Maggi's beautiful book called Maggie's Ireland. The white shell is a Knittingbag design (it's hiding under the jacket)

The cropped jacket took 12 balls of main color and just over 2 balls of contrast color (knit 2 strands together. The blue tank took 6 balls.
The yarn is $6.95 for 126 yds.

Size: S (M-L)
The colors are beautiful (view at and click on "Maggiknits")
Suggested color groups (MC/CC):
Denim blue/white (shown)
Periwinkle blue/natural

For more information contact

Sunday, July 30, 2006

New! Duchess Cabled Jacket

We adore this cable-knit classic! Perfect for Fall, this cabled cardigan is designed with easy cables in the new longer length. Flattering for all sizes and all ages, this cardigan will be a staple in your Fall wardrobe.
You are going to love Classic Elite’s Duchess, a wonderful blend of merino, cashmere, angora, viscose and nylon – it’s oh so soft, but sturdy with the added nylon, Duchess is the bulkier version of Princess, a cashmere blend. The sweater knits up quickly on 10-1/2 needles. Designed & knit by Veronica Manno for Classic Elite.
Size: S-M (L) / 42" (46")
Kit includes: 19 (22) balls Classic Elite Duchess (40% merino, 28% viscose, 10% cashmere, 7% angora, 15% nylon) – 75 yards
Needles: US 10 & 10-1/2
Colors: Greatest green, Patrician port, Noble nutmeg, Choice cobalt, Charcoal, Genteel grey, Natural
Cost of kit: $210
Includes Classic Elite's 2nd Edition pattern book of 14 patterns (at $12.95 retail value)

New! "Posh" Ruffled Cardigan

A stunning cardigan, nicely fitted, flattering length, edged in soft ruffle – a classic! The yarn is “Posh” by Classic Elite. Posh is a luxury blend of 30% cashmere and 70% silk – soft, luscious and beautiful to knit with and wonderful to wear.
The pattern is advanced beginner, worked in St st, with fitted waist and armholes. The neck and front edge ruffle is picked up and knit with circular needle. A Classic Elite design.
Size: XS (S, M, L, XL)
Finished: 33 (35, 37, 40-1/2, 44)"
Kit includes: 8 (8, 9, 10, 11) hanks Classic Elite "Posh" (30% cashmere, 70% silk) - 175 yds
Classic Elite pattern
Needles: US 8, US 8-21" circular, US 7-21" circular
Colors: Electric blue (shown), Darkest blue, Black, Cream
Cost of kit: $264 (M +$33, L +$66, XL +$99)

New! "Posh" Ridged Capelet

This charming capelet is knit in “Posh” by Classic Elite. Posh is a luxury blend of 30% cashmere and 70% silk – soft, luscious and beautiful to knit with and wonderful to wear. This pattern is good for a beginner knitter, very easy to knit, alternating Stockinette stitch with reverse Stockinette stitch. Knittingbag adapted the pattern to include a slit in the ties. Designed by Judy Croucher for Classic Elite.
Size: one size (14" W x 59-1/2" L)
Kit includes 5 hanks Classic Elite "Posh" (30% cashmere, 70% silk) - 175 yds and
Classic Elite pattern
Needles: 29" circular in sizes US 6, US 8, US 10-1/2
Colors: Dark fuschia (shown), Dark blue black, Brown, Black, Electric blue, Dark teal
Cost of kit: $170

New Gift Items from Lantern Moon

Here's a sneak preview of new gift items we'll be adding to Knittingbag's web site. We're getting ready for Fall so stay tuned to the blog for more new designs!


This is a beautiful little tote. Made of bamboo root, this lovely basket is lined in iridescent purple and gold silk. Designed by Lantern Moon and made in Vietnam.
One size: 6.5”h x 8”w x 5”d


My favorite bag! Use this as a purse or to carry around a small knitting project. Made in Vietnam, this high quality, pretty straw bag is made of twisted seagrass woven over a light metal frame. The darling plaid taffeta silk lining is quilted in warm shades of claret, red, grey and seafoam green edged with an exposed taffeta ruffle and soft tie.
One size: 9”h x 14”w x 5”d

AVA Black Velvet Evening Bag with Beaded Handle - $40

A little black velvet handbag with beautiful beaded handle. Designed by Lantern Moon and made in Vietnam, this little bag is richly embellished with little beads on the wrist handle and the body is a beautiful velvet. A perfect gift for you or best friend!
One size: 8”h x 6”w x 2”d (14.5” to top of handle)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

New! Organic Cotton Baby Blanket

Wrap your baby in a cloud of soft organic cotton! This hooded baby blanket is knit in Seed Stitch in Blue Sky Alpacas' Organic Cotton and edged in contrasting Dyed Cotton. We adapted a Debbie Bliss pattern simplifying the hood. Great beginner project! Available at or email to order

Skill level: Easy
Size: 26" L x 34" W (36" L with hood)
Needles: US 6
Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows = 4"
Kit includes 6 skeins of organic cotton in natural and your choice of 1 skein of contrasting dyed cotton in either pale blue, light pink, bright pink, lemonade, limeade or aloe
Cost: $70.75
Optional: Debbie Bliss "The Baby Knits Book", $22.50

New! Feather & Fan Bolero in Merging Colors

A new design by Candace Eisner Strick, this bolero is worked in Stockinette stitch and edged with an elegant lace border and fit-in sleeves to elbow. Each color group magically changes from dark to light in a subtle gradation of tonal color. The yarn is premium merino wool. Available at or email to order.

Skill level: Intermediate
Size: XS (S, M, L, XL)
Finished: 39.5" (42.25", 45", 47.5", 50")
Needles: US 2 and 3 - 24" circulars
Cost: $85 (L & XL: $115)

Colors: Purple Passion (shown), Autumn, Blueberry, Cape Cod, Caribbean Sunset, Rose Garden