五 | GO HAT

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五 | GO : Japanese (Romanji) for (n) five; the number five.
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Five hat designs.
Five essential skills.

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Choose from one of the five unisex hat models: A, B, C, D or E.

Then fine-tune five essential knitting skills:
Provisional Crochet Cast-on
Knitting in the Round
Seersucker Stitch Pattern
Shaped Crown Decreases
I-Cord Bind-off

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This versatile and unisex hat ticks all the boxes.
Designed as a quick knit for a single skein of yarn,
this hat is sure to become your “GO to” hat pattern.

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Hat begins with a provisional cast on.
It is worked in the round with the right side facing you for ease of knitting.
Brim is finished with I-cord.
Pattern details 4 hat sizes, optional feature Seersucker pattern,
I-cord bind-off technique and 5 different Hat Models.

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I am teaching a class based on this very hat at The Craft Sessions.
Registrations close very soon so get on over to check it out
and join the warm, friendly and creative crew that will be there.
I will have these samples with me so you can be sure to find the one you like best
and let me know if you have any queries about the class and what you need to bring.
I’d love to hear from you and I hope to see you there!

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女滝 | MEDAKI

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女滝 | MEDAKI : Japanese (Romanji) for (n) the smaller waterfall (of the two)
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My newest and possibly most favourite cardigan to date:
a super sweet top down seamless cardigan made with DK/8 ply yarn.
The feature waterfall fronts cascade around the waist and hip
providing gorgeous shape and style.

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In terms of construction, the yoke is provisionally cast-on and
the long sleeve top down raglan cardigan is worked with the back shaping.
An applied I-cord bind-off neckband is added before picking up the stitches
around the body to create the stunning waterfall fronts with this beautiful feature stitch.

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The pattern details 9 sizes to suit girls 2 to 12 years of age.
My girl completely adores her Medaki cardigan;
it has travelled around the world with us!
She has been styling it with shorts, pants, leggings + skirts.

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And as you may have guessed based on the name, there is a Womens version coming!
The pattern for us Big Girls will include two design options:
a cropped or a draped waterfall front worked in 2 well-known DK yarns.
I cannot wait to show it to you!

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NEW YORK – TAKE 2

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Photo heavy recap of our return trip
to New York over the Easter Weekend.

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WASHINGTON DC

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DESTINATION 02

Amtrak from Penn Station to Union Station DC.

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Our street is tucked behind Capitol Hill and visible from our rooftop balcony.

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So good to finally meet Olga in person!

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Doing the sights.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

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Yes! We have kicked off our 96 day trip.

First stop: The Big Apple.

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Only Day 2 of our 90+ day trip and Anais called it:
New York is the best city ever.
With Rome, Berlin & Paris yet to come,
she *may* have peaked a little early
but, hey, l can understand her enthusiasm.

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I’ve been fortunate to meet up with friends
and, of course, see the sights.
Jet lag seems to have only affected the adults
(for which I am extremely grateful).

You can follow our trip via Instagram: assemblagekj.

THE CRAFT SESSIONS 2014

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So, my friends, it is on again – The Craft Sessions 2014!

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After the fantastic inaugural event last year
I was thrilled to be invited back again to teach two new classes.

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I will teaching a half-day class to make a Sev[en]circle Neckpiece.
A sweet little knitted design that can be adapted and tweaked to suit you and your yarn.
Oh, and maybe learn a few handy knitting techniques, too.

I am busily knitting up some new samples to help whet your appetite
and get you thinking about how you might like to make yours.
I’m thinking sterling silver ‘add-ins’, a bracelet version, chunky 10ply/aran weights,
or perhaps skinny little loopy loops for a bright colour punch.

You might like to use handspun yarn, add in some beads, tie on some yarn ends.
Your imagination is really the only limit.
Take a look through the Ravelry Project Page for some more great inspiration.

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My other class will be a full day session to make a Seamless Hat.
[Please note, the images are indicative only at this time.]
I am developing a new hat pattern specifically for this class:
to suit confident beginners through to intermediate knitters.

As with most of my knitwear patterns – there will be design options!
For those keen to learn the basic techniques; beautiful stocking stitch options.
For those wanting to take the design to the next level; a textured stitch pattern.

This new design includes a Provisional Cast On, knitting in the round,
decreasing to shape the crown and then an applied I-Cord Bind Off to the brim.
And the best part? You will finish your hat in the time alloted.
Yes – I’m aiming for a group photo at the end with our new hats on!

I am already loving my first 2 samples – really cute shape and neat fit.
Cannot wait to share them with you!

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Rather pleased to be able to announce the unveiling of my new ‘work’ website.

It has been great fun re-visiting projects with the photographer and
hearing from the Clients how much they love the finished designs.

I even managed a Launch Blog Post which is exciting in itself.
[Especially given how challenging it is for me to find time at the moment!!]
I plan to do a blog post on each of the projects featured on the website
to provide additional images and insight that didn’t quite fit the format -
think of it like Bonus Features on your favourite DVD!

So yes – it is pretty much knitting or work like that on my work website that keeps me busy.
Oh, and most importantly, of course, my [patient] family.

JFK INTL

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Did I happen to mention my impending travel plans?
Did I? For 3 plus months? Yes?

Hard for me to believe
< as she eyes seemingly insurmountable Alps-Of-Epic-Nature volume of work to complete >
but this time in three weeks,
I will be sitting in a New York bound aeroplane!

Squee!

For a wee moment, I’m going to just ponder that.

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Aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddd. Exhale.

Right. Back to it. As you were.

AISANCE

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AISANCE : French for for ease, fluency, fluidity.
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My new design for Quince + Co.

This cardigan features elongated fronts for visual interest and modern elegance.
The seamless ribbed neckband and fronts skim and lengthen the body.

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The shaped insert rib panel at the back ensures a flattering fit with interesting detail.
This piece provides versatile style with the delicious drape of silk and wool.

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Did I mention completely seamless? Sew in a few threads at the end and voila!
You’ll be good to go. Stylin’ the Cardi – 2014 style.

I think I’ll wear mine with skinny jeans, tshirt and slides for weekends.
Or maybe a black pencil skirt, white blouse and black brogues for work.

Images courtesy of Quince + Co and Carrie Bostick Hoge.

崖 | GAKE

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崖 | GAKE : Japanese (Romanji) for (n) cliff.
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This design is about deconstructed juxtaposition:
two halves abutting together along the expressed fault line.

The cleaving of these two elements permits the optional cowl to
subtly soften the contrasting pieces along the deep V-neck.

The design features tailored shaping for flattering fit and
provides a design statement this season.

A cardigan option is detailed in the pattern.
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My new design for Amirisu.
And a lovely interview in this issue with me, too.
I’m trying not to blush as I read it!

Do flip through it online: lots to read, plenty of eye candy.
And a big thank you to Meri + Tokuko
for their generous invitation + support.

Images Courtesy of Amirisu.