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Vickie Howell's Free June Pattern - "Populars" scarf from Not Another Teen Knitting Book. Made from fabric scraps instead of yarn.
The Think Pink Challenge - breast cancer knitting charity. Knit a pink scarf for breast cancer awareness month.
Stitch n' Pitch Baseball Knitting Event will be held on July 20th at the San Francisco Giants AT&T park. Knitters are encouraged to bring their knitting projects to the baseball game and meet other knitters all while enjoying Giants baseball.
Spin Out will be held in New York City's Central Park at Cherry Hill Fountain on Saturday, June 24, 2006. The event is free and open to the public.
Knitty.com Spring 2006 Surprise Knitting Patterns Released. Three new patterns:
Don't Forget These Upcoming Knitting Events I told you about last episode:
2006 Knitting World Cup - starts on June 9, 2006 and will run until the final whistle on July 9, 2006.
A fractal is a complex geometric figure made up of patterns that repeat themselves at smaller and smaller, or larger and larger, scales. In nature, they're found in fern leafs and corals. In this book, they're found in the pattern for a scarf, the cables of a pullover, and the intricate hemline of a skirt. The pentagon is a familiar five-sided figure that, in nature, can be spotted in the starfish or sand dollar; in this book it's spotted in the yoke of a pullover, the textures of a cardigan, and the shape of a shawl. In nature, water waves and chemical waves abound; in this book, they flow as the patterns in a hat and mittens and in the gores of a skirt.
Knitting Nature is a singular book created by one of the most innovative and respected designers working today. Norah Gaughan, who got her degree from Brown in both biology and art, has combined her knowledge to compile this book of 39 fabulous designs inspired by patterns in nature. With each design, Gaughan first explains where in nature the pattern can be found, such as the spiral in a ram's horn or seashell; then with step-by-step instructions she shows how she rendered that pattern in a skirt or tunic or coat. Complete with exquisitely beautiful photographs, this sophisticated book is truly one of a kind.
Not Another Teen Knitting Book by Vickie Howell. Due out on June 28, 2006
One glance at this fun volume (cleverly designed to look like a high school yearbook) will have every teen, from preppies to punks, grabbing for their knitting needles. That’s because Vickie Howell has created something to appeal to every last one of them, whether they’re in the drama club (theater mask hats), celebrating their first car (steering wheel, headrest, and seatbelt cozies), or heading for the track meet (athletic socks). Each hip, urban-styled project represents a different group, event, milestone, or interest; taken as a whole, they truly capture the diversity of the high school experience. Plus, Howell offers “Knitting 101” for beginners, and ranks the projects by difficulty, from “Freshman” for the simplest to “Varsity” for those who enjoy a challenge. With her help, every young knitter will make the grade!
Two Vogue Knitting On the Go Books coming out on June 28, 2006
The popular series for the “knitter on the go” showcases the perfect take-along project: timeless, elegant shawls. Twenty classic designs—from gossamer lace creations and glittery fashion statements to sturdy wraps made for warmth—span the seasons in style and color. They come in unique shapes and forms, too, including round, triangle, and mitered, and in a range of skill levels. There are even some patterns to crochet! And they’re all created by the best designers, such as Nicky Epstein, Fayla Reiss, and Amy Bahrt, who contributes a charming and whimsical Sheep Shawl. Superbly photographed so that beginners can follow easily, this is truly Vogue® fashion at its very finest.
Vogue’s popular guide to take-it-with you projects gives women a treat—after all, no girl can have too many hip handbags! So here’s an opportunity for crocheters to combine their two passions, anytime and anywhere, even if they have only a moment to complete a few rows of stitches. These purses come in both traditional and fashion-forward styles, and everyone, novice or experienced, will find something special she’s able to make: a smart bamboo bag that’s a great everyday tote; a glamorous clutch for the evenings; and even a yoga mat bag and a laptop case. As always, colorful photographs and concise instructions accompany every project, confirming Vogue® Knitting as the most trusted name in needlearts.
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