Usually for the GAL I showcase other designers, but I don’t have a lot of extra time, so I’m going to showcase Myself for the GAL2019!
I’ve put 12 patterns on discount, and I love every one of them. There are a lot of photos of me in this collage. The other photos are of my dear friend Nancy, and Abby, the model used in the photos for Identity. Collage of other Identity designs at bottom of post!
GAL2019 Left Row Lineup
Today let’s look at the Left Row of the GAL2019 Collage above.
This is a wingspan stole in three sizes. It is done as part of the Identity collection, and is one of seven designs by seven designers. We collaborated on choosing two stitch patterns, and the concept, then went off and designed our own Identity piece. I am currently working on a lace-weight version. I will offer that at a reduced price to those who own this version of Somerset. Currently at $24.50, the Identity e-book is a great value too, and I encourage you to get it as a sample of a variety of designers–a magazine without ads and articles to be read!
Somerset is lovely as a long piece as shown in the photo, or wrapped and anchored with a shawl pin. I’ve put it with a hunter green shift from Ronen Chen (no longer available in the US) on Abby for a more casual look. I would wear it with slacks or jeans too. It would be equally lovely and appropriate with a LBD (little black dress). Take a look at the pattern page for measurements and yardage requirements. Sample knitted by Handiworks, Ltd.
Shown on Nancy in Civility City Shadow, I’ve made Esperance in a variety of yarns and it is always a wonderful piece. Check my projects page for some of the variations I’ve done. Whenever I have a random skein of yarn, this is where I go for a great accessory. The photo was taken in 2016 I think. Nancy is standing in front of one of the lovely fountains on their property. She lost both her husband and her home (Napa fire) since then. The fountains both survived the fire because it was restricted to the house and garage. Sample knitted by Valerie Stannard. This photo is an outtake. Nancy and I both do Pilates (that’s called teaser)!
Jupiter’s Rings LGF Suris
Jupiter’s Rings has three styles, done in three of the LGF Suris Alpaca yarns. I’ve done this pattern in a bunch of different yarns, and they will be available as an e-book (as soon as I get that sorted out — who knows how long that will take!) and as individual pattern trios. I will give a discount to anyone who owns this pattern when the other variations come out.
Metis Flat (not shown) is a scarf which I love to make. I’ve done a lot of variations since I first devised this in 200?. A great gift, you just make it work lengthwise with your yarn. Done ITR (the bells at the ends) and flat (the neckband), it is a great introduction to this drop stitch patterns and uses one skein. Sample knitted by Handiworks, Ltd.
Gossamer Cowl (shown) is done in the fine lace Suri Alpaca and is light as a feather. The cowl can be worn around the shoulders, or the loop can be used to style it into a cowl. I used a piece of antique ribbon from Rome and an antique button. Another casual or elegant piece, it is super easy to work all ITR. Uses one skein. Sample knitted by Handiworks, Ltd.
Halo Moebius (not shown) is so fun! I love a good moebius, and this one not only has the surprise of what it will look like at the end, but also the fun of dropping the stitches. I sewed the vintage sequins to Halo after the fact. Sample knitted by Me.
Contact me if you want some of those vintage, mother-of-pearl, sequins.
Ashland Collar & Shawlette
This is the shawlette in the collage photo, and the collar is smaller. Both versions of Ashland follow the same pattern, using different stitch counts and repeats. I’ve made this one multiple times as well. I have a hunter green one that was the first shawlette I did, which I wear quite often and have started buttoning it off-set for a more casual vibe. The collar size is great to fill in the neckline of a top or jacket. Samples knitted by Deborah DeRiggi. Until I was getting the link I’d forgotten that I also added a larger Shawl!
Why Buy GAL2019 Patterns
Have you noticed how you rarely get just one thing in one of my GAL2019 patterns? I like to have variations, and I always have what-ifs that I want to try out. Some of these GAL2019 items will be featured as parts of larger e-book collections because I’ve been asking a lot of questions! If you own a pattern you will be contacted with offers of discounts for the expanded patterns. You can choose to participate or not!
I offer styles that are true to my vision(s). These are things that you (or a gift recipient) will use repeatedly and find new ways to use as you enjoy their life. The photos of me in today’s lineup are taken by Kelli Nuss Photography. She is a delight to work with, and you would never guess how much I do not feel comfortable getting my photo taken.
A Little More on Identity (the e-book)
Designs & Designers, clockwise beginning at Upper Right (click on pattern name for Ravelry link):
- Puddles with Unleashed by Knitecochic
- Autumn Sky by FiberDreams
- Apiaceae by Christine Guest
- Somerset by Jill Wolcott Knits
- Louisette by Ruth Brasch
- Amadea by Patty Nance
- Center: Desert in Bloom by Marcela Chang