Signatur April 2019 Newsletter 95

Wed, 20 Mar 2019



Winter 2019 shows, markets and new designs

I have a great lineup of shows for April from Sydney to the Southern highlands, Canberra and Melbourne.

On a Wednesday you'll find me at Fox Studio, Sydney's Entertainmant Quarter at
Cambridge Markets. Everything from fresh flowers to organic meat, fish, vegies and clothing 8am to 1pm. The food truck line up is pretty good too!

Sydney 'Cambridge Market EQ
Fox Studio 8am to 2pm 

Weds 3rd and 24th April
(no Saturday market for April)
Back in Melbourne for the Quilt Convention again and Burrawang's a new one
Australasian Quilt Convention 
Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building
Thurs 11th - Sun 14th 
Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4.30pm

Burrawang Easter Market
Hoddle St, Burrawang - find me in the School House
 Easter Sat 20th April 8am to 3pm.

In Style Turramurra - Autumn Show

Turramurra Masonic Centre
corner of Pacific Hwy & Turramurra Ave
Sunday 28th & Monday 29th April

Bowral Public School Market

Sat 11th May 8am to 1pm Sydney's 
Southern Highlands.
Winter 2019 is all about colour,
texture and pattern - what fun!

Above: Blocks Jacket  Stitched Up Jacket
Studio Open Days

Simply call 0427 064 834 or email to arrange a time with Jane.  Signatur Studio is in Ballyshannon Rd, Killarney Heights NSW 2087. 
New designs for winter 2019
Above: Shaker Jacket with short row shaping into the front hemline and pocket detail, this also has a new neckline a notched shawl collar in the front in addition centre back of the collar. The back has buttons from the hemline up. This colour is Stone  and is finished with shell buttons. On most colourways the back will feature triangle buttons and square handmade on the front.
Below: Coco Slub Jacket is a revised and rewritten pattern, now available in a longer style than shown below right. Finding an Italian spun 6ply variegated wool blend is the key ingredient to garter st Mitres, and creates a lighter, softer drape compared to the A-line. 
New Hat style 'Muffin Top' and two new colours
in Pure New Wool - Gomiloto
Most popular - classics that just keep selling
as ready-made, bespoke and knitting kits
 Metro A line coat  left the original round neck style, the pattern has 7 chest sizes and 3 length options.
Right the Bee Bee Jacket is a blazer style (not in the book) NEW Vee Shawl neckline option for the Metro A line (book)  shown in Wine and Aubergine - a simple change to the fronts really.
Head-turning Textures from text-book Stitch Patterns 
Stitch Patterns create classics
Left Penny Jacket, keeping it simple with cables and pockets.
Right Diamond Cable Swingcoat, with the Vee Shawl Collar option. Below with round neck with Collar and fringe.

Classics with Texture

Right: Cables and stitch pattern on the back of the Zig Zag Swagger, knitted in Cream. Below Right: Knitted in a two tone option, collar and cuffs offer the contrast.

Below Left: Byron A line - lots of stunning textures on the back, fronts and sleeves, lovely deep pockets.

Centre Split Texture Jacket, with some of my favourite stitches.

The easiest way to check what patterns are available is to go to the horizontal navigation bar and select A-Z Design Index then, to order a pattern, you still need to select a colour (this is an old website and pattern option was added later) so one needs to pick a colour for single colour designs by clicking on the rainbow, for mutli colour designs just click on the colourway image. If you buy a pattern and decide at a later date you want the knitting kit the cost of the pattern is deducted from the price of the knitting kit.
The love of the Stitch - Corrugated Garter

This is st-st (stocking stitch) 2 rows and (Reverse st-st) 2 rows = 4 row repeat, creates a look and elasticity of a rib. This can also be called a mock rib.
I use it a lot - take a closer look.

Left shows a simple Circular Cowl - it looks like garter stitch until you look closer. I use this in many hats and wrap accessories.
Collars in CG = Corrugated Garter
A UFO in hand knitting acronyms is an Unfinished Object, invariably waiting for the front bands to be picked up and buttonbands and neckbands which then complete the garment - and it's easy to get any of them wrong!

The simple solution is to find a stitch pattern that allows you to knit the front band at the same time as the fronts of the garment. CG - Corrugated garter creates the look of a rib, but is knitted with the front bands of the garment. I widen the CG, thus taking in more stitches, so it's the width of the collar. Then, when the collar is worn open the stitch pattern continues without a pick up row and ugly transition. The styles below all show the round neck style with collar.

The Shawl collars style works in CG and Double Moss stitch, as does
the Ruby Swagger (left - extra long).  
Split Texture Jacket knitted
Mitre Trim Drape knitted pattern $15 on
Millar A line knitted 
Chaffey Jacket knitted
Swing, Swagger, Drape: it's now a USB stick

Out of print as a book!
NOW on a UBS stick!
Simply slide into your computer, see every page of the book, print out just the pattern you need!
Perfectly packaged $25
It's all about colour! 
Buy to knit yourself or gift your sister,
mum or BF a kit!
NEW GOMILOTO 8ply in 50g balls, finally a Pure New Wool in this style of yarn, dyed as fluff before spinning, so when spun long lengths of colour drift through the knitting.
Two new colour Navy, Denim and Black, Grey, White
Azteca Fine 8ply 100g ball with 270 metres 53% Wool/ 47% Acrylic
Each design below requires 1 ball $20 + pattern 
Below left to right: Azteca Fine Circular Cowl in Washed denim. NEW design Two The Point scarf in Peachy Pink. NEW Muffin Top Hat. The Yurt hat style in Azure knitted in the orginal thicker Azteca. 
Hope to see you soon!
 If you'd like to discuss anything in this newsletter - or anything at all, please email Jane. Thanks for your support - Laura, Petra, Philippa, Cathryn, Helen, Margaret and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!

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