Signature Aug 2019 Newsletter 99

Fri, 23 Aug 2019


 Winter ends. 15% off kits!  Spring is Coming.

Coal Loaders Artisan Market
Sunday 25th August - 9am to 3pm

Talk/Lecture/Knit class - Fit & Style
Tuesday 27th August 
10am to 3pm
Newcastle Machine Knitters Guild

In Style Turramurra
Friday 30th & Saturday 31st August 10am - 3pm

Bowral Public School Market
Saturday 15th September - 8am to 1pm

15% off knitting kits until the end of September at shows and markets as well as online and

The Split Texture Jacket has been one of the stars of winter, with plenty of texture but not too much challenge. With fun button details and the option of the round neck collar and Vee Shawl collar, it's a real winner.
Split Texture Ready made $515.00 
Knitting Kit $215 less 15% = $172.75
15% off all knitting kits

August is living up to it's name in Sydney with cold winds, trees down etc - perfect knitting weather.  
So, Sydneysiders, come and grab something from the sale rail next week for instant warmth.

15% off knitting kits
This applies online at both &

Plus at shows and classes until end of September
Signatur & talented friends at In Style Turramurra
In Style Turramurra - the perfect venue to end winter with a Signatur Handknits sale of garments!
Some garments are below cost, either samples or fashion parade garments.

I will be joined at Turramurra by Page Shoes, all hand made, every imaginable colour of leather & suede, heel, toe, trims, shoes and sandals. 
Plus Sally Gulson the organiser of In Style Turramurra with her colourful range of Italian Leather hand bags. There's also Margaret Hall shirts & French table linen
Penny Jacket makes cents for texture knitters
The Penny Jacket  is another great seller this winter, knitted in blocks of Stocking Stitch and Reverse Stocking Stitch, divided by simple cables, the front band is knitted as one with the front of the garment. 

Ready made $515/ Knitting Kit $225 less 15% = $191.25

Check out the home page for the YouTube video for Mitre Knitting
Mitre Vee Capelet is knitted seamless. First the Mitre panel as a square, then stitches are picked up from two edges of the Mitre panel (shown worn on the shoulder) and these stitches are worked to the front edge.

Mitres: The simplest colour work is stripes, add a centre decrease to a two row stripes and you have a Mitre! Mitres are worked from a diagram following the numbered sequence. You pick up stitches from the edge of the previous Mitre - a stitch per colour stripe, so it's skill building as you go!
Youtube link to Mitre Knitting

Knitting as Mindful therapy
Somebody sent me this article (below) they found online, it reminds me of the cups you can buy that say "I knit so I don't kill people". Back in 2005 on a flight to the USA I sat next to a lady who was doing her PhD on craft and memory, and hand eye
co-ordination in craft. Personally I think there is something about working three dimensional skills, plus counting, rhythm and math. They might think knitting is for Grandmas but we're a smart bunch, how else can you be entertained by TV today without your knitting?
Left Chaffey Jacket with scales in Basket Stitch
Ready made $485 Knitting Kit $185 less 15% = $157.25
Craftfulness: you never stop learning
Crafts such as knitting, crochet, weaving, ceramics, needlework and woodwork focus on repetitive actions and a skill level that can always be improved upon.
According to the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi this allows us to enter a "flow" state, a perfect immersive state of balance between skill and challenge.
With what is increasingly referred to today as "mindfulness" being a much-desired quality for many people, it's not surprising crafts are being sought out for their mental and even physical benefits.
Craft as therapy
For over a century, arts and craft-based activity have been a core part of occupational therapy that emerged as a distinct health field around the end of the first world war.
I am still having fun with new hat styles
and new yarns on
Above Yurt Hat and Yurt Beret in Azteca from the same pattern. Wicked Hat knitted in Concept Cotton Merino. Each hat requires 100g
Below: Cowls and scarves as knitting kits.
Three free patterns
Two the Point Scarf(left),
Wicked Hat (above) & Circular Cowl (right)
when you order from
3 x 100g ball of Azteca or Azteca Fine 
4 x Gomitolo & Concept Cotton Merino $12.50 per 50g/ Joker $15 per 50g for yarn and pattern orders
 If you'd like to discuss anything in this newsletter - my 99th since the beginning of the Millenium - or anything at all, please email Jane. Thanks for your support - Laura, Petra, Philippa, Helen, Cathryn, Stephanie, Dodie, Anne and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!

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