STITCHES are amazing US knitting/fibre shows, hosted by my Swing, Swagger, Drape publisher XRX of Knitter's Magazine fame. The class format is 3 x 2 hour sessions: Australia: Sun 6th, Mon 7th and Sun 13th Sept 8am to 10am - USA Sat 5th, Sun 6th & Sun 12th time zone? 5pm - 7pm
XRX is very familiar with my designs: I taught with them for 15 years. I've created many garments in Mitres from skirts and ponchos to swingcoats, knitted waist down, then waist up, on the diagonal, in fact every which way! I never believed I could be entertained so much by two row stripes! So, from my Sydney studio my class will thread you through a handknit design journey incorporating Mitre Panels and garments knitted totally in Mitres, as above the Coco Slub above, as well as Mitres for shoulders, armholes & sleeve heads! Sharing tips, tricks & the challenges I discovered whilst manipulating Mitres into stunning garments.
Designers On Show at the Coal Loaders
Artisans and their stunning design on shows
Sat 10th & Sun 11th October
Wall hangings & homewares from Palm Art, Silver and Freshwater Pearls from Christina Mija, Felted clothing and jewellery from Grace Levis and Artwork from Nicole Miranda. Just some of the Coal Loaders Artisans you can meet on August 30th, and again as part of Sydney Craft Week on October 10th & 11th.
New Designs for Winter 2020
Santa Fe Jacket This spell-binding kit offers seven chest sizes and two length options.
The Fox, Khaki, Moss combination below left and right shows the shorter length knitted in 4 colours. Santa Fe Jacket centre image shows the longer length, knitted in 6 colours, which allows for bolder contrasts. Black, Smoke, Cloud & Wine are the 4 main colours with Red Berry and White as the contrast colours in smaller proportions.
Santa Fe Jacket, Diamond Tunic & Shona Jacket
Diamond Tunic in Mustard Fleck, shown sleeveless but as usual with Signatur patterns, full sleeves are also included. Shona Jacketbelow left and right shown with a shawl collar but also available with a standard round neck. I've never knitted the Shona as a vest and it translates quite nicely. I also have a sweater on the needles for the Shona Sweater. Knitting kits for all designs include the full knitting pattern, all the yarn plus matching, handmade buttons.
Craft Shows and Markets
Australian designers (in fact designers everywhere around the world) who sell direct at markets need your support. Signatur Handknits Sydney Studio is still open by appointment
In Style Pop Up - Bowral Presbyterian Church Hall Fri 21st & Sun 22nd August
corner of Bendooley & Wingecarribee St 10am to 4pm
October at the Coal Loader Centre Meet the Makers is all Australian-designed and made goods
from shoes to knitwear, felting, ceramics and artwork.
Designers On Show at The Coal Loaders Centre Waverton
Sat 10th & Sun 11th October
Studio Open Days
Simply call 0427 064 834 and make a time, one customer at a time, 2 people maximum (let the other be a wonderfully lovely BF, mum, sister, daughter, aunt or brother: husbands of course welcome, but under strict terms and conditions) Please email email@example.com Signatur Studio Ballyshannon Rd, Killarney Heights NSW 2087.
To purchase JUST the PATTERN you still need to pick a colour or colourway! Sorry, but it's a website rule. (until some smart IT person trades their suggestions for a kit for their BFF) Pattern = knitting instructions, supporting diagrams & graphs, colour image with notes. For single colour designs click on the rainbow and pick a colour.
For multi-colour designs pick a colourway to order the pattern.
Knitting kits include the pattern, plus Signatur 8ply Australian Pure New Wool yarn & hand-made buttons: plus a spare.
NEW WICKED HAT kit or finished design can be purchased from www.ozeyarn.com Wicked Hat was inspired by the stage play 'Wicked'. It's a wonderful asymmetrical, playful design which can be knitted in Azteca original - thicker than Azteca Fine - N.B. the 100g Azteca original will knit ONLY the small size Wicked hat which equals a medium size when completed in Fine. AZTECA original 12ply 180m/197 yds to 100g 53% Wool/ 47% Acrylic
www.ozeyarn.com15% off all knitting kits and yarn sigknit.com 15% will not show on your order but will be discounted when goods are dispatched.
Wicked HatTwo versions on the same pattern.
Both start with 4 rows rib then Corrugated garter - which is simply purl 2 rounds, knit 2 rounds. Now you choose between working st-st = stocking stitch (blue) or as the neutral sample in R.st-st = Reverse stocking stitch.
The blue (st-st) folds in, the neutral (R.st-st) folds out.
With the blue (st-st) the top of the hat, shown left, is slip stitched to the side of the hat. The neutral (R.st-st) create two folds seamed just on one side of the hat.
All hat instructions include circular and straight needle options as I prefer straight over knitting circular. Note the plaited trim hides the seam nicely.
Two new colours in Azteca. Left in Azteca Fine Khaki Plum, it actually runs into rust and khaki too. Check out the NEW Design Basket Stitch Fringed Wrap. Below right Azteca 12ply new colour Plum Smoke.
accessories at www.ozeyarn.com - follow links on these images
Below left to right: Wave Wrap in Joker, Extra long Circular Cowl and
NEW DESIGN in Azteca Fine 200g, fringing takes quite a lot of yarn but is also 38cm wide and 130cm long. In Azteca 12ply you'll require 300g to achieve 35cm wide by 140cm long.
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, Annette and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!