Signatur June/July 2022 Newsletter 130

Sun, 12 Jun 2022


Daily images, ideas & inspiration on Insta & Facebook
June & July Shows
Sydney Craft Alive Hawkesbury 
Fri 17th - Sun 19th June 9.30am - 4pm

Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair - Homebush
Wed 29th June - Sun 3rd July 9am - 4pm

Old Bus Depot Market Canberra
Fibre Day Sun 10th July

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show July 15th - 17th

Handmade Market Canberra EPIC July 29th - 30th
My Signatur stand at the
Australasian Quilt Convention
Brisbane, Australia May 2022
I haven't been to Brisbane for 20 years and had an absolutely fabulous time. Everyone was excited about being together face-to-face again and the convention centre and surrounding bars and restaurants in Southbank are constantly alive with action. My colourful wraps, cowls and hats were snapped up, while every kit and every ball of wool found a new home. The attendees appreciation of handmade and natural fibre was heartening and encouraging, with many of my new designs seeing the first light of day anywhere due to COVID. As a result of your support, Brissy, we'll all be seeing more Signatur Handknits around Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, Emerald, Toowoomba, Longreach and many towns in between.
I may have also recruited a few new knitters for my team!
Try before you knit - 25 designs:
each with colourways and sizes
If you have a particular design you'd like to try please email  Jane before the show so I can ensure I bring the design with me.
My new website is slowly getting populated, click on the Fan & Cable images below to see more on the new website.
Fan & Cable Cardigan

The Fan pattern is a favourite of mine and yours too: it's just such classic styling - with a twist! You can see (below right and centre) the hemline splits where each side is edged with a cable; these come together to create the Crab Claw Cable. 

The Blue Jacket is a little different to standard. The neck band is slightly deeper so it turns back very nicely. This particular garment arrived in the studio the day before the photoshoot and I could see the sleeve wouldn't be long enough for Meg, so I simply added a cuff and a button.

These are two new colours: Fleck Mustard & Fleck Denim
The Fan and Cable Swagger

What's the difference between the Fan & Cable Swingcoat style left and the Fan & Cable Swagger below?

The swingcoat is full from the shoulder, whilst the centre shot below of the Swagger shows the high waisted fit, creating a cardigan fit over the shoulders, with fullness in the skirt of the swagger. 
The same shaping technique is applied to both styles: decreases are worked into the patterns of panels between the cables. The Fan pattern remains consistent, whilst the number of stitches between the Fan and the Cable decrease from hem to shoulder.

The Fan & Cable Swagger has a shawl collar which is knitted as one with each front, so there's very little finishing once the pieces are knitted. There are five chest sizes: petite to XXL with a round neck option and a longer length option.
Check out your skills with knit classes
Below Left to right: Penny Jacket - this class includes a mini pocket.
Split Texture Jacket with short rows, Celtic Cross and Hanging Bells.
Textured Scarf has seven stitch patterns.
Links will take you to my new website for the classes

My Sydney Studio
Open between shows, please call 0427 064 834

Archive Design: Buckingham Jacket

The Buckingham Jacket is an archive design, available as a knitting kit or pattern. 

Archive designs are featured only on my original website

There are links from many designs from to my new website

Knitting Kits that make perfect gifts
Wicked Hat knitted in Mustard Fleck: pattern & yarn $25
Muffin Top Hat knitted in Stone Fleck: pattern & yarn $25
Swing, Swagger, Drape is now on a USB stick

Out of print as a book, but
now on a USB stick!
Simply slide into your computer, see every page of the book, print out just the pattern you need!
Perfectly packaged @ $25
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, Kyoko, Sue, Anne, Petra, Philippa, Cathryn, Helen, Margaret and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!

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