Monday, January 2, 2012

New Designs Out!

I have 2 designs included in the Winter 2011 issue of Interweave Crochet.  Both of these designs were exciting to stitch!

The first is the Barn Jacket. It is stitched in a Tunisian Crochet cluster stitch for the body of the jacket and sleeves, with roll back cuffs and a stand up collar stitched in Tunisian Knit stitch.  The edging at the hem and each front immitates knit garter stitch and is done by slip stitching in the back loop only.

Details of the collar and cuffs:

And the 2nd design are the Red Twig Knee Socks.  These socks have an interesting method of construction; the leg and instep are stitched lengthwise rather than in the round. Short rows are used to make the sock wider at the upper calf, and they all taper to a center back seam.  Next, the heel is worked in a traditional manner (that may be the only traditional part of this sock!). The sole is worked back-and-forth, joining with the sides of the instep.

If you like a challenge, these socks are for you.  Color combinations are endless and exciting.

Happy stitching!

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