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FINALLY, contest prizes!

Posted on April 19, 2006 | 2 Comments

Remember that contest I had a million years ago? No? Well, I don't blame you.

But I didn't forget!! It just took forever to get the new stitch marker supplies which were the prize. But they finally came! So I used my random number generator to pick two names from the list of people who commented on that entry . . . and here are their pizes, finally:


The lucky winners are . . . drumroll please . . . Marlana and Jessica! They each get a copy of String's book, Luxury Knitting, and personalized stitch markers! Those are my new markers that I had made especially for me by a jewelry manufacturer. They're solid silver and have a rodium finish to give them that really shiny finish that doesn't tarnish or turn black. Aren't they beautiful? I just added them as an item at the Chiagu store, I have every letter in stock as of today . . .

Congratulations Marlana and Jessica! Oh, and from checking their sites, it's Jessica's birthday this week, so happy early birthday to Jessica, too!

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New Chiagu Pattern: Scarfa!

Posted on March 19, 2006 | 1 Comment

Introducing the latest Chiagu pattern, Lucia Tedesco's Scarfa! This lacy scarf becomes a vest with the help of a back panel. The easy lace adds just enough interest to make it fun to knit!

Congratulations Lucia!

Hop on over to the Scarfa pattern page to purchase this pattern as a downloadable PDF for $4.00!

My finger's doing much better and I can knit again! Thank you for all the nice comments!

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New Chiagu Pattern: Vee!

Posted on February 02, 2006 | 9 Comments


Announcing my latest Chiagu pattern, Vee!

I have been looking for just the right proportion deep-v neck pullover, but nothing was ever perfect, so I ended up making my own! The back is also a v, but not as deep, see?


The pullover's actually completely reversible, so you could wear the deep V in the back instead. It features just-below-the-elbow sleeves, and is long in the body so it works well with low-slung jeans and tall boots. Think "naughy librarian."

Knit in Classic Elite's Charmed, this pullover is light and soft, yet warm. The yarn is a mix of cashmere and mohair, so you get the softeness of cashmere that's light as a cloud. It blocks out beautifully for nice, even stitches, too. At 4 sts/inch, you can substitute tons of other yarns for this pattern, just don't pick something too heavy or the shoulders won't stay up.

Hop on over to Chiagu to purchase a downloadable PDF of this pattern for $5.00.

Any questions, please ask!

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New Chiagu Pattern: Peripherie!

Posted on November 27, 2005 | 3 Comments


Introducing the latest Chiagu pattern, Peripherie by Amy Florence! This cute mobeius cowl features a lace collar and is a great winter accessory, the perfect alternative to a scarf. It's quick to knit and fun to wear, and makes a great holiday gift. Knit from two skeins of KnitPicks Andean Silk, it's also an affordable project!

I started one for myself in bright pink, pictures tomorrow!

Congratulations Amy!

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Another New Pattern: Tramonto!

Posted on September 21, 2005 | 14 Comments


Introducing the latest Chiagu pattern, my new shawl pattern Tramonto! This is my oversize Koigu shawl with the colors arranged like a sunset. "Tramonto" means sunset in Italian, actually. (I know, not that creative, huh?!) This shawl uses 12 colors of Koigu, 14 skeins total, on a size 5 needle.

I took a bunch of pictures of it so you can see lots of angles, click below to see them! (may load slowly depending on your connection)


You can really see the color progressions in these shots. I used some
really beautiful colors in this project, it's the perfect project for
when you just can't pick one color!


This shot shows how long the shawl is (ignore the power cables, please!). It's 80" long so it makes a great wrap.


And here's a closeup of the stitch pattern, which also shows some of the color progressions beautifully. The lace pattern is very challenging but it was fun to watch it emerge.

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