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 HeartStrings Knitterly News #160 :: July 2014 

Pleasing Reversibility in Lace Stole

Hi {!name_fix}! I'm so glad to have you join me for Knitterly News.The July issue of the newsletter actually came out earlier this month. But since you had recently subscribed since then, I wanted to catch you up now so you wouldn't miss out on some of the timely announcements.

Shown above in the banner is the new Circular Perspectives Cowl -- AND there is a KAL for it at the Mountain Colors group on Ravelry. Not to mention the on-going monthly BOBBOL KAL's at KnitHeartStrings. Read on for more info.

Summer is at its height here in the high plains of Colorado, so I am escaping to cooler, higher altitudes for a few days. Wish me luck as I try out my new hiking shoes, lol. How are things by you?

In summer when the heat is up, I hope it doesn't deter you from knitting. If you need some motivation, check out the current Top Six Summer "What's Hot" selling patterns.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the newsletter, too. Stay safe and stay cool
. Happy knitting, Jackie E-S

Karen S. wrote: "Thank you for linking me to your fan club. Your designs are so much fun to knit and I can’t wait to do the next one."

What's Hot this Summer
A count-down of the top Six Summer HeartStrings Patterns to inspire you and your knitting needles

Here's what's trending at HeartStrings. Click on the pictures for more info and free downloads of sample cover sheets.

Ethereal Fichu

#6 Ethereal Fichu is a sheer and flowing long triangular shoulder wrap knit in geometric lace motifs. This is a good project to make in a special exotic fiber you've always wanted, as it requires only a small amount of laceweight yarn.

Put on the Glitz

#5 Put on the Glitz is a lusciously flowing shrug iin delicate cabled lace. It is knitted cuff to cuff with no seams to sew. A perfect weight for summer evenings and taking you into the cooler days of Fall.

Lead or Follow Lace Scarf

#4 The fluid design of Lead or Follow Lace Scarf is a wonderful study in the behavior of lace knitting when yarn overs are placed in various positions relative to the compensating decrease.

Pleasing Reversibility in Lace

#3 Pleasing Reversibility in Lace is the answer to a completely wearable stole. The design features reversible double diamond motifs silhouetted by eyelets. A knit-as-you-go textured lace border frames the entire piece. Throw it on and go! The lace stitch patterns are designed to be pleasing on both sides, making this stole look great no matter which way you wear.

Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl

#2 Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl is knitted in one of the lovely lace stitch variations based on Shetland feather and fan. Start at the bottom point and make as small or as large as you want (of course, dependent on the amount of yarn you have, lol). Easily adjusts to all weights of yarn.

Thinking of You Scarf

#1 Say I'm Thinking of You with a hand knit scarf of lace hearts. Simple and quick to knit on just 29 stitches. The scarf begins with a wavy eyelet rib stitch symbolizing the twists and turns of life, and ends with a band of interlocking hearts to express the bonds of loving friendship and support.

BOBBOL KAL's at KnitHeartStrings

A Corny August KAL coming up!

Lorna's Light Necklace PurseDid you know that corn has been used to make yarn? While traveling, I've seen lots of corn fields getting closer to their peak harvest. Although not likely destined for making yarn, the corn nevertheless reminds me of yarn, lol.

So for the August KAL, I thought it would be appropriate to the season to do a project with a corn theme. Lacy Maizy features crisp outlines of cable stitches against a lace background to resemble ears of corn and give a nod to maize yarn.

You can check the Next Up KAL page for featured techniques for this project (like cabling without a cable needle!), shopping list and pattern availability.

Toys of the Trade

Exploring new things has always been fun for me. How about you?

russian join step 1

This method combines cotton roving, braiding, dyeing, spinning and knitting. It might not be for everyone. But who knows, it might be something you want to try someday to expand your creative horizons. More about the cotton study project ...


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Nifty Nuggets


Win yarn from Mountain Colors in the Circular Perspectives KAL at Ravelry!
I'm leading a KAL on Ravelry for Mountain Colors Yarn company using their new gradient Perspectives Kits in Crazyfoot yarn. Going on now through August 31st. There's still time to join in! Read more ...

Circular Perspectives Cowl

Hurry! Enter the Giveaway for July Prizes at KnitHeartStrings
Yes, that is plural — there will be 2 prizes for July! Which do you want? More details ...

Remember YOU are special
A long-time HeartStrings knitting friend, Joy Cyr, has launched her luscious hand made body care products onto the internet. I'm so happy for her, and I am really enjoying her products. Pamper yourself with tasty lip balm and more ...


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