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 HeartStrings Knitterly News #163 :: October 2014 

Loganberry Crescent Shawl

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Good news. I'll be re-opening the HeartStrings studio October 20 and will be taking orders for KITS and SUPPLIES PAKS again. If you are awaiting an order you placed, be assured that I have you in the queue and will process your shipment as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during my extended "summber break".

Are you starting to get ready for the holiday season?

The newsletter banner above features Loganberry Crescent Shawl. The color red always makes me think of the holidays. Do you have a favorite holiday color?

In case you need motivation to get started on holiday knitting, I'm leading 2 KAL's this month. The projects in both KAL's would make welcome gifts, as well as give you the fun of knitting along with other knitters. See info below about the Smoke Ring KAL at KnitHeartStrings.

Also, a KAL for Bearfoot Over the Shoulder Shawl starts soon over on Ravelry in the Mountain Colors Yarn group. That's me just below modeling a sample of this easy to wear shawl/cowl combo with a different angle on the one-sided Möbius.

Hope you enjoy this month's newsletter. I welcome feedback if you have suggestions, or just want to lend a word of encouragement. Are there things you especially like or would like to see more of? Things missing? I want to make Knitterly News and my knitting patterns the best they can be for you.
Jackie E-S
Jackie E-S

Denise wrote: "This is a beautiful item to add to my wardrobe and to make as gifts."

Fashionable Ways to Wear Triangle Shawls
How do you like to wear a triangle shawl? Maybe you had not thought of some additional ways you can expand your shawl wardrobe just by wearing with a new look.

Here are some ideas using examples from the HeartStrings photo galleries:

Peggy's Shawl knitted by KyleAnne Williams in Crystal Palace Kid Merino Bobble Lace Flowers Triangle Shawl

Most often we probably think of wearing a triangle shawl in the traditional style as above. Simply lay the long edge across the back neck, with point hanging down symmetrically in back and tails hanging down to each side in front.

Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl Beaded Lux Shoulder Shawl

A slight modification to the traditional look is to turn back the long edge along the neckline to effect a roll-collar style. This is especially pretty when the long edge is scalloped or pointed.

Ethereal Fichu

Or you can wear the shawl asymmetrically with the point to one side, and the tails flipped to back and front over the opposite shoulder.

Shawllow Tri Shawl Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl worn upside down

Turn it upside down! This gives a totally different look. Give it a try -- I think you will like it.

Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl worn upside down and tied in front Shallow Tri Shawl worn tied in front

If the tails are long enough, you can wear them tied in front (or not - your choice).

Shallow Sideways Tri Shawl Shallow Sideways Tri Shawl

Triangle shawls with very long tails compared to the length of the point (i.e. shallow) offer other wearing possibilities such as criss-cross wrapped in front and tied in back (left) or worn sideways at waste and tied (right).

This is just a start -- play around with your own ideas. Who says a triangle shawl can be only worn one way?!

October KAL at KnitHeartStrings

Smoke Rings — Beautiful and Practical

Smoke Ring with Lace EdgingThis month's Beyond BOBBOL Learn-and-Knit-A-Long revisits lace edgings, the Bits of Lace focus area that started off KnitHeartStrings in 2012!

The project is Smoke Ring with Lace Edging, a beautiful and practical accessory you can wear laid on your shoulders as a dressy cowl neckline, or pulled over your head as a wimple. A smoke ring is also sometimes referred to as a natchaq.

See the Smoke Ring KAL page at HeartStrings for more info about tips, tutorials and pattern availability.

If you haven't joined KnitHeartStrings KAL's yet, do so now so you don't miss out on this! JOIN NOW. There is no charge to join.

Kitchen Korner

Halloween Pizza

Halloween tortilla pizza

Looking for a fun and quick fixin' treat for Halloween? Join me in making Jackie-O-Lantern Tortilla Pizza Pie


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$1 for You; $1 for Cancer Research
Purchase the pattern for Thinking of You Too Hat at Ravelry with coupon code FIGHTCANCER and get $1 off through October 31, 2014. I also contribute $1 to the American Cancer Society. Let's help fight cancer together. Thinking of You Too Hat ...

Thinking of You Too Hat

Save a Life (maybe your own)
Remember your breast cancer screenings. And remind the women in your life that regular screenings can help find and treat breast cancer sooner - and even save a life.

There are also things you can do to help lower your risk. Studies have consistently shown that active women are 25% less likely to develop breast cancer. Adding a brisk morning or after-dinner walk to your routine is easy. You can literally take steps to help lower your risk of developing breast cancer every day. Getting to and staying at a healthy weight and limiting your alcohol intake to one drink a day can help, too.

Get Screened for Breast Cancer Early

October Prize Drawing - Enter Now
In keeping with the Smoke Ring theme for this month’s KnitHeartStrings KAL, October's Prize Giveaway is a Luxury Smoke Ring Kit. Winner gets their choice of 2 patterns and 2 colors of luxury baby alpaca/merino/angora yarn. More info ...

Luxury Smoke Ring Kit


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