Friday, January 8, 2010

New Designs for a New Year

Happy New Year!

I am pleased to show you two new designs, both commissioned by the Jade Sapphire Yarn Company and both previewing at TNNA, right now!

The first design is call Netsuke Wrap. It is knit with a new Jade Sapphire yarn called AngelWing. This yarn is handspun laceweight, 100% Mongolian Cashmere and as soft as a cloud. Because the yarn is really handspun, the yardage varies from skein to skein. For such a soft yarn, it has remarkable stitch definition.
This project has an interesting construction and includes Ivory Ceylon beads in the first tier of the border. I consider it a challenging knit.
It is warm and light and can be worn as a wrap...
And also as a shrug, just by adding some ribbons ties.
Very interesting to knit and yummy to wear...

The second project uses one of my favorite yarns, Jade Sapphire 2-ply Silk and Mongolian Cashmere. The colorway that I used is called Purple Haze and the design is called The Beaded Serpent.
I used just one skein (about 400 yards) of yarn, plus Amethyst Gold Luster beads on both ends, along with a gold tassel. The color of the yarn and beads is a perfect blend.
This project also uses an interesting construction, with a provisional cast-on and no cast-off.
A very elegant serpent...

You can ask for both of these new designs where Jade Sapphire yarns are sold. The are brand new, so it might take a few weeks for shops to get them. If you have trouble finding them drop me a comment and I will help!

I added three more patterns to my Raverly Pattern Store (link on the left.) These are Blue Ribbon Sampler, Jade Flower and Crimson Cowl, just in case you were looking for any of these...

Finally, I am getting ready to launch my winter project. It is going to be a Pi shawl, using the traditional construction (thank you, EZ.) I did try to stretch the limits of that construction and I trust the project will be challenging and fun. If you belong to either of my YahooGroups you will get the details by later today. I will post details here next week, so stay tuned!

Until then, knit on!


  1. My usual "Great job!" to you and BadKitten for the patterns and modelled shots.

  2. Beautiful patterns! Watch out I think Bad Kitten has a future in modeling! She does such a great job showing off your work.

  3. So beautiful! I love the AngelWing.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! What a great design :D

  5. So beautiful!!
    That's great!