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I have always been a small needle knitter; my favorite projects tend to be those with either fingering or sport weight yarns on Size 3 – 5 US needles.  And, most of my designs through Klever Knits are fine gauge projects as well.  Clearly, these projects take a long time to knit, but I am always so satisfied with the amazing fit that can be achieved with a small gauge.

That being said, I have been recently drawn to some thicker knits, using worsted, aran, and even bulky yarn.  I find these projects to be alluring for a few reasons.  One, the are quite quick to knit (at least compared to the projects I normally take on!)  Two, they just look so incredibly comfortable, something that you want to throw on during the coldest months of the year.  Or, if you live in California like me, they are great for fighting off that office chill!

These designs have all been added to my queue, and hopefully I can cast on for one of them soon.  (I think Campus Jacket will be the first, considering I already bought yarn for it!)

Tempted Tuesday – Thick Knits

I have always been a small needle knitter; my favorite projects tend to be those with either fingering or sport weight yarns on Size 3 – 5 US needles.  

Tempted Tuesday – Thick Knits I have always been a small needle knitter; my favorite projects tend to be those with either fingering or sport weight yarns on Size 3 - 5 US needles.  

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Submissions and Stashes

I started a new job about a month ago, and I have just discovered that there is a yarn store right around the corner, Knit Schtick.  I can’t tell you how happy I was to stumble upon their little shop.  When you work 8 – 6, it’s nearly impossible to find a store to visit after working hours, but this is just a quick 3 minute drive on my lunch break.

So of course, new store, new yarn!  First, I…

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Now that the excitement of my Elemental Linens launch has quieted down a bit, I’ve had some time to refocus my energy on my Rippled Cardigan.

I’m so happy with how this is turning out so far, I love the color, and I had bought the skeins literally days before we took our trip to Belize and saw beautiful ocean water that looked just like it.

You have all heard about my struggle to create a pattern that did the yarn justice, and I am so happy I came up with this idea.  I can’t wait to get all the pieces blocked to truly show off the lace accents at the waist.  Stay tuned!

Making Waves

Now that the excitement of my Elemental Linens launch has quieted down a bit, I’ve had some time to refocus my energy on my Rippled Cardigan.

Making Waves Now that the excitement of my Elemental Linens launch has quieted down a bit, I’ve had some time to refocus my energy on my Rippled Cardigan.

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GIVEAWAY WINNERS !

Congrats Kim!  You have been randomly selected as the first place winner for the Elemental Linens Giveaway!

You have won a copy of the pattern, and a skein of Louet Euroflax Sport Linen in the color of your choice!!

Email me at kfkleverknits@yahoo.com so we can coordinate your color choice!!

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Second Place Winner:  Congrats to Jessie!  You have won a copy of the pattern!!

Third Place Winner:…

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Giveaway Winner Announced Tomorrow!

Giveaway Winner Announced Tomorrow!

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It’s your last day to enter to win a copy of my Elemental Linens Pattern and a skein of Louet Euroflax Sport Linen in a color of your choice!

Entrance details:

1.  Comment on this post!
2.  Tweet your favorite Louet color name with #elemental and @kleverknit
3.  Instagram a photo of your kitchen table with #elemental and @kleverknits

Bonus: If you do all 3, you get three entries!

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Giveaway - Elemental Linens

Giveaway – Elemental Linens

Elemental Pattern

I’m excited to announce that I am hosting a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a copy of my pattern, and a skein of Louet Euroflax Sport, in the color of their choice.  2nd and 3rd place winners will each win a free copy of the pattern.

Entrance details:

1.  Comment on this post!
2.  Tweet your favorite Louet color name with #elemental and @kleverknit
3.  Instagram a photo of your kitchen…

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Everyone, I am so pleased to announce that my latest design for Holla Knits goes live today!  This home collection is so great, from the intarsia wall art to the accent pillows!  I’m happy that I finally get to show off my design, Elemental Linens.

Elemental Linens is a table set consisting of a table runner, 4 placemats, and 4 coasters.  When I had originally sketched this concept, the placemats were going to be knit in the round from the center out and formed into a square.  But, while knitting these placemats over and over again (took about 6 tries to get these puppies just right!) the linen was just begging for something cleaner, simpler, more angular.

So I went back to the drawing board, and now you are seeing the results of all that knitting and re-knitting.  I hope you enjoy making them for your home as much as I did mine, and I can’t wait to see all the color choices pop up on Ravelry!

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Happy Knitting!

Holla Knits Home 2014_Live!

Everyone, I am so pleased to announce that my latest design for Holla Knits goes live today!  

Holla Knits Home 2014_Live! Everyone, I am so pleased to announce that my latest design for Holla Knits goes live today!  

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At the beginning of 2014 I promised myself that I wouldn’t cast on for more that one project at a time, and I have broken that rule only a handful of times.  This is one of those times.

I’ve started knitting the samples of two of my newest designs, which I will be calling Dylan and Vanilla.   These two projects couldn’t be more different from one another, which is probably why I felt the need to cast on for both at the same time.

Dylan is worked in Rowan’s Felted Tweed Dk, in the Pickle colorway, which is the most perfect moss colored green wool I have ever seen.  Dylan is named for the Bob Dylan lyrics which remind me of the phrase “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

“How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone ?”

Dylan utilizes a very unique to me construction.  The pullover is split into 4 pieces:  Left and Right Fronts, and Left and Right Backs.  Each of the 4 pieces starts at the sleeve cuff and stitches are slowly increased to create the body.  The hems will be worked after the garment has been seamed together, and the back will feature a longer hem than the front, and will also have a slight curve to it.  Dylan will quickly become an everyday staple; perfect with jeans and a tank, or update with a structured blouse and heels for work.

Vanilla on the other hand, is worked in Louet’s Euroflax Sport Linen in Cream, a gorgeously white color.  This pullover is all about crisp, clean lines to match the structure of the yarn, and the purity of the color.  All hems are worked in a neat twisted rib to make the stitches that much more defined.

A deep u-neck and slightly fitted sleeves make this the perfect summer beach cover up.  Or, for a more office friendly look, layer a brightly colored blouse underneath and simple gold jewelry.

A Tale of Two Projects

At the beginning of 2014 I promised myself that I wouldn’t cast on for more that one project at a time, and I have broken that rule only a handful of times.  

A Tale of Two Projects At the beginning of 2014 I promised myself that I wouldn’t cast on for more that one project at a time, and I have broken that rule only a handful of times.  

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Just A Bit of Housekeeping

Just A Bit of Housekeeping

Just for my own sanity and clarity, I decided to build out a list of the projects I have pending (either WIP’s or designs to be started).  I was a little surprised at how lengthy this list turned out:

Design Submissions (waiting to hear):

  1. Pom Pom Quarterly Winter 2014 – 3 designs submitted
  2. Midwest is Best – 1 design submitted

Design Submissions (In Process)

  1. Holla Knits Home 2014 – 1 design
  2. Holla…

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I was finally able to take photos of the finished Tarta Cardigan on Sunday afternoon, and I really like the way it turned out!  It’s the perfect summer cardigan with the hint of yellow on the hems.  I wore mine with white shorts, but it would be just as cute with white jeans and a chambray shirt layered underneath.  I’m also glad I found the other buttons, I like the cleaner look with this cardigan.

The details:

Yarn – Shalimar Yarns Homage DK in Oyster and Citrine
Needles – Size 4 US (had to go way down to get gauge
Notes – I did not use short rows to shape the shoulder, instead I used a staggered bind off.  I also had to adjust the waist shaping since my row gauge didn’t come close to matching.  I LOVE this squared neckline, so fun!

A Finished Tarta

I was finally able to take photos of the finished Tarta Cardigan on Sunday afternoon, and I really like the way it turned out!  

A Finished Tarta I was finally able to take photos of the finished Tarta Cardigan on Sunday afternoon, and I really like the way it turned out!  

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