Archive for the ‘knit’ category

The Botanical Scarf Collection

July 27, 2017

It’s always great to plan ahead and with the holidays always just around the corner, we’ll help you do just that with this excellent deal!

Our new Botanical Scarf Gift Pack comes with three balls of our Stitch Sisterz cashmere in the three colors shown here AND our new Ebook “The Botanical Scarf Collection” which contains patterns for the lovely foliage themed scarves seen below.

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The traditional lace stitch patterns were chosen to give the knitter three progressively more skilled motifs, so you’ll build your skills as well as some wonderful gifts!

Not only that, patterns are written out AND charted using the Stitch-Maps system created by JC Briar (Stitch-maps.com.) This is a wonderful new take on gridless knitting charts that is especially good for those who “just dont get” knitting with charts.

Get the Ebook and three divine balls of squishy, soft cashmere goodness and knit these for yourself or those lucky enough to be designated as knit-worthy..

 

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Double Duty Gabrielle

December 9, 2014

Gabrielle is one of those styles that knits up so quickly and fits so well, that I enjoyed knitting it in both the sleeveless vest version and the jacket version.

The Gabrielle Jacket  was SO flattering when I tried it on, I just had to work out a new Styling Guide for it. So not only is it a flattering garment, it is a wildly versatile one as well.

See for yourself:

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This gorgeous jacket knits up so quickly in Cascade Pacific Chunky on size 10US needles, you’ll want to make both versions for yourself as well.

Double Duty Knits

November 19, 2014

Even though my business is fashion, I can tend to get a little stuck when it comes to my own wardrobe.

I’ll buy or make something new, make an outfit with it that I love, then forget about all the other ways that piece could be worn.

So I’ve created a new feature for the White Lies Designs newsletter called “Double Duty Knits” in which I style the same sweater at least two ways for two entirely different occasions. It has not only proved popular with our readers, but it helps me personally to open my mind to the multiple possibilities a well-designed garment offers.

Below, one of our first Double Duty styling guides, Shelley’s Lace Cardigan. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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Knit an Underwire Bra! (No, I’m not kidding…)

June 18, 2014

Maybe you think that this comes under the category of just-because-you-can-doesn’t-mean-you-should, but think again.

This is an actual, functional bra with adjustable straps and underwires that give support. It comes in real-life bra sizes from 32A to 38D and even comes with a matching panty with a full-cut back.

When the model in the photo below put the bra on for this photo shoot, she exclaimed, “OMG, this is the nicest bra I’ve ever worn! Great support!”.

Until Sept. 23rd,2014, buy the kit for this set and get the pattern and complete assembly instructions for FREE!

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Meet the New Girls!

May 24, 2013

They’re girly and pretty and ready for your Summer and Early Fall knitting!KateGillian

Kate and Gillian are my newest styles for WLD!  See both here and start knitting up a storm!

We also now have selected PDF patterns available in our Etsy Shop.

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Coming Soon : My Craftsy Classes!

April 10, 2013

I’m so pleased to announce that  I will soon be giving classes through Craftsy.com!

Even better, one of the classes entitled “Feminine Fit” will be based on the Knit to Fit series I’ve been running right here on my blog!

  I’ve hugely expanded the information for this class wherein I demonstrate how to acheive the fit you’ve always wanted in your sweaters but didn’t know how to get. I’ll show how to do this easily and without using a lot of intimidating math equations.

I’ll also be teaching a class on Continental Knitting, so if you’ve been wanting to learn this enormously useful technique,  join me on Craftsy.com for this excellent free class.

I’ll post links, a special discount offer and more information as soon as I have it.

Here I am on the Craftsy set:

 

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Joan on the Craftsy set

 

 

It’s coming! Knit to Fit!

January 11, 2013

Next week we’ll begin posting installments of our very popular “Knit to Fit” series starting with part 1.

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Also, the series has been so well received we’ll be writing new installments, so if you have any specific fit questions you’d like for me to tackle,  send them along  to me at  Whitelies@yahoo.com .

Enjoy the series and I look forward to your questions!

Joan McGowan-MichaelKnitting Heart With Needles Stock Vector 50631343 : Shutterstock