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Category: My Patterns

Make It Yours: Abloom Tee

Hi.

I recently release Abloom Tee at Ravelry and I want to show some easy modifications you can make to the pattern.

Abloom is a simply Stockinette st tee with a lace border. So, one of the first mod you can do  is make it in stripes.. I recommend you, to start the stripes after the neck shaping, when you start knitting in the round again.

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you can play with color blocking or gradients, just look at your stash!

Other mod, is make it longer and convert the tee in a mini dress, for this just add more repeats of the lace border.

 

You can also do this in just one color. For example, make a little black dress.. Remember a pattern is just a guide, you can Make It Yours with very simple modifications!!!

With love, Marce

Go with the Flow

Hi

Has been a while since a wrote my last post.. That’s because a I took a loooooong summer vacation and when I came back, I have lots of undone jobs, so I needed to get back to work ASAP!

Today, I want to talk about my last design, Go with the Flow, that is published in Knit Now Magazine issue 59. This pattern is part of the collection A Slow Moment, curated by Kate from a Playful day podcast and Kate Heppell, editor of Knit Now Magazine. The collection is Awesome… I love all the patterns and you can wear them all together. They really did an amazing job and I feel so happy they chose my design to be part of this.

 

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Picture from Knit Now Magazine

I design Go with the Flow jumper to be an effortless pattern to make, so you can enjoy knitting and watch netflix and relax. It’s a raglan jumper in moss stitch (seed stitch) with color block panels. The yarn, Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed Aran,  is really a luxury. Is soft, airy, light, and after you blocked became more soft, feels like a cloud.

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Picture from Knit Now Magazine

I can assure you, you will make this sweater and it will become you favorite!! Hope you like this pattern and keep knitting!!!!

With Love, Marce

The Uniscarf

Hi

Today issue 56 of Knit Now Magazine is on sale!!!! Finally I can show you my Project for this issue: The Uniscarf!!!!

Issue 56 of Knit Now is all about great low budget patterns.  The issue is full of amazing patterns with beautiful low cost yarns..

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Some of my favorites are the Lighthorne Jumper by Amanda Collins, the Mullion Skirt by Claire Slade and The Uniscarf by me !!!!

You will love this issue!!!!

With Love, Marce

 

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KOI NO YOKAN PULLOVER

Happy 2016!!!

New Year, New Pattern Release!!!

Koi No Yokan (japanesse) means  the sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love. This is what I felt when I started to work with yarn.. Like a love at first sight for knitting and yarn..

Koi No Yokan is a very simple pullover with a lace panel insertion at the front. Is quick to make, effortless, close fitted and seamless top down raglan pullover. Just in time for Koi No Yokan with someone in Valentine’s Day!!!

Intro promo: enter the coupon code KOINOYOKAN to get a 50% of discount until january 10th at 0:00 Santiago de Chile

With love, Marce

 

Colorwork Hats e-book

Hi knitters!!!

Finally the last two patterns of the Colorwork Hats e-book are ready!!!

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Swirl is a two color hat  with a diagonal effect pattern. Choose contrast colors to emphasize the efect!!

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And Mountain is a cheating fair isle because  colorwork pattern was made  with a self-striped yarn. Great idea if you don’t want to deal with more than 2 yarns at one time.

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I also included in the book blank templates of each pattern so you can play with your colored pencils before knitting and try different color combinations.

Enjoy this collections and start making yur X-mas gift… Remember that X-mas is coming (and Winter too)!

With love, Marce

6 ready… 2 more to go!!

hi knitters!!!!

Is Colorwork Hats pattern reléase!!!! Today has been born.. Geometric Style and Southern Star hat.

Geometric Style pattern plays with color and texture, so get those yarn leftovers and start kniting with me!!!

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Southern star is a fair isle pattern. If you never have tried this technique, this is a great project for that!!

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Hope you like this one…

With love, Marce

New patterns for Colorwork Hats E-book

Hi knitters!!!

Today I release  two more patterns in the Colorwork Hat e-book collection.

Ace of Diamonds is unisex hat with a classic and stylish colorwork pattern, that fits in all kind of wardrobes.

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And Lucky Clover for those who need an amulet in their life! 🙂

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The next two patterns will be release next thursday!!!

Don’t forget: Colowork Hat e-book is a great deal= 8 patterns x 8 USD!!!!

With Love, Marce

News

Hi my dear knitters!!!

These time I have a bunch of news for you… First of all, I just release a new e-book, Colorwork Hats. Its a 8 patterns hat collection for play with colorwork. The first two patterns were released today and the next 6 patterns will be publish in the next 3 weeks. So you’ll have 2 patterns every week in October. Get ready your X-mas list and start knitting hats for your family!

The patterns are Cat Lover and Puerto Fuy.

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The second news is that I have a yarn kit for these two patterns in my Etsy shop. The kit includes the patterns a enough yarn to make both patterns. And the shipping is worldwide. Also I will Include a coupon code so you can download the book for free on Ravelry…

Other news is that I have a group on ravelry…Brand new group!!! so  to celebrate, I will raffle 4 buttons among people who join the group in October

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Hope you like the news… (also I’m changing the blog… but its been very hard work..). You can buy the patterns alone in my Ravelery page.

Keep knitting, Winter is coming….

With love Marce.

Fall In Love

Hi dear knitters!!!

Finally, is fall and we start the kniiting games!

I started this month with a new pattern release: Fall in Love.

DSC01344Fall in Love is a very easy to make Project, with a simple but classic textured fabric, great for start the season with the right foot! Hope you like it and get it on the needles. For this month is with a 50% of discount with the coupon code FALLINLOVE, (only on Ravelry).

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Yarn
Manos del Uruguay- Silk Blend Semisolid (70%merino, 30% silk), DK weight yarn, (150yds/ 50gr)
570,(620, 680, 780, 830, 870, 940)yds.
521,567, 622, 668, 759, 796, 860mts

Needles
1 set of 6US/ 4.0mm 24”/60cm circular needles. 1 set of 6US/4.0 mm DPN needles

Gauge
24st and 32 rows = 5”/13cm in basic Lattice pattern
Take time to save time. Make the Gauge sample!

Notions
Stitch markers and a tapestry needle.
7 buttons (3.5cm).
Sizes
Bust/Chest circumference
32, (36, 38, 42, 46, 48, 52)”
80 (85/ 90, 96, 101/106, 111/116, 121, 127/132)cm
Shown in size 38” (96cm)/ Model Bust Circunference 37” (94 cm).

Naepolitan Ice Cream!!

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Winter makes me want ice cream, I don’t know why, but when more cold is the weather, more ice cream I want to eat. With the fixed idea of a naepolitan ice cream I started to design this cowl to avoid eating sugar, I guess.

This pattern is a convertible scarf-cowl, worked with color blocking and an easy cable pattern. Its a fast knitting Project, great for gifts. Depends of your color choice, this pattern works great for male and female users.

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Pattern Details

Finished Measurements
8”/ 20cm width
76”/193 cm long
Yarn
477yds/437m of Sport Weight yarn.
Shown in
The Fibre Co; Road to China Light
65% Baby Alpaca, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel, 15% Silk; 159yds/50grams per skein
Color A: Rhodolite
Color B: Blue Tourmaline
Color C: Topaz
Needles
1 set of 6US/ 4.0mm single pointed needles.
1 DPN needle number 6US/4.0mm
Notions
Tapestry Needle
6 stitch Marker
5 Buttons
Gauge
20st/26 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette.
Take time to save time.
Make the Gauge sample!

Enter de code: 80skeins and get a 30%off (valid until 31 December)

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