Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo Shoot in San Diego

I have several new patterns that are being released. Obviously before a pattern can be published, it has to have some good photos to show off the design.

My daughter Amie models a lot of my designs because she is young and very pretty. She was in San Diego for the weekend, so I met up with her and her boy friend on Saturday morning in beautiful Balboa Park.

First, let me show you my new pattern designs: At the bottom of each photo is a link to the pattern on www.ravelry.com

Practical Spring or Summer Cardi
This lovely cardigan is knit in 100% linen yarn, Shibui Knits Linen, which is a fingering weight yarn. Others have knit this cardi in 100% Merino or Merino/Silk blends and it looks just as fabulous in those yarns. It is knit from the bottom up in seamless construction. The should seam is connected using a 3-needle-bind-off. The sleeve stitches are picked up from the armhole and are knit from the top-down. Sizes: XS - 3XL

Seeing Stripes Cardigan

This cardigan is knit in lace weight yarn that is held double with a 20 sts = 4" (10 cm) gauge. The striping is a result of mixing the two colors together, color 1 & 1, color 1 & 2, and color 2 & 2. The entire cardigan, up to size XL can be knit using only two skeins of yarn! I used the fabulous Anzula Yarns, Wash my Lace yarn. Each skein has 990 yards. Sizes: XXS - 4XL

Princesa Preciosa
Sleeve Detail Princesa Preciosa
I am in love with the delicate look of this sweater! It is knit in seamless construction from the top-down and has raglan sleeves. It is knit in fingering weight yarn, Anzula Yarns Milky Way, but any light fingering or regular fingering weight yarn will work for this design. I am making myself a second one because this sweater looks great with a casual pair of jeans or dressed up with a nice suit skirt or slacks. The sleeves are knit 3/4 length, but they can easily be lengthened since it is knit from the top-down and can be tried on while still on the needles. Sizes: XXS - 3XL

Jolie Fleur - 3/4 Sleeve Version
3/4 length Sleeve Detail
Jolie Fleur - Short Sleeve Version
Close up of Front Flower Detail
I am very excited about this pattern because it is knit from the bottom-up in seamless construction! The set-in sleeves are knit at the same time with the upper body. Thanks to my fantastic test knitters, the sleeve and armhole fits perfectly in all of the sizes! This is a great alternative construction method to top-down knitting when there is a lace pattern that needs to be knit from the bottom-up. 
This pattern has instructions for short sleeves and 3/4 length sleeves. It is knit in fingering weight yarn. Sizes XXS - 3XL

This shawl was still on my needles and was not ready to be photographed during our photo shoot, but I had to squeeze it in! It is knit with 2 skeins of 400 yards of fingering yarn. It is an easy knit, all garter stitch with strategically placed increases for the shape. If you know how to knit and make yarn overs, you can knit this shawl! It measures at 64" wide and 30" deep.

Now I want to share some other photos from the photo shoot:

Isn't this just the perfect location?!

Waiting for me to set up...

Amie messing around, sticking out her belly!

Her boyfriend trying to do the same...

In love with the big pole...

Gorgeous Balboa Park

Scoping out more locations....

This fountain is perfect!

...and you thought Amie was sweet!

Aren't they a cute couple?
Tamarah & Erna keeping entertained...
More Views...
Statue in Balboa Park
Scenery while walking back to the car...

YES! We are done!!!
Tamarah carrying all the samples...


  1. I want to knit them ALL. Thanks for sharing.

  2. ein toller Bericht und wieder wunderschöne Modelle die man alle nachstricken möchte
    LG Bettina