Published!

November 21, 2008 at 11:43 pm 4 comments

Today’s mail brought the winter 2008 issue of Knitter’s Magazine… inside of which you will find my very first PUBLISHED KNITTING PATTERN! Yes! It is the Arabesque Tote, pictured on page 69, with directions on page 70 (here’s a quick picture of the pages:)

knitterspattern

You can also go to the Knitter’s web site and take a look at a better picture of the bag:

http://www.knittinguniverse.com/flash/knitters/GalleryDetail.php?IssueNum=93&ID=7550

Or take a look at a picture I snapped before sending it off to them:

arabesquefinal

The body and handle of the bag is knitted with two strands of wool and wet felted in the washing machine.  The swirling designs are needle-felted onto the bag afterward, using the same varigated yarn used to make the handle.  It seems like forever since I submitted my design idea (it was June) and wrote the pattern and knitted the sample bag (that was back in early August).  But magazines work well in advance.  In fact, I’m working right now on the model for another pattern for the summer 2009 issue of Knitters!  Too soon to reveal any details, but I will say despite the bitter cold outside, I’m knitting with pretty pastel cotton/silk yarn!

Before I submitted the design for this bag, I made one for myself, but in a different colorway and with a different yarn than the very nice Mountain Colors kettle-dyed and handpaint yarns that Knitters provided for the model.  My prototype bag won a blue ribbon at the 2008 Virginia Fall Fiber festival.  Topic for another day: pictures of this bag in my original colorway, and instructions on how I put a lining in it!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Charity  |  November 21, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    I just came over from Etsy to express huge congrats on this. That’s got to be exciting. The bag is beautiful, I can see why it was published!

    I’m glad I found your blog as well. Your crazy yarn is excellent.

    Reply
  • 2. Jessica  |  November 22, 2008 at 1:20 am

    congrats on being published!
    and I love the yarn in your previous post by the way

    Reply
  • 3. Emilee  |  November 22, 2008 at 2:04 am

    That’s wonderful! I love it. I just saw my name in print for the first time too, so I know how exciting it is. Congratulations!

    Reply
  • 4. SillyLittleLady  |  November 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! that is so neat! Congratulations on being a published artist/designer! The bag is gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the original :)

    Reply

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