Good evening my friends! I have a lovely designer to share with you today. I met this talented lady at the TNNA show a few months back and I just knew I had to share her designs with you! So, here is a bit about her, and some great designs of hers as well. Keep reading to the end for some special limited time offers!
Kira Dulaney is the designer behind K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Kira’s designs include garments and accessories in a wide size range, featuring clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear. Kira has been teaching knitting and crochet classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2003.
1) Mandala Hat ~ Knit Pattern: Interwoven cables criss-cross on the surface of this slouchy hat. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and neatly decreases at the crown, creating a fractal design reminiscent of circular mandala patterns. Choose a size that is about 2″ larger than your head for a slouchy silhouette – the band will keep the hat snug on your head.
2) Reticulated Mitts ~ Knit Pattern: Traveling stitches cover the surface of these fingerless gloves in an intricate pattern reminiscent of ancient hand-knotted fishing nets. The stitch pattern is given in both written and charted form.
3) Rose Window Slouch ~ Crochet Pattern: You’ll love to wear this stylishly slouchy crocheted hat. The pretty lace pattern that accents the top of the hat is both written and diagrammed, so this is a great introduction to crocheted lace. Choose a yarn that will softly slouch – hidden elastic will keep the ribbing snug.
4) Fretwork Shawlette ~ Crochet Pattern: This delicate shawlette features inset bands of openwork and an elegant lace edging. It’s the perfect size to wrap around your neck like a scarf, or wear it across your shoulders with a pretty shawl pin. Make an effortless and stunning project with instructions that are both written and charted.
5) Side Impact Sweater ~ Knit Pattern: The flattering shape and lace details of this funnel neck sweater will ensure that you wear it frequently. The lace panels on the sleeves continue up the saddle shoulder and into the funnel neck, while matching panels run along the sides of the body. The body and sleeves are knit in the round to the armholes, then knit flat and sewn together.
6) Masonry Jacket ~ Crochet Pattern: I see this sweater as a re-imagining of 1960s jackets, updated for modern crocheters. It features a wide stand-up collar, round-yoke shaping highlighted by a herringbone half-double crochet stitch, 3/4 length sleeves, and large buttons. Yarns with a subtle color variation will highlight the herringbone stitch pattern and seamless construction. This pattern was originally published in Inside Crochet magazine.
7) Concentric Circles Pullover ~ Knit Pattern: The round-yoke construction of this sweater allows for uninterrupted stripes that start at the roll-neck and continue down through the yoke and the upper part of the body and sleeves. This is a great everyday sweater for active kids.
8) Little Sparrow Shawl ~ Knit Pattern: This whisper-light shawl drapes gracefully from the shoulders, with a pretty lace border radiating out from a simple textured yoke. The ¾-circle shape keeps it in place without the need for a pin. This is a deceptively simple design, with an intricate-looking result.
9) Kaleidoscopic Cowl ~ Knit Pattern: Play with a colorful palette while making this quick and fun cowl. Each color mixes with the one above and below for an ever-changing interplay of hues. The easy slip-stitch pattern works best with a mix of dark and lighter/brighter yarns, or choose one solid and one variegated for the two-color version.
10) Sawtooth Skirt ~ Knit Pattern: This sophisticated skirt is quick to knit, worked in the round from the waistband to the hem. The a-line shape skims your figure without clinging and the lace edging, which is knit separately and sewn on, sways gently as you walk.
Kira has been generous enough to offer her adorable Odysseus the Octopus pattern to you for FREE for 10 days. It is a great way to get the feel of her writing style, and he sure is fun! Also, he’s a great little stash buster.
Code to get Odysseus the Octopus pattern for free August 11-21: jessie
Here is the cute little Odysseus that I made, the girls love him!
PLUS, Kira has provided a coupon code for a discount off her patterns for 10 days as well! Today is Kira’s birthday, so go buy yourself some discounted patterns and wish her a happy birthday. 🙂
Code to get 30% off any Kira K Designs patterns August 11-21: jessieathome
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