Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Katherine Vaughan Designs and *Giveaway*




Katherine Vaughan is doing something exciting with her designs! She has been creating small accessories- mostly bracelets out of her Phat Fiber samples and sharing her skill and eye for design with us!
One of the things I particularly appreciate about Katherine's designs, is her use of repetition. She'll find or create an entire piece based on one stitch design, making somewhat complicated looking pieces easy to tackle for the beyond basic knitter.
The scope of Katherine's work is amazing. From baby blankets to capelets, from kid's hats to women's accessories- I wonder if there is anything she cant create?
I have to mention one of her patterns I am particularly fond of right now and that is the Peak's Child Scarf and Hat Why? Because StitchJones is a Phat Fiber contributer as well! It warms my heart to see talented people come together to create beautiful things!
Katherine's April and May samples have arrived and they are both very pretty and appropriate for spring. I particularly like the corset- like ties on her new "Arrowhead Bracelet"- I can see this being a unisex knit.
We would all like to congratulate Katherine on the birth of a new healthy baby boy! Time to get cracking on some handsom boy-knits, KT. There is truly an aesthetic void (as a mom to boy myself) in that area of knitting!
In celebration of Katherine and her wonderful work, I would like to offer a giveaway- your choice of either the April Arrowhead Bracelet or the May Garden Bracelet. Just visit Katherine's Blog (links to both her Ravelry Store and her Etsy shop are there) find a design of hers that speaks to you, and post about it below here. We'll draw the winner on Friday! Extra twittering and other social media outlets will net you additional entries!

24 comments:

Susan said...

I love Happy Wrap! I may have to make myself one!

navars2 on Rav

julieua said...

Great idea for a beautiful bit of yarn!

KPP said...

I like the Hans' Baby Blanket

jennifer said...

I like the recycle bag pattern. Looks like fun!

jennifer

mordath said...

The Recycle bag is awesome, how completely neat!

~Coleva on Rav

Funky Monkey said...

I knit Skirtsicle for my 6 year-old daughter last Christmas. Great pattern!

RoamingKnitter said...

The Happy Wrap told me to get my needles ready, it wanted to be next up. What beautiful bracelets and a great idea for the samples.

Turtle said...

the happy wrap is great but also love the hugs and kisses purse. nice designs!

alittleweirdo said...

I like knitting bags, and there are some great bag patterns! I especially like the Alison Tote, and it only takes one skein of yarn!

primdollie said...

Oh I love her designs and the Peak's Child's hat and scarf are calling me for my granddaughters for Christmas this year!! Oh and what Lovely bracelets too! I hope to get one in my box what beautiful designs!! Hugs Linda

Quilting Pansy said...

I like the hugs and kisses purse

Cindy

Sharon said...

woo hoo! Great news that KT delivered a healthy baby boy.

Sharon aka Stitchjones

km said...

Congrats KT on the healthy baby boy! I've had my eye on the Skirtsicle for awhile now. My little one is finally favoring girly clothes over dressing like her brothers.

Little Miss S. said...

I love the texture of her Dewdrop Baby Blanket - I need to get started with a babyblanket really soon, I must start it...

Debbie said...

I really love the Garden bracelet. The colors are just what I love, and I always wear a bracelet to work. I've made a lot and I would love this one. Debbie

Alison said...

Well of course I love the Alison tote (since my former roomie KT created the pattern for my birthday last year)! I use mine all the time when I need a little bag.

As far as a pattern of hers I'd like to make, my baby needs more washcloths - and I think the Opening Hour cloth looks fun and functional!

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

I love the Happy Wrap Pattern it is just gorgeous.
Desertknitta on Rav

dragonmaille said...

The comfy cape looks so ... comfy. And it's gorgeous to boot. And it even looks like something I could knit.

dragonmaille (Rav too)

k8 said...

I love the Reduce Reuse Recycle Bag! That looks like SUCH a prefect idea!

sunnie fairy said...

I like the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle bag. I've never seen a bag like that with stripes. :]

cksknitter said...

I love the Comfy Cape. It's so versatile!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

breezily said...

I like the Wavy Days Clutch. Love the ripples.

Anonymous said...

I like the skirtsicle.Very pretty!

knitdesigns on Ravelry

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the kisses and hugs purse pattern.Hugs Darcy
rav id knottyknitter40