Monday, July 13, 2009

Kira K Designs and Giveaway!






A favorite designer of mine, has recently released her 50th pattern! I think that is an amazing accomplishment!

Kira K Designs are both supremely beautiful and feminine with classic elements she draws from vintage clothing and accessories. Kira is quite talented in both knitting and crochet- it seems there is something for just about everyone in her shop.
Kira's patterns are straightforward and free of fussiness. I love that many of her patterns are suitable for first time learning- if you're new to lace or color work- I highly recommend trying a Kira K Designs Pattern!

To celebrate this monumental achievement, Kira is generously giving away a $50 gift certificate to her shop! Just take a moment this week- the giveaways will be announced on Saturday- to visit Kira K Designs and pick something you'd like to mention here on the blog. We would love and appreciate it, if you would twitter, plurk, facebook and ravelate about this giveaway too-we'll count those as extra entries (just let us know you did it!).

Kira, I adore your designs! Thank you, for being a part of our group!

79 comments:

jenheffer said...

just getting into the whole fingerless mittens deal - love the helix gloves! they're wonderful!

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Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

I've been wanting to do a skirt for AGES now, and the Cutaway is *BRILLIANT*. Love it. RTed @millarca

lotusdesigns said...

I loved the helix gloves to, very nice pattern. I also adored the sawtooh skirt.

Cathy said...

am a sucker for handbags - just ask my husband. I love the scrimshaw bag pattern. I am currently looking for patterns for Xmas presents and that may be my winner.

Cathy said...

twitter.

Minou14 said...

I really love the Origami Wrap Sweater and the Essential Cardigan. I've added both to my Ravelry queue.

Erin said...

beautiful designs! I love the side impact sweater and the kids cabled hoodie.

missus.mint said...

Great designs! I just love Side Impact!

Sarah said...

I love the origami wrap sweater. Gorgeous!

Strike My Fancy said...

The Fireside Jacket is perfect for that debonair young man in your life! There is a new baby in our family to knit for and this pattern would be so cute!

CinderLisa said...

Really can't describe how much I love the Cutaway skirt! She has some really lovely things, I can't believe I didn't know about her before!

Girl in Red Shoes said...

I absolutely love her Sawtooth Skirt!

Jude said...

What great patterns!!! I have 3 favourites. The Origami Wrap Sweater, the Essential Cardigan and the Organic Hoodie...love the cabling up the back of the hood!

Buckette said...

I love scarves. The Luminous Scarf is right up my alley. It looks so delicate and glamorous.

Kristina said...

I love the origami wrap sweater and the diamond back sweater. She has such beautiful designs.

Nightphoenix said...

I love the side impact sweater. Looks to be quite flattering.

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redzshadow said...

I am in love with the Sawtooth Skirt! All the skirt designs by Kira are fabulous and stylish!! I also really like the Eyelet Twist Pullover. I see lots of new patterns being added to my Ravelry queue in my near future.

syeda said...

I love the hat and sweater, nice work.
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Turtle said...

i love Kira's designs! (i have actually had her site bookmarked for awhile now but had forgotten it!! gasp!) thanks for the reminder! There are 3 hat patterns alone i want, no i cannot pick a favorite! I love the textures and style she offers in knit designs!

Robin said...

Helix Gloves look awesome!

Ashley said...

i love the grown up hoodie...looks perfect for this fall!

monique said...

i love the helix gloves i wouldn't mind those being the first gloves i make

monique

tracethekat said...

I love the eyelet twist pullover! I wish I could knit! I'll have to hire my neighbor sometime... :)

TJJ said...

I love the grown-up hoodie and essential cardigan patterns.

Abby said...

I definitely love the Travelling Eyelet Sweater it's unique *and* wearable! =D

adioskitty said...

I love the Side Impact Sweater! The Helix gloves are awesome too.

The combination of yarn and pattern in all the photos is amazing.

tangoknitter said...

Love the organic hoodie. Perfect baby gift idea.

helenlam said...

Yay Kira! She's one of my favorite local designers. I'm currently working on the Side Impact Sweater, but the Tracery Scarf is my new favorite

Mama Jude said...

All of the patterns are beautiful. I am particularly attracted to the Fireside Jacket for babies/children. That wrap around baby sweater looks great as well!

Judy

sunnie fairy said...

her concentric circles pullover is so cute!

tstept2 said...

The traveling eyelet sweater is SO beautiful! It makes me wish for fall!

Tami Steptoe
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Sally said...

I love that all of her patterns are downloadable PDFs. I am especially in love with the scrimshaw tote. Too cute.

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Snaps said...

I really do loooove that Watercolor Shrug. I added it to my Rav queue last night. I've been looking for a cute shrug to knit up. Now I just need to find the perfect yarn for it. And what color to choose?

Timiae said...

Definitely the sawtooth skirt! It's gorgeous!

Heather said...

What an amazing range of patterns! I love the interesting simplicity of the twist scarf.

Sharon Rose said...

I love the Essential Cardigan and the Origami Wrap. Great classic stuff!

zot said...

I like ALL of the skirts and her Watercolor Shrug. So pretty...

Kenyetta said...

I love the side impact sweater and the helix gloves!

LICraftgal said...

Oh I love her stuff!!! I have a few of her sweaters in my que on Ravelry. The lattice pull over I have to do by fall for sure!1

mad angel said...

These designs are something to aspire to, for sure! I have a few more pounds to go before I could wear some of the more fitted things, but I really love the sawtooth skirt, the essential cardi, and some of the scarves and mitts!

Elaine said...

I love the akimbo skirt. Now all I have to do is go on a diet and ...

Off to blog

Elaine said...

I just blogged about the contest at http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/

Sylvia said...

I think my daughter would really like the Eyelet Twist Pullover. Really nice designs (but I love the stitchmarkers too)

Jersey said...

I just love the Akimbo Skirt

Ľubaša said...

Those patterns are great. I love Cutaway skirt, but I am sure that I am not patient enough to make it by myself.:-) Thanks.

EJ said...

So many of the skirts are beautiful. The big problem for me would be that while they look wonderful on a young slim figure, they would likely not look great on mine. Buy maybe my daughter would love one. I think my favorite is akimbo

Jan L said...

Since I rarely spin more that 4 oz. of any particular fiber and I do a very consistent aran weight, I'd pick the topless mittens as a very useful pattern for me.

tom said...

The Watercolor Shrug is really cute.

knitting fool said...

Helix gloves are great-looking

Rachel O said...

I really like the Eyelet Twist Pullover

StephCat said...

I like the traveling eyelet sweater & the side detail sweater (sorry, blanking on its name!)

Vanessa said...

The baby sweaters are gorgeous! I love the cocoon cardigan.

LadeeBee said...

I am familiar with Kira K Designs! I have seen her work on Knitty.com, I believe. I adore her skirts and have been fantasizing about making one for a very long time. I am in luv with the Cutaway Skirt. What a flirty little detail and very clever.

purple-power said...

I really like Eyelet Twist Pullover - very pretty.

Carla said...

Helix gloves - gotta make them.

Carlin said...

I am exceptionally tempted by the Watercolor Shrug. I figure I'd stand a better chance at finishing the smaller item and yet still have an awesome sweater!

Max. H said...

Wow, your designs are amazing! I particularly love the sweater & skirt designs, they are so simple, yet unique & totally wearable! The sawtooth skirt is gorgeous!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

Silverstah said...

I love, love, LOVE the Watercolor Shrug. I've been HUGE into shrugs recently, and this one is utterly gorgeous. :) LOVE!

silverstah at gmail! :)

Angeliner Mediner said...

I love the bas relief hat!

Daniella said...

the diamond back sweater is soo beautiful!

JuliaA said...

the concentric circles pullover is great!

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trh said...

I've loved her Diamond Back sweater since I first saw it - as soon as I catch up with myself, I will have it.

Bronwyn said...

I really like the Essential Cardigan. Those skirts are awfully cute, though!

Turtle said...

very nice items! love that rainbow rustic handspun!

heather said...

I think I will have to learn cabling I love the Twist Scarf. But I also have half a dozen babies that would look great in the Fireside Sweater. Beautiful designs

gypsiesthread said...

I adore the Scrimshaw Satchel!!! I can just see it made in some handspun silk... once I get caught up I will have it!

Creations By Hand said...

The sawtooth skirt is beautiful!

The Mully's said...

Sawtooth skirt, hands down! I have always wanted a hand-knit skirt!

Ann Ryan said...

Love the Organic Hoodie and the stitch markers!

Anna said...

I love the watercolor shrug, and the side impact sweater! VERY cute!! I also love the helix gloves.

mallorychapin said...

I LOVE the Bell Curve skirt. I've been wanting to make it since I saw it on knitty.

Dragomeira said...

I'm just getting into lace-style patterns, and Intermittent Stripes Scarf is so pretty!

AJ said...

The Watercolor shrug and Grown-Up Hoodie are just about two of the loveliest things I've ever seen! I would LOVE to spend $50 or more here!

kataish said...

Oh my how generous of Kira! I love her stuff. Her Helix Gloves are my FAVOURITE. I have the pattern and will be knitting them up soon I hope!

vickie said...

i love the luminous scarf and the waterfall scarf

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PenelopeRose said...

I'm loving the Crocheted Toque! How cute is that?!!!

Jan L said...

Would love to try some of the "Playing in the Kettle" colorways in punta. I haven't worked with punta yet, but would like to.

Jan L said...

Would love to try some of the "Playing in the Kettle" colorways in punta. I haven't worked with punta yet, but would like to.