Monday, March 8, 2010

Tension Magazine

Lolita
Designed by:  Josi Hannon Madera

MATERIALS:
5.0 mm (US-H/8) & 5.5 mm (US-I/9) hooks
3 - ¾ in. dia. (19 mm), 4-hole buttons
Tapestry needle
Cascade Sierra, in color #03 - (580, 615, 650, 685, 720, 755, 790, 825) yds

A supa-cute a-line mini with the structural elements that reflect the newest trends on the runway, it features simple cable detailing, a 3-button opening at the center-back, and "tushie-shaping" (so that it fits over one’s curves and doesn’t ride up in the back).  The sizing for this garment allows for a perfect fit because length and hip circumference are dealt with separately – so narrower sizes are not automatically shorter and wider sizes are not automatically longer. Is that the way it should be all the time?
You Sexy Thing
Designed by Julie Armstrong Holetz
 
MATERIALS:
450 yds Cascade Sierra, color #60
US G/4 mm crochet hook
½ yd (46 cm) outer lining fabric
½ yd (46 cm) light weight interfacing
¾ yd (69 cm) inner lining fabric
¾" (1.9 cm) gold magnetic snap
Sewing needle and coordinating thread
1 ¼ yard (1.1 m) 3/8" (9 mm) cotton piping cord
2 sets 3/8" (9 mm) snap fasteners (optional)
Pair of 22" (56 cm) long sew-on leather handles
Yarn needle
Straight pins

This generously sized shoulder bag features a modern design with versatile styling. The base of the bag is crocheted using a textured stitch pattern with a light weight cotton, wool blend yarn for structure and durability. Whether it's vintage, funky, or classic, the unique construction that will allow you to choose a style that reflects your personality. Additional features include leather straps, magnetic snap closure and optional side snaps for additional space.  Pattern includes all necessary schematics and diagrams, as well as step-by-step instructions for each part of the bag.
Boxed in Afghan Square - Designed by Josi Hannon Madera

MATERIALS:
Make whichever size you prefer!
Per each square, in sport weight:
~ 4.5mm Tunisian hook*
~ 120 yds Main Color, sport weight
~ 110 yds Contrast Color, sport weight
Shown in Cascade 220 Wool.
Blocked square: 12 ¾ in x 16 in
Per each square, in worsted weight:
~ 6.0 mm Tunisian hook*
~ 140 yds Main Color, worsted
~ 130 yds Contrast Color, worsted
Shown in Cascade 220 Wool.
Blocked square: 16.5 in x 18.5 in
Per each felted square, worsted weight:
~ 9.0 mm Tunisian hook*
~ 210 yds Main Color, 100% wool yarn
~ 185 yds Contrast Color, 100% wool yarn
Pre-felting dimensions: 22 ¼ in. x 23 ¼ in. (56 ½ cm x 59 cm)
Post-felting: 15 in. x 17 ½ in. (38 cm x 44 ½ cm)

This bold geometric pattern could be repeated in an afghan, or felted into a floormat, or made in hemp as a placemat, or... or... you see what I mean. Pattern includes charts, graphics, photos AND written-out instructions.  Pick your favorite color combination!

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