2021 Holiday Fashion Show Photos
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#1 – 2 Pattern name – Throwover Pullover; Designer/pattern source – Andrea Mowry – Ravelry or DreaReneeKnits.com
#1 Made by/modeled by Nicole Simpson; Yarn – Malabrigo Rios in Paris Night and Bo Peep Pure from West Yorkshire Spinners in Dandelion Natural Mist
Notes: Nicole made this sweater in Navy’s colors and wore it to her 20th reunion
#2 Made by/modeled by Sharon Hunt; Yarn – Magpie Fibers Nest, a worsted Corriedale, in Twilight Brew and Spincycle Dream State, a superwash wool, in Family Jewels, Salty Dog, and Nostalgia
Notes: A classic sweater perfect over T-shirts and jeans or pulled over woolen undershirts when the weather turns cold.
#3 Pattern name – Sestra Shawl; Designer/pattern source – Amanda Kaffka – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Andrea Berg; Yarn – Mix of DK merino yarns from Guild Stash Sale
Notes: This was a test knit for the designer, using yarns left over from sweaters.
#4 Pattern name – Peacock Strut cardigan; Designer/pattern source – Mary Brown (personal)
Made by/modeled by Mary Brown /Annette Friedlein; Yarn – Various fingering and sock yarns in turquoise and purple
Notes: Mary used the Magic Ball technique, which involves joining multiple lengths of leftover yarn and simply knitting with the result. Peacock buttons add the perfect finishing touch.
#5 Pattern name – Lost in Time shawl; Designer/pattern source – Johanna Lindahl – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Yvonne Price; Yarn – Anzula fingering in pink, blue, teal, lilac, and silver
Notes: This free pattern can be customized to make any size you wish with any yarn or hook size.
#6 – 7 Pattern name – Festival of Stitches shawl; Designer/pattern source – Lisa Hannes – Ravelry
#6 Made by/modeled by Jackie Pearson; Yarn – Stash yarn
Notes: Jackie’s Saturday Zoom group made this shawl as a knit-along.
#7 Made by/modeled by Kerry Nare; Yarn – Moondrake Merino Linen, a fingering single ply in 90/10 merino/linen, colorways are Rose Quartz, Mauve, and Chocolate
Notes: Kerry saw this pattern on Ravelry, where it was originally a Mystery Knit Along. She was attracted to the colors and stitch patterns. Later, when she saw a kit for sale from Loops with similar colors, she had to buy it even though the MKAL was over. The yarn is delicious and a joy to knit, with the linen softening the merino. The pattern was fun and Kerry thanks Carol Myers for her super blocking job!
#8 Pattern name – The Raven poncho; Designer/pattern source – Alice Starmore – Glamourie (book)
Made by/modeled by Sandy Yayanos; Yarn – Knit Picks worsted and DK superwash merino wool in Indigo Heather
Notes: Sandy made this poncho for her daughter – at her daughter’s request. It is worked in four panels with short rows forming the scalloped bottom. Feathers are worked separately and attached after the poncho is assembled.
#9 Pattern name – Honeysweet shawl; Designer/pattern source – Romi Hill – Ravelry and Designs by Romi
Made by/modeled by Ginny Newton; Yarn – Anzula Vera, fingering in 65/35 silk/linen
Notes: Ginny nearly ran out of yarn, probably because she knits a little loosely. Be careful!
#10 – 11 – 12 Pattern name – Suolaulu sweater; Designer/pattern source – Jenna K – Ravelry
Notes: Sweater pattern is inspired by Finnish nature myths using Baltic and Scandinavian motifs. Knitted seamlessly from hem to neckline, there are a lot of long floats in the colorwork.
#10 Made by/modeled by Andie Rushing; Yarn – Retrosaria Pegulhal in natural and red/brown
#11 Made by/modeled by Deborah Cravets; Yarn – Anzula Squishy in Black Cherry and MadTosh Tosh Sock in Rose
#12 Made by/modeled by Vickie Howell; Yarn – Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in dark green and white
#13 Pattern name – Bonbori shawl; Designer/pattern source – Olga Buraya-Kefelian – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Laura Brubaker; Yarn – Di Gilpin Lalland, a beautiful Scottish wool, in Silver Birch, Morion, and Crowdie
Notes: Laura wanted a pop of color, so she added blue at the end
#14 Pattern name – Pink Fizz sweater; Designer/pattern source – Andrea Mowry – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Willa Cather; Yarn – Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering sock yarn and Loft mohair/silk in Fair Fight (a special colorway for election year)
Notes: Willa loves the comfort that the silk/mohair adds. The lace panels are a Japanese stitch design. She would have liked the two pattern strips to be a little closer together in the center.
#15 Pattern name – Fringed vest designed by Collen Davis
Made by/modeled by Colleen Davis/modeled by daughter Sharon Dintaman; Yarn – Misc. from Collen’s stash
Notes: The vest is knit sideways in a rolling rib – 4 rows of stockinette and 4 rows of reverse stockinette. It features bottom inserts of unmitered rectangles also in rolling rib.
#16 Pattern name – Javelin Yoke pullover; Design Designer/pattern source – Renate Kamm – The Knitting Guild Association’s Cast On, Winter 20-21
Made by/modeled by Renate Kamm; Yarn –The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light, a very soft blend of merino, cashmere, and silk.
Notes: Renate notes that this yarn is lighter than 100% wool but just as warm. Her pattern was selected as a knit-along by the Normal Heights Knitters last winter. Some are complete, some are still in progress. It was the group’s first Zoom KAL.
#17 Pattern name – Goldfish Memory shawl; Designer/pattern source – Casapinka – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Constance Grace; Yarn – Assorted yarns in fingering – reds and browns
Notes: This shawl was knit with yarn bought at Yarning for You. Connie received a gift certificate for the store as a prize for her entry at the San Diego County Fair.
#18 Pattern name – Julianne short-sleeve cardigan; Designer/pattern source – Drops – Creative Knitting Magazine, May 2010 (and free on Ravelry)
Made by/modeled by Constance Grace / her daughter Sharon Meng; Yarn – “probably a bamboo blend”
Notes: Knit as a gift for her daughter, who is modeling it
#19 – 20 Pattern name – Astratto shawl (“abstract” in Italian); Designer/pattern source – Tiziana Sammuri / Ravelry
Notes: An inventive pattern inspired by the abstract painting “Red, Yellow, Blue” by 19th-century artist Kandinsky. More than 700 beads in 21 colors – 41 different cables – short rows – Vikkel braid – and numerous other special stitches make this a challenging but rewarding project.
#19 Made by/modeled by Sydnie Wauson; Yarn – Dye Diana Dye TussaLin in Rio del Oro – a light fingering 65% Tussah, 35% Linen
Notes: One of ten colorways especially created by Dye Diana Dye for the original KAL.
#20 Made by/modeled by Sydnie Wauson/Jan Faulkner; Yarn – Dye Diana Dye TussaLin in Peridot
Notes: Jan chose this colorway for her early Christmas present.
#21 Pattern name – Elorie sweater; Designer/pattern source – Elizabeth Doherty – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Linda Hart; Yarn – Colinette Jitterbug 400 superwash merino in Velvet Plum
Notes: This well-written pattern knits up quickly owing to all the slipped stitches on the longest rows. It is knit top-down.
#22 Pattern name – Fireworks sweater; Designer/pattern source – Marie Greene – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Lupe Smith; Yarn – Sew Happy Jane hand-dyed DK yarns in superwash wool/nylon in Delightful Tweed and Magical Mischief
Notes: This pattern was released in 2021 as the 5th Annual “4 Day KAL” – an event that challenges knitters to create a sweater in 4 days! The unique firework stitches in this design cascade down the yoke like streams of light in the night’s sky. Fireworks is knit seamlessly from the top-down, with round yoke shaping and a slightly cropped lower body length.You can easily adjust the length to your preference.
#23 Pattern name – Short-sleeve sweater of Melody’s own design
Made by/modeled by Melody Wagner; Yarn – Stash yarn in a variety of colors and fibers including wool, cotton, rayon, and acrylic
Notes: The sweater is made from numerous knitted pieces which are then sewn together. The project started in a class with Myra Wood.
#24 Pattern name – Butterfly | Papillon shawl: Designer/pattern source – Marin Ja Knits – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Kimberly McIntyre; Yarn – Cascade Heritage Silk (a wool/silk blend) and Queensland Perth Kings Canyon (a wool/nylon blend)
Notes: Kimberly thanks Carol Myers for helping her start this project. Carol’s tracking sheets are amazing!
#25 Pattern name – Magnolia cardigan; Designer Designer/pattern source – Camilla Vad – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by M.E. (“Emmy”) Whitlock Fithian; Yarn – La Bien Aimee Merino DK in Damask and Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Shadow
Notes: The sweater is knit with the two yarns held together. Emmy loves the squishy warmth of this combination.
#26 Pattern name – The Big Ease; Designer/pattern source – Jennifer Shiels Toland – JST Designs – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Andrea Berg; Yarn Cascade 220 Aran
Notes: This was a test knit for the designer. Andrea ran out of the Cascade yarn but was able to complete the sweater using Stash Sale finds!
#27 – 28 – 29 Pattern name – Pianta di Grano brioche shawl: Designer/pattern source – Lavanya Patricella – Ravelry and Laine Magazine, Issue 9
#27 Made by/modeled by Kerry Nare; Yarn – Malabrigo Mechita in Glitter and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Onyx – both are single ply merino superwash
Notes: This is Kerry’s second ever brioche project. She had two skeins of the gold which clearly did not match so she alternated rows. This meant she could not carry the color up the side which left lots of ends to weave in!
#28 Made by/modeled by Ginny Newton; Yarn – Fingering in 2 colors from stash
Notes: Ginny says she definitely went outside her comfort zone with these color choices!
#29 Made by/modeled by Linda Berger: Yarn – Fingering in 2 colors from stash
#30 Pattern name – Lolo scarf; Designer/pattern source – Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Made by/modeled by Laura Brubaker; Yarn – Maggi Knits Irish Linen in Natural
Notes: Lola was written as a cowl, but Laura doesn’t like cowls so she got creative and made it into a scarf.
#31 Pattern name – Boxy Asymmetrical Cardigan; Designer/pattern source – Berta Karapetyan – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Sandy Yayanos: Yarn – Karabella Aurora 8 extra-fine merino
Notes: Sandy says this project was “messy” to assemble. She used snaps for closure instead of buttons and buttonholes.
#32 and 33 Pattern name: LYS (Little Yellow Sweater); Designer/pattern source – Andrea Mowry – Ravelry or DreaReneeKnits.com
#32 Made by/modeled by Nicole Simpson; Yarn – La Vien Aimee in Bois de Rose
Notes: Nicole gets well-deserved compliments every time she wears this beautiful! She loves the lacework.
#33 Made by/modeled by Sharon Hunt; Yarn – Shibui Birch in Pollen, a light fingering single extra-fine merino
Notes: Andrea has designed a versatile, cropped cardigan that can be worn open over dresses and tunics or buttoned and paired with high-waisted skirts or trousers. Sharon loves the little bobbles!
#34 Pattern name: Armored; Designer/pattern source – Stephen West
Made by/modeled by Colleen Davis/modeled by daughter Sharon Dintaman; Yarn – Misc. blacks and shades of turquoise from Colleen’s stash
Notes: Don’t you know that if Colleen Davis uses a pattern, it’s from Stephen West! This convertible garment is armored with several woolly pleats. The curved shape is made from two identical halves that each begin at the armhole and increase to the center back. Colleen notes that it includes lots of tucks and short rows.
#35 Pattern name: Fox Paws wrap; Designer/pattern source – Xandy Peters – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Yvonne Price; Yarn – Anzula fingering in pink, blue, teal, lilac, and silver
Notes: Fox Paws features a distinctive stripe motif that looks like little interlocking fox feet. Using only increases and decreases, stripes are shaped into extreme waves. It can be worked in 2 or more colors without any stranded or intarsia techniques. There are no strange loops on the wrong side and the wrap is very stretchy and drapey.
#36 Pattern name: Winter’s Tale shawl; Designer/pattern source – Rose Beck – Miss Bab’s Book Club 2021
Made by/modeled by Lupe Smith; Yarn – Miss Bab’s Keira sportweight superwash merino in Hidden Secrets and Miss Bab’s Moonglow lace mohair/silk in Veiled Truth
Notes: The two yarns are held together throughout the garment
#37 Pattern name: Hue Shift Afghan; Designer/pattern source – Kerin Dimeler-Laurence – available at Knit Picks website
Made by/modeled by Louise Shappee; Yarn – Knit Picks Brava sport acrylic
Notes: The pattern is written for 4 different colorways. Louise calls hers the “Rainbow” as she used 10 colors of yarn! She began the project in November 2020 after seeing it on the Quarantine Knitting group’s Facebook page. It is made of 100 mitered squares, knitted in 4 blocks of 25 each, then seamed down the middle. The pattern is also available for crochet.
#38 Pattern name: French CanCan shawl; Designer/pattern source – L’Atelier de Mademoiselle – Ravelry
Made by/modeled by Sharon Meng; Yarn – From stash
Notes: A crescent shaped shawlette with a stunning lace and French braid border. Simple, feminine, French… with a very nice drape.
#39 Pattern name: Diamonds Are Forever pullover designed by Mary Brown
Made by/modeled by Mary Brown/Annette Friedlein; Yarn – Various fingering and sock yarns in blue, green, and pink
Notes: Mary’s design features a cowl neckline. Notice that each sleeve is different from the other!