The DFW Designers Collection, Volume 2
The Better-Than-Ever Year-Long Knit AND Crochet Along
An amazing opportunity! Imagine wonderful patterns from local knit and crochet designers coming to you every month between now and next year’s Crawl — each curated to help you enjoy your new Yarn Crawl stash and to help you create beautiful knitwear for yourself and others.
Choose from either the Knit Collection – $60 for 16 top quality, test-knit and tech approved patterns
or the Crochet Collection – $30 for 8 top-quality, test-crocheted and tech approved patterns,
OR the “Mega” Collection of all 24 patterns for only $80 – a ten dollar savings!
What our Volume 1 Subscribers have to say:
“I really enjoyed Volume 1. The patterns were varied, interesting and I learned several new techniques. It was fun opening my patterns each month and finding a new project to knit.” ~S. Jackson
“My favorite things about the Collection? Learning new techniques and the community of the Ravelry group.” ~E. Forester
“I bought Volume 1 as a leap of faith, aiming to learn new techniques. My goal was reached, I learned a lot, with the added reward of some beautiful finished articles. So, here I am, on board for Volume 2 and excited to get started.” ~J. Clayden
“I enjoyed getting to know more about the talented designers in our local area. I’m looking forward to more of the same in Volume 2” ~R. Allen
No other pattern bundle offers you the quantity and quality of these patterns from top designers in our region.
You’ll also receive in-depth personal profiles of each designer as his/her pattern is released, so that you’ll grow to know each one like a personal friend and stitching companion. Each designer will be available through the pattern’s Ravelry thread in a special group created just for Collection Subscribers.
These designs express the heart and essence of eighteen of DFW’s most popular and talented designers–designers you’ve seen featured on Ravelry’s homepage, in Cascade Yarn’s offerings, and in Vogue Knitting! Stay motivated all year, through these Knit- and Crochet-Alongs guided by the designers themselves.
Click to buy your Crochet Collection, or to buy your Knit Collection now through Ravelry.com. An incredible value at $80 for the entire collection, (add both the Knit and Crochet Collections to your cart, and your discount will be applied at checkout).
Earn points for prizes! Rack up points for casting on, using stash yarn, posting projects to Ravelry and MORE! These prizes will range from handy notions and luscious yarns, up to our grand prize of Dinner with the Designers for the top point earners.
The Knit-Along Schedule:
September – Amy Young, W7W Poncho — stunning and sleek poncho with lace and leather cord.
October –Anye Freer, Wings-a-Flutter — socks using diagonal increases and decreases to evoke images of stained glass panels. Also, Petra Breakstone –Sand to Sea — crescent shawl inspired by sweet summer days and an outing to the ocean.
November– Jenn Rinella, Agnate — a bulky or worsted reversible cable cowl.
December – Tim Stephens, men’s necktie — 100% reversible, good TV knit, child and adult size. Also, Laurie Beardsley — Eccentricity — fingerless mitts with tilted stripes and coordinating cuffs.
January – Ted Woodward-Partridge, Eigh-shruth A-sruth Shrug — Celtic-inspired one piece seamless shrug knit cuff to cuff.
February – Alissa Barton, infant onsie – size 3 to 6 months, play on color — mini skeins recommended.
March – Karen Robinson, Herald Hat — cables and twisted stitches with a medieval flair.
April – Carissa Browning, Bluebonnet Fields Forever Shawl — center-out lace to form a half-hexagonal shape, and Janna Garrett, No Count No Lace Shawl — relies on stitch markers and a scale to customize this shawl.
May – Kristen Mangus, Rolling Ocean Cowl — soft and rolling like the ocean.
June– Alexandra Davidoff, our Vogue Knitting designer has a surprise project.
July – Jacki Shuttleworth, Summer Melons — asymmetrical triangle construction with touches of stranded color work, simple eyelet rows, and a unique horizontal braid detail.
August – Natalia Elam, Northern Lights Brioche Shawl — brioche, cabling, lace, and beads all in one shawl to capture the beauty of the northern lights. Also, Stella Merante, Socks This Way! — casual sock using slipped and stockinette stitch to fit men and women.
September – Natalia Elam, Deep in the Heart of Texas — filet crochet family heirloom or an accent for a pillow with beaded embellishment, in three sizes.
November – Jenn Rinella, Agnate — mirrored cables in honor of how we may look similar to our siblings.
January – Laurie Beardsley, Another Brick — cowl with a little texture worked in the round inspired by Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
February – Jacki Shuttleworth, textured baby blanket.
March – Petra Breakstone, Wrap Me Up — Tunisian crochet wrap with strategically placed buttons.
May – Denise Royal, Desmo Socks — ankle socks written in three sizes.
June – Denise Royal, Cy Sack — a slouchy market bag to carry all of your new acquisitions.
July – Kelli Ladwig, this designer of lace and beads is still hammering in her workshop–stay tuned.
All these patterns are beginner- to advanced-beginner patterns, perfect for stress-free stash busting or for searching out the perfect local yarn.
All of these patterns are brand new, never before seen, written especially for this amazing collection.
Click here for the Vol 2 -Teasers & Shopping List for the yarns recommended for all the patterns in both Collections.
As they are released, the patterns will be added to your Ravelry Library!