The Best of the Midwest Stitches Fashion Show: 7 New Inspiring Free Shawl Patterns, Knit Tops & More
By: Audrey Huggett, Editor for AllFreeKnitting.com
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Knitting is largely a solitary pursuit; the times when knitters do get together as a larger group tend to be celebratory, almost like giant fiber parties. The Knitting Universe STITCHES events are permanently bookmarked in every knitter’s calendar. To accommodate the wide geographic range of knitters, there are four STITCHES events across the nation: East, South, West, and Midwest. Each show can then showcase the talents of local knitters and fiber enthusiasts. The STITCHES shows are a weekend of pure wooly and fiber bliss, with lots of fun and friends thrown in for good measure. One of the most anticipated events at STITCHES is the fashion show, where knitters gather to see the latest designs modeled before their eyes. The fashion show is such a popular and inspiring part of the STITCHES event that the Knitting Universe has decided to compile some of the best designs into an eBook, The Best of the Midwest STITCHES Fashion Show: 7 New Inspiring Free Shawl Patterns, Knit Tops & More. If you missed the fashion show this year, this free eBook is the best way to recreate the experience. You can be the star of your own fashion show when you knit up these gorgeous patterns.
STITCHES Midwest, like Christmas, only happens once a year. While you’re waiting for your favorite knitting event to appear on the horizon of your calendar, you can content yourself with knitting up some of the best patterns from the fashion show. Every knitter is sure to fall in love with the patterns in this free eBook. A variety of patterns will keep you knitting all year long; these classy patterns will be a welcome addition to any wardrobe, and you’ll have a great time knitting them up and remembering all the fun you had at the last STITCHES show.
The Best of the Midwest STITCHES Fashion Show: 7 New Inspiring Free Shawl Patterns, Knit Tops & More
Knitters, almost universally, love shawl patterns. Shawls knit up with relative ease—you don’t have to worry about sleeves, anyways—and there is a lot of room for variation between different patterns. Knit shawl patterns can be the same general shape, yet look completely different, giving knitters a lot of room to experiment with different styles. The shawls in The Best of the Midwest STITCHES Fashion Show: 7 New Inspiring Free Shawl Patterns, Knit Tops & More are sure to become favorites. These creative knit patterns are elegant creations that will show off your skills as a knitter. Susan’s Shawl (page 24) is a prime example of the gorgeous shawl patterns that you will find in this free eBook. The Susan’s Shawl is a wonderful pattern for beginners who are interested in lace; the shawl pattern features bands of lace that are easily mastered by the novice knitter, yet still attractive. Even experienced knitters will enjoy knitting the Susan’s Shawl, and will most likely find it a relaxing pattern to work with. The relative simplicity of the shawl makes it a lovely accent piece that’s perfect for showing off the subtleties of a special yarn.
Knitters will feast their eyes on several knit shawl patterns in this eBook. The Princess Hibiscus Shawl (page 22) is a beautiful pattern that features an intricate lace boarder. An enterprising knitter with a bit of ambition could easily knit all of the shawl patterns in The Best of the Midwest STITCHES Fashion Show: 7 New Inspiring Free Shawl Patterns, Knit Tops & More to get her holiday knitting out of the way. With so many marvelous shawl patterns to choose from, it will be hard to pick just one to knit. Knitting up several of these knit shawl patterns is a great way to deck out your wardrobe in some new colorful knitted accessories. You'll look simply stunning all winter long when you are wrapped in one of these knitted shawls.
Wondering how to keep warm this winter? These knit top patterns will keep you warm and stylish. Whether you’re planning on wearing your hand knitted top to the office or a fancy dinner, these patterns will make you look like a cover girl. Created by some of the top designers at STITCHES, these gorgeous tops will be a joy to knit and wear. Knit up one of these patterns in your favorite color to create a top that you will want to wear year round. Patterns like the Elegant Evening Sweater (page 16) make perfect additions to an outfit. You can easily throw the Elegant Evening Sweater over an outfit for some additional warmth during the winter. The attractive design makes this pattern a great wardrobe cornerstone; you can pair this knit sweater with almost any outfit for an effortlessly stylish look.
The other knit tops in The Best of the Midwest STITCHES Fashion Show: 7 New Inspiring Free Shawl Patterns, Knit Tops & More are just as attractive. You can throw on the Angelica Vest (page 5) any time you are feeling a bit chilly and still want to look fabulous. A tasteful bit of lace makes this vest pattern a versatile garment that you can wear almost anywhere. Choose an extra warm yarn to make a vest the perfect winter companion. Everyone knows how chilly it can be even indoors during the cold months, so think ahead and knit up one of these wonderfully warm tops. These knit tops are fun projects to knit. It doesn’t get better than a project you can both knit and wear; the practical side of these knitting patterns is undeniable. The feeling of pride you will get when wearing your very own handiwork is reason enough to start one of these projects.
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