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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Clare Beauty

(Photo courtesy of Annie's)

Clare Beauty
 
Crochet! magazine - Autumn 2014
 
 
Now the instructions to a simpler version of my prize-winning Connemara Beauty design are available on newsstands or at www.crochetmagazine.com.
 
 
This design features 2 large flower-like decorative knots.  (The model above is actually wearing the back on the front for this photo showing the versatility of the sweater.)  Tips and photos for how to weave the intricate knot are found on the page to the left.
 
 
The original design had 9 decorative knots in it - some can be seen in the photo below when it hung in the "Winners' Circle" of the CGOA Design Competition (for earning 2nd place in the Fashion Category) - so to make it simpler, the Clare Beauty has just the two main knots woven in a beautiful blue (like the original).
 
 
(Photo courtesy of Susan Lowman)
 
Unlike the original, the knot on the front is much larger and even from a distance, its intricacies can be noticed as shown in the photo below.
 
 
I loved creating this design - the blue of the yarn reminded me of the rivers and lakes in Ireland.  I even wove the knots while sitting by a beautiful lake near my home. 
 
 


3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your award winning design!!

    I also love blue - almost any shade! This shade is really beautiful! I have crocheted off and on for the last 50 years and have never heard of "knotting". Would love to learn!!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!

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