Monday, September 03, 2007

New Patterns for Fall in Lanas Puras Melosa!!

Fall will soon be upon us and what better way to celebrate the end of summer than to knit something new and beautiful! We are super excited to release two gorgeous new patterns in our very own Lanas Puras Melosa that will help you transition in style to the cooler weather.

The Cable Pleated Skirt is a chic pattern designed by Shirley MacNulty. Shirley is a professional knitwear designer, teacher, author and technical editor, and is a charter member and jury coordinator of the Association of Knitwear Designers (International). She is also a member of the National Needlearts Association, the Knitting Guild Association, and the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild. She has a great deal of experience designing patterns for both knitting companies and magazines.

The Cable Pleated Skirt is Shirley's first pattern designed exclusively for One Planet Yarn and Fiber and is shown here in Lanas Puras Melosa, fingering weight, in the blueberry colorway. The skirt is knit from the top down, a method that makes it easy to try on the skirt as you knit to be sure of the fit. The style is a simple classic, flattering to almost any body shape and can be knit in either a fashionable above-the-knee length as shown or in a longer length. It looks wonderful with boots or flats.

Analise is a fabulous dress designed by the talented Amy Marshall. Amy learned to hand knit in college from a performer she worked with at Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. Later, in her college career she learned to machine knit on a hand loom, incorporating several knit pieces in her senior collection and she quickly began designing and knitting her own patterns. Amy started selling some of her handcrafted items in 2004 when she left the corporate world to work independently and began designing and writing patterns for publication in 2006. You can visit her Etsy store to shop for some of her lovely handcrafted items. Analise is a simple, but stunning cowl neck dress which looks fabulous over a pair of leggings with or without a shirt layered underneath it. The ribbon tie provides flattering shaping. The design works beautifully with handpainted variegated yarn and features our own Lanas Puras Melosa fingering weight yarn shown here in the Sunset colorway.

Watch this space for many more exciting patterns to come in the next few months designed with Lanas Puras Melosa, Lanas Puras Clarissa and Black Pearl cashmere yarns.

Please join our Knitters Group, a Knit-A-Long (KAL) space for all the patterns and yarns you purchase through One Planet Yarn and Fiber. To join the KAL, email Connie Chang at

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