Welcome to the year 2016. I hope everyone has had a smooth slide into it.
I thought I should start this New Year with a little bit of sparkle.
Early last year Rowan invited me to celebrate their new collaboration with Swarovski Create your Style in Düsseldorf.
Rowan designer Jennie Atkinson and Swarovski designer Marlene Kohlhofer have created a new rang of sparkling designs.
Here are some pictures from this event:
And I have seen some of the designs at the Knitting&Stitching Show at the Alexandra Palace in October:
These are very impressive knits but I have knitted the Triangular Scarf, a free pattern by Jennie Atkinson using Kidsilk Haze and 49 Swarovski Crystals.
This scarf is knitted and a crochet border is added to the main part of the scarf. On the last row of crochet the beads are added.
It is a lovely and easy to knit/crochet little scarf and it is great to be gifted. So I have knitted it twice. In pink and blue.
Here are the results:
A Happy New Year 2016 to all of you. Let it sparkle!