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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...
Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also contributed designs to and worked with several yarn companies. Recently, I designed the Fall Collection for Manos del Uruguay yarns.
While knitting is my dominant craft now, I've always been a crafter and sewer. I used to make my own clothes in high school and made jewelry. Two years ago, I got a bit into silversmithing as well.
Aside from freelance design work, I am also have a couple of publishing projects coming down the pike. I also have a small boutique business, Crafty Diversions (craftydiversions.com), which distributes other designers' patterns and products to yarn shops and retailers.
My crazy self decided that I needed to knit a shawl for my godmother when she visited from overseas. Hence, I commenced Operation: 2-Day Shawl. The shawl was designed, written and knitted in less than 48 hours. No kidding!
The Weekend Shawl is the reincarnated with options for two different yarn weights in three sizes each (6 sizes total). The shawl shape (3/4 circle) ensures that it stays on your shoulders without any slippage or pins. It's worked top-down in a simple background of Stockinette stitch. The lace border adds a simple elegance.
While you may not be wacky enough to knit it in two days, it sure is nice to know that you can, right?
This pattern is my best seller in all markets - all digital venues and also in print.
(*Red sample shown worked in size M using Sanguine Gryphon Gaia Fingering (40% cashmere, 60% silk; 210 yds/ 192 m; 2 oz/ 56.5 g); color: sundogs, 4 skeins. Blue sample shown worked in size S using Yummy Yarn Studio Alpaca Silk Lace (70% alpaca, 30% silk; 874 yds/ 800 m, 3 oz/ 100 g); color: Indian ocean, 1 skein. *note: Sanguine Gryphon has since stopped producing yarn. A recommended substitution is Anzula Squish (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon); color: one red shoe, 2 skeins)
Fingering: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St. st; 24 sts and 20 rows = 5"/ 12.5cm in Saturday Lace, 2 repeats worked 10 times; 24 sts and 18 rows = 5.25"/ 13.5cm in Sunday Lace, 2 repeats worked 3 times
Lace: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St. st; 24 sts and 20 rows = 4.75"/ 12cm in Saturday Lace, 2 repeats worked 10 times; 24 sts and 18 rows = 5"/ 12.5cm in Sunday Lace, 2 repeats worked 3 times