Business Card Case

posted in: bag, bamboo, business cards, case, lotus yarns, TNNA, wallet | 4

I got new business cards yesterday to take to TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association) in Phoenix!  Seeing these I thought I needed a small case to put them in. Why buy one when you can make one? This would also be great for credit cards, or a small wallet. I made this with maybe 20 yards of Lotus Yarns 100% Bamboo (any other worsted weight yarn would work too) on 4.5mm needles. This was knit on two double pointed … Read More

Inspiration

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My husband Brian bought me some beautiful yarn for Christmas. I didn’t give him any hints, and this was his first time buying yarn, he did very well! From left to right: Anime #2, Anime #6, Socktopus sokkusu – Jasper. After reading this post by Yarn Harlot I felt the need to make something with one of these yarns.  I looked high and low through my patterns and on revelry. I didn’t quite feel up to designing anything today, and then I … Read More

Miya Shawl is here!

posted in: lotus yarns, miya, patterns, shawl | 12

The Miya shawl was inspired by Lotus Yarns’ Miya yarn, which is a lovely fingering weight yarn that is made of 70% mink, 20% merino, and 10% silk.   The shawl is knit from one end to another and is a crescent shape, with the ends measuring about 4″ wide and the middle about 20″ wide. You can see it here on Ravelry. This is a picture of the lovely Jasmine wearing the Miya shawl! I will give this pattern away for free … Read More

First Post!

posted in: lotus yarns, pierrot, TNNA | 0

This is the first of my brand new blog: Mari Knits! A special thanks to Justin Barnes for this great logo! I recently finished yet another one of the broken rib hat, for which you can find my pattern for free on Ravelry. This is made with Lotus Yarns new superwash merino aran weight yarn which is super soft and warm. You can also vote for this hat pattern on Pierrot’s webiste: http://www.gosyo.co.jp/works/entry.php?e=1661. This hat was originally designed to be knit with Pierrot Yarn

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