Today, Jen Lucas joined Marly to talk about how she started knitting, designing, and her new book Sock-Yarn Shawls. Don’t miss their discussion about being a new designer and all that goes along with it.
Jen Lucas is a relatively new designer in the knitting scene. She learned to knit just a few years ago after she graduated from college. A friend gave her booklet and yarn and she basically taught herself from there. Her first projects were, like a lot of new knitters, scarves. She progressed from those first scarves to socks and then shawls. After her first few patterns on Ravelry, she decided to propose a book to Martingale which eventually became Sock-Yarn Shawls.
The book has 15 shawl patterns all made with sock yarn. The first section has simple triangular shawls that start with garter or stockinette stitch and end with lace borders. The second section expands on the first with more complicated all-over lace. The last section goes beyond the triangular shape and explores other shapes. You can get the book on Ravelry, Martingale, and Amazon.
You can find Jen on her website, Knitting Like Crazy, Facebook and Ravelry. She has also done a few videos with DailyCraftTV, the first of which is up now. Check out her How to Knit (a shawl from the book) video and keep a look out for more in the future.
And last but not least, the GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment below with today’s keyword for your chance to win you own copy of Sock-Yarn Shawls!
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