Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper

Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper

I can finally share this!
I’m beyond honoured, happy and humbled to have been featured in Berroco’s Designer Spotlight.

Knitting and Crochet techniques from the Berroco Design Team

If a hurricane hit a yarn shop, it might look something like Karin Bole Tupper’s workspace mid-design. Her process might not be pretty, but the results are!

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Fino Finito!

I was beavering away at this and more than ever need a love slave for my hands! This is my Manos del Uruguay version of “Filigree” and the one that I hope will be displayed at the LYS by week’s end. It’s a completely different look and feel in the merino silk blend v. the alpaca rayon. The stitches really pop in this base! I really love them both ūüôā

Filigree has garnered a little interest from the folks at Berroco and hopefully, I’ll be able to tell a bit more in the coming weeks. Back to the grind to get a couple more samples done for both the LYS and the Needler’s Retreat 2015. I’m in like Flynn! So totally stoked and a little nervous¬†too but I’ll be there with a bunch of wonderful ladies so… onward with the knitting. Next up a Cloche in some yummy shawl leftovers and the icy coolness of a Matin√©e in my new YvieKnits.

I’ve been missing some of the regulars here. Once in a blue, I see in Stats that you pop by to visit – please feel free to say “hello” and know you’re missed when not around. I’m on Instagram and FB too for those that prefer to connect there.

And presenting M’amselle in her new Fino Filigree:

 

Pretty Skellina

She is off the hook and off the needles. “Skellina” is a blingy version of “Yorick” and technically another test knit. Note to self: take notes, SMH. I believe I’ve got it all down now and will get at some writing and tech editing.

This is another of my ¬©kindred knits & cohabiting crochet projects, combining filet mesh crochet in a motif form, with knitted lace work and ribbing. I invented a rib stitch to achieve the look of bones for Yorick… alas poor Karin! I knew notes not – apologies to Willy¬†Shakespeare. All is recouped though and tweaked even, so that the Skellina version is “The One”.

I was iffy about using a yarn with acrylic – I totally own being a yarn snob – but this King Cole “Galaxy” just wouldn’t stop following my around my LYS the last time I went for a Sit ‘N Knit. I figured anything so sassy and insistent needed WIP’ing into shape. I actually love it… it is the tiniest bit splitty but you’d expect that with the paillette thread and in no way is this a disadvantage. The yarn is soft and shows the stitches well. What I really like is that the paillettes shine with rainbow hues, when light hits them. It’s like a two for one look and gives a perfect sugarskull or D√≠a de Muertos¬†look to the finished cowl.

The other WIP’s are coming along, that being a second “Filigree” and the resurrected third pair of “Goth-stonian” legwarmers. I found some beautiful Asian-motif beads in a lacquer red that’ll be perfect for this pair that I’m working in some black Cascade 220.

And now, back to the grind. Cheers All!

 

Filigree Is Available In The Ravelry Shop

Never too early to begin with your Christmas, Etc. gift making ūüôā

You can find Filigree, my latest scarf pattern at the link below and please feel free to add me on Ravelry (KarinB) or to join the PSPRP group on Ravelry.

Filigree ~ Eyelet & Tailored Ruffle Scarf

It’ll be up on Etsy and Craftsy soon.

Cheers All!

Filigree ©by KeiB Designs

Filigree ©by KeiB Designs