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Journal

November 2016

yarnQuest  >>>----> kit #2 sold out incredibly fast..., and kit #3 is coming out soon. If you would like to be notified when the next kit is available, sign up for my mailing list by clicking on the tab above.

yarnQuest ki t#2 by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia, a series of exclusive knitting kits


What is yarnQuest by Susanna IC?

I'm very excited to introduce yarnQuest, a series of exclusive knitting kits. The kits coordinate unique hand-dyed yarns and limited-edition project bags with new patterns designed by me specifically for each kit - patterns in line with the already popular Annis, Diantha, Stellaria, and Caireen. Unlike a club, yarnQuest kits are available for purchase in very limited quantities; once sold out, they will not be available ever again. Kits will be announced in my newsletter as they become available - sign up for the mailing list by clicking on the tab above to be automatically notified of new releases.

Why yarnQuest?

As you may already know, I'm a bit of a nomad - originally from Europe, I've lived in two European countries and five U.S. states. Thanks to all of my travels, I discovered an entire universe of indie dyers soon after I fell in love with knitting. Each dyer has a distinctive point of view and unique source of inspiration, which is reflected in the way they color their incredibly beautiful yarns. I also discovered indie sewers who make artisan knitting bags from fabrics that reflect worldwide inspiration. The one thing they all have in common is passion for yarn and color, and I created yarnQuest to be able to share their art with you.

What is in a yarnQuest kit?

  • A new Susanna IC knitting pattern, which will not be available anywhere else for minimum of six months following the release date.
  • A skein of yarn dyed in an exclusive colorway created especially for the new pattern.
  • A limited-edition project bag designed specifically for that particular kit.
  • A little surprise or two.
  • US domestic shipping and handling cost is included in the price of each kit; shipping to Canada is additional $10.




Susanna IC
Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs






August 2016

Yarn Crawl Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL)

Yarn Crawl Mystery Knit-A-Long by Susanna IC, photo © Susanna IC, Yarn Crawl MKAL will be presented in four weekly clues


Designed for the 10th anniversary of the Hill Country Yarn Crawl but open to everyone; this Mystery is all about the interplay of two colors combined with interesting textures.

The Mystery Knit-Along will be presented in four weekly clues, which will be arriving automatically in your Ravelry library as pattern updates - the first clue was released on August 20th and the final clue will be released on September 10th. The cost is only $1 until Sept. 3rd; after that the pattern will be available at the regular price of $6.50.

For more information click on the image above.

JOIN THE GROUP, JOIN THE FUN!


Susanna IC
Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs






March 2016

yarnQuest

yarnQuest by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia, a series of exclusive knitting kits


What is yarnQuest by Susanna IC?

I'm very excited to introduce yarnQuest, a series of exclusive knitting kits. The kits coordinate unique hand-dyed yarns and limited-edition project bags with new patterns designed by me specifically for each kit - patterns in line with the already popular Annis, Diantha, Stellaria, and Caireen. Unlike a club, yarnQuest kits are available for purchase in very limited quantities; once sold out, they will not be available ever again. Kits will be announced in my newsletter as they become available - sign up for the mailing list by clicking on the link above to be automatically notified of new releases.

Why yarnQuest?

As you may already know, I'm a bit of a nomad - originally from Europe, I've lived in two European countries and five U.S. states. Thanks to all of my travels, I discovered an entire universe of indie dyers soon after I fell in love with knitting. Each dyer has a distinctive point of view and unique source of inspiration, which is reflected in the way they color their incredibly beautiful yarns. I also discovered indie crafters who make artisan knitting bags from fabrics that reflect worldwide inspiration. The one thing they all have in common is passion for yarn and color, and I created yarnQuest to be able to share their art with you.

What is in a yarnQuest kit?

  • A new Susanna IC knitting pattern, which will not be available anywhere else for minimum of six months following the release date.
  • A skein of yarn dyed in an exclusive colorway created especially for the new pattern.
  • A limited-edition project bag designed specifically for that particular kit.
  • A little surprise or two.
  • US domestic shipping and handling cost is included in the price of each kit; shipping to Canada is additional $10.




Susanna IC
Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs






January 2016

Winter Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL)

Winter Mystery Knit-A-Long by Susanna IC, photo © Susanna IC, Winter MKAL will be presented in eight weekly clues


Inspired by winter, this Mystery KAL shawl is a Susanna IC classic top-down short row crescent with three size options - Large, Medium, and Small. The lace pattern is easy enough even for a novice lace knitter because it includes only basic stitches and the wrong side rows are all simply purled. There are beads added throughout the lace and three different beading options are charted, but the project will work just as well without any beads.

For more information click on the image above.

JOIN THE GROUP, JOIN THE FUN!


Susanna IC
Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs







January 2016

Oh wow, time flies...

Happy 2016, everyone! To start this year off with something new and exciting, I would like to share with you a map. As you may know, I have a little knitting group on Ravelry and I was wondering where in the world all of my Ravelry friends come from. I did a quick search and I found that there are over seventy countries and six continents represented! Isn't that amazing? The map below shows all of the countries. Is yours one of them?
Don't see your country? Contact me.

Susanna IC Raverly group around the world

Susanna IC Raverly group around the world

Join the group, join the fun!

Susanna IC
Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs






July 2014

FIVE YEARS OF CRESCENTS

July 1st marks the five year anniversary of my short row crescent shawls. To celebrate, there will be weekly promotions and a special project gallery complete with random prize drawing. The celebration will last for five weeks starting July 1, 2014.

For more information, to join the fun, and to add your crescent projects to the gallery, please see the FIVE YEARS OF CRESCENTS discussion threads in my Ravelry group.

See you there!

Susanna IC
Susanna IC






February 2014

Hi everyone - I would like to tell you a little bit about the inspiration for my design, Blaeberry, which is a part of the gorgeous Louet North America Spring 2014 collection. The pattern includes directions and charts for a large stole worked in Louet Euroflax Lace, as well as a smaller scarf knitted in Gems Fingering. Blaeberry is all about nature renewing itself after a long winter's nap. As the ground thaws, the seeds wake up and start racing up toward the sun. They burst into millions of tiny green leaves and beautiful flowers follow soon, unfolding in an amazing variety of colors and forms.
Blaeberry by Susanna IC, Louet North America - Spring 2014, photo © Caro Sheridan
So, how does this knitted garden grow? It grows from layers of earth and seeds formed by stockinette sections in combination with a simple lace. These easy and quick-to-knit patterns form the main body of the stole and the scarf. Knitted last, the lace borders are more elaborate and feature floral shapes complete with leaves, stems, and blossoms.
Blaeberry by Susanna IC, Louet North America - Spring 2014, photo © Caro Sheridan
I love the versatility of the two sizes. I picture the linen stole as a perfect accessory wrapped around the shoulders on a summer evening just as the air starts to cool down. The merino scarf will be great for the transitional weather in spring and fall; it can also provide a shot of bright color tucked into a neckline of a warm coat in winter. I would love to see your interpretation of Blaeberry, and I hope you will share your projects with me on Ravelry.
(pictures © Caro Sheridan)
Blaeberry by Susanna IC, Louet North America - Spring 2014, photo © Caro Sheridan

See you there!

Susanna IC
Susanna IC






January 2012

From now on I am posting my comments only on Ravelry.com, where you can find my original projects and designs, user name zuzusus.

Questions or comments about my designs? Please join Susanna IC group.
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Happy knitting!

Susanna IC
Susanna IC






Published designs by Susanna IC



December 2011

It is hard to believe that this year is at its end. It was so busy, it was so fast and furious, and so many different events happened in my life...

Looking back, summarizing my thoughts, I decided not to talk about my projects and patterns, those can be found on pages of ArtQualia, but I want to use this time to thank all of you for your wonderful support and your interest in my designs. It was always my dream to create something that other people will enjoy. I have made many acquaintances in cyber space and I am blessed with many terrific friends and associates; your support has been inspirational and encouraging in many ways. I especially want to thank my friends for modeling my projects and express my gratitude to all the magazines and photographers for letting me use their gorgeous pictures of my designs in ArtQualia and Ravelry. Also, I want to thank my family for their support of my work and everyday happiness they have been giving me.

Happy knitting, Happy Holidays and all the best in 2012.

Susanna IC

Susanna IC








May 5, 2011

Link to an article by Sharon Watterson (examiner.com) "Spring thaw yields new shawl pattern" - about the Thaw shawlette.

Thaw by Susanna IC





February 18, 2011

Link to an article by Sharon Watterson (examiner.com) "St. Patrick's Day spirit in Celtic knot cabled shawl " - all about Caireen shawl.

Caireen by Susanna IC



Photo © Mårten Ivert, Twist Collective, Winter 2010



January 1, 2011

New year, new start, new resolutions ...

One of my resolutions is to share design inspiration and introduce my new patterns here. I plan to construct this journal mostly in simple images because I prefer to communicate visually rather than in written word.

What better way to start this new journal than with a photograph of my Amiens design. I am thrilled and honored that this picture was chosen as the cover image of the Winter 2010 issue of Twist Collective. For more information, please click on the photo.





August 1, 2010

Link to an article by Sharon Watterson (examiner.com) "Nature's own green shawls, scarves, and cowls knitting pattern designs" - all about Annis, one of my first crescents, and some of my other early designs.

Caireen by Susanna IC