Sneak peek of new design

Posted on | August 24, 2009 | 116 Comments

I just got the photos back for my newest independent design from my lovely model, Jess, and her photographer and husband, Vitaly Fomin. More details to follow, but for now, here’s a sneak peek.

To celebrate my newest design, I’m going to hold a contest. Comment and I’ll draw a name out of a hat. Prize will be two of my independent designs, winner’s choice. The possibilities are Versailles Shell, Varese Hoodie, Kowloon Cardigan, Victoria, Garbo, Broderie, and the new design. The contest will be open from now to when I release the design which I anticipate will be in 3 weeks.

Edited to add: If you’d like to be included in the drawing, please leave your email in your comment putting -AT- and -DOT- in the appropriate places to avoid spam trollers.


116 Responses to “Sneak peek of new design”

  1. Corvus
    August 24th, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

    The sleeve detail looks lovely!


  2. Gale
    August 24th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    I agree, and look forward to seeing the rest of the design. Is it in DK?


  3. whistlepeaknits
    August 24th, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

    Yay! A contest! I can't wait to see the new design.

  4. Rhian
    August 24th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous sleeves! I love the colour you've chosen, too. Looking forward to seeing the design in full.


  5. KT
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    this looks fantastic! I was actually just browsing your site when your latest post came in via my RSS feed. Since you are the reigning hoodie queen – can I make a request? I would love to see a plain (stockinette) hoodie pullover design in a sock yarn or lace yarn. Similar to a Whisper cardigan but a hoodie instead.

    Keep those designs coming!

  6. Thea
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    I love this and am not surprised, since I love so many of your designs! You have an amazing eye for feminine detail that's not too fussy!


  7. Katinka
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

    Oh, pretty! I love that shade of green. :)

    katinka31 AT hotmailDOTcom

  8. Renee
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    Looks beautiful!!

  9. emmms
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    I love the sleeve detail! Can't wait to see the rest.


  10. BarbieKnits
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    Lovely! All your designs are amazing.


  11. Becky
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

    Those sleeves are beautiful!


  12. javalulu
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

    Lovely new design! I am working on the Apres Surf Hoodie right now, and love it!

  13. Natalie Servant
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    Wow – love the sneak peek. Can't wait to see more.


  14. Stephanie
    August 24th, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

    Really lovely — can't wait to see the rest of it!
    stephanie.klose AT gmail DOT com

  15. melanie
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:01 pm


    when will you be in ithaca again.. maybe a little trunk show at a knitting happy hour would be fun! Love the design… so far…

    mtowner1AT twcny DOT rr DOT com

  16. Team Knit !
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    I love this sneak preview, I think it's going to be another gorgeous design!! count me in!

    - Julie

  17. Naia
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

    Yours patterns are truly wonderful; well written and fitting.


  18. i like cake
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

    So pretty! Can't wait to see the whole thing!


  19. Ms. Knitpicky
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

    I'm so excited about this new design, I can not wait to see the rest! I love your fine gauge knits; please keep them coming. :)


  20. jillian
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    What a tease :) Is that a yummy sideways-knit sleeve detail I spy? Very yummy. Count me in!


  21. Psyche Knits
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    Lovely patterns! You do such wonderful work :)

  22. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    Wheee, a contest! The new design looks lovely – I can't wait to see more!


  23. Kira
    August 24th, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the rest! I love the sleeve.


  24. Michaela
    August 24th, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

    Oooh, pretty! Count me in, please!


  25. Rebekkah
    August 24th, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    Ooh! Light green lacysleeves! I'll enter.

    bowerbirdknits AT gmail DOT com


  26. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

    Wow – I love it ! I can't wait to see the rest !
    Kim O

  27. Jodi
    August 24th, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

    Oh, the cuff detail is just lovely! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

    jmharald AT hotmail DOT com

  28. ann
    August 24th, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

    considering that I have nearly every pattern of yours queued, I can't wait to see what comes next!


  29. Trina
    August 24th, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

    The colour and the sleeve detail go really well together, I can't wait to see the whole garment! :)

  30. Chloe
    August 24th, 2009 @ 5:10 pm



  31. bettylicious
    August 24th, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

    Can't wait to see the new design, looks lovely!


  32. AmyPinSeattle
    August 24th, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    Who wouldn't want one of your designs????

    Seattle Amy

    Amy at pobox dot com

  33. Diane
    August 24th, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

    I'm so excited to see the rest of the new design. I love the detail on the cuffs.


  34. Allison
    August 24th, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

    Your designs are always fabulous! Can't wait to see this new one!


  35. adrienne
    August 24th, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    It looks like it's a lovely sweater!! Can't wait to see the whole thing :)


  36. Melissa Monday
    August 24th, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

    Do you ever design anything that's not gorgeous? I dream of designing at your level…you are an inspiration!

  37. Clumsy Knitter
    August 24th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

    The sleeves look so intriguing…I can't wait to see the finished design!


  38. Deb
    August 24th, 2009 @ 7:15 pm


    Looking forward to this pattern. Actually, I look forward to all your designs!


  39. Julia (mbATdiegesisDOTnet)
    August 24th, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

    Those cuffs are inspirational! The texture is really lovely.

  40. Rachael
    August 24th, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

    Are those cuffs worked side to side? Great detail, can't wait to see the rest!

    Email is RedRabbit8584ATaolDOTcom

  41. Dana
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

    something to add to my queue — looks gorgeous, can't wait to see the rest.

  42. Hope
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

    I can't wait to see the rest. Your designs are beautiful. hopecastleATgmailDOTcom

  43. Angela
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    Very intriguing! I love the sleeve detail– can't wait to see the rest! Nor can I resist the chance to win something….


  44. Denise
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

    You are making it harder and harder for me to decide which of your designs I want to knit first!


  45. May
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

    Can't wait to see the whole thing!

  46. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

    I'm looking forward to seeing the
    rest of the design too.


  47. Lauren
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

    Looks like you've designed another stunner.


  48. Jessica
    August 24th, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

    Excited to see your latest. I love the color!

    jessica AT rose-kim DOT com

  49. Anisa
    August 24th, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

    I'm game! naiaha AT gmail DOT com

  50. Chantal B
    August 24th, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

    I like the romantic photo of that design! Good luck in your work.

  51. alligator
    August 24th, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

    Can't wait to see the new design!


  52. Lori in Michigan
    August 24th, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

    You are such a tease! The color & detail are lovely…bring it on!

  53. Emily
    August 24th, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

    Looks beautiful!

    wright.emily.c AT gmail DOT com

  54. kewpiedoll99
    August 24th, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

    i love the sleeve detail, am looking forward to seeing the rest. i like your independent design venture quite a lot.


  55. Laura
    August 24th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    Intriguing! If I were to win your contest, I would have a tough time choosing amongst your wonderful designs.


  56. Anne
    August 24th, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

    Is it wrong to want any and all of those patterns? :)


  57. tracey
    August 24th, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

    Lovely color and lovely detail.


  58. hokidoki
    August 24th, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    Connie, you are so prolific, i really can't keep up…i love all of your designs, so feminime. It'll take me years to knit every one of them. martina1309ATyahooDOTcom

  59. Jocelyn
    August 25th, 2009 @ 12:01 am

    I agree, that sleeve detail is just so pretty – as can only be expected from your designs.


  60. caroline
    August 25th, 2009 @ 12:27 am

    loveliness! please include me, too!

  61. Anonymous
    August 25th, 2009 @ 1:14 am

    Neat cuff detail and a beautiful soft color!


  62. uhltje
    August 25th, 2009 @ 6:30 am

    I love it already. I'm all for the finer yarns and pretty details nowadays.

  63. Sarah
    August 25th, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    I love all of your designs so very much. I bought a bunch of your patterns already, and I would love to win a few more… :)

    sarahknits AT ymail DOT com

  64. ouryve
    August 25th, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    Such pretty sleeve detail!


  65. hannah
    August 25th, 2009 @ 10:29 am

    Oh, I just LOVE sleeve details like that! I can't wait to see the rest of it :)


  66. Anonymous
    August 25th, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    Gorgeous. I love the sleeves and such a pretty colour.


  67. StephCat
    August 25th, 2009 @ 10:50 am



  68. cynlo
    August 25th, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    I love your designs!


  69. Stephanie
    August 25th, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    I'm going through a lace phase at the moment, so I love the detail on the sleeves.

  70. Gwen
    August 25th, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

    Love the sleeves!


  71. Kim
    August 25th, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    Oh my! I can't wait to see it! Now to finish Uhura and Riding to Avalon….


  72. Becky
    August 25th, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    I can't wait to see the rest of it!


  73. Sarah
    August 25th, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

    I never have much luck in winning anything so I don't enter contest. But, it's hard to resist a chance of winning this beautiful design…Thanks so much for your generosity.


  74. Roopali
    August 25th, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

    I can't wait to see the whole thing – it looks beautiful!


  75. Elizabeth
    August 25th, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

    I never won anything in my life, ever, until a raffle two weeks ago when I won $70 in gift certificates for a $2 purchase. It could happen!


  76. Tenli
    August 25th, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

    Wanted to comment, even if I don't win anything, that I'm looking forward to your next design.

  77. nancybw
    August 25th, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

    Love the sleeve detail and the color that you chose. Curious to see the rest of it…

  78. Paula
    August 25th, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    Another beautiful design.


  79. Anonymous
    August 25th, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

    It looks like another wonderful design. You are so creative! Can't wait to see the whole thing.


  80. Anonymous
    August 25th, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    I can't wait to see your next design. I have knitted two of your patterns already and I have not been disappointed yet. I can't wait.


  81. Irie
    August 25th, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

    I heart this sneak peak! The yarn looks so soft & the sleeve edging is grand. Guessing it will be my style for sure!


  82. Steph
    August 25th, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

    cute sleeve detail!


  83. Anonymous
    August 26th, 2009 @ 12:48 am

    Lovely sweater! Can't wait to see the rest of it :)
    porcupin AT quesnelbc DOT com

  84. Amanda
    August 26th, 2009 @ 1:50 am

    I can't wait to see the final design.

    kisforknitter AT gmail DOT com

  85. PICAdrienne
    August 26th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    Very pretty

    picadrienne at yahoo dot com

  86. slmwnm
    August 26th, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    I love the sleeve detail and can't wait to see the whole thing!

    slmwnm AT msn DOT com

  87. Rhonda
    August 26th, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

    I look forward to all your designs. Can't wait to see the rest.


  88. rubbishknitter
    August 26th, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    the new design looks beautiful. You do a mean sleeve!

    pollyk -at- manchester -dot- com

  89. vtnitter
    August 26th, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    Looks like a great design, what there is to see! Thanks for having a contest:)


  90. adodds
    August 26th, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

    What a tease!! Love the color and sleeve detail. Looking forward to the rest.

  91. suzenew
    August 26th, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    These sleeves look lovely and the color is great. Can't wait to see the rest of it!


  92. Mikki
    August 27th, 2009 @ 3:01 am

    I love those cuffs. Wow. Can hardly wait to see the rest of the design.

  93. Anonymous
    August 27th, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    Gorgeous, you have such an eye for design and flare.


  94. dragonxser
    August 27th, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

    I love what I can see so far!

  95. crochetgurl
    August 27th, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    I can't wait to see your new sweater. I've always loved your designs and am currently swatching for the Perfected Henley. :-)

    jeanielo at gmailDOTcom

    (That is a "L", and not the number "1".)

  96. Diane
    August 27th, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

    So pretty! dianecus AT yahoo dawt com

  97. Lulu
    August 27th, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

    I love the sleeve detail.


  98. yaya36
    August 27th, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    I love all your patterns and can't wait to see the new pattern.
    Keep in designing all the beautiful patterns!!!!!!

  99. Misty
    August 27th, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

    Always love your designs, so can't pass up this chance! mcbentzATgmailDOTcom

  100. Emily
    August 28th, 2009 @ 2:27 am

    I love the sleeves…I'm sure the rest of it is just as good!


  101. Anonymous
    August 28th, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

    The latest design looks like it's going to be just as lovely as your others. It'll be a hard choice for the contest winner!

    Me! Me! Pick me! :-)


  102. jayaycee
    August 28th, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    Wow, those sleeves are SO pretty!


  103. Anonymous
    August 29th, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

    i love everything you design. You are amazing!

  104. Jacqui
    August 30th, 2009 @ 12:35 am

    Such pretty sleeve detail! I can't wait to see the rest of it.

    jacqui722 AT gmail DOT com

  105. Perpetual Beginner
    August 30th, 2009 @ 1:14 am

    That is a lovely sleeve. So far you're bowling 300 with your designs.

    cindy DOT wood AT insightbb DOT com

  106. Katie Lohrenz
    August 30th, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

    You've made me even more impatient for sweater-wearing season to return. Lovely.


  107. Melissa B
    August 30th, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    The sleeves are lovely – looking forward to seeing the whole thing!

    melissa.bethel at gmail dot com

  108. Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog:
    August 30th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    It looks like another stunning design! I would love to win one of your patterns ~ yay to whomever wins!


  109. angelknits
    August 30th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    Loves the sleeves – I look forward to see your new pattern!


  110. Jessica Sant
    August 30th, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    As everyone has said, the sleeve detail is gorgeous, a great color, too. I can't wait to see the finished design.

    jessica.sant AT gmail DOT com

  111. Anonymous
    August 30th, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! The sleeve detail and color compliment each other.


  112. Duncks
    August 30th, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

    How fun! I just love your work.

    duncks at gmail dot com ;)

  113. headythreads
    August 30th, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

    I love your designs! nicolejohnson20AThotmailDOTcom

  114. Anonymous
    August 30th, 2009 @ 11:32 pm

    I love the peek, can't wait to see the rest.

  115. Megan
    August 31st, 2009 @ 3:02 am

    Kyaa! So pretty! I love it!


  116. AmyPinSeattle
    August 31st, 2009 @ 4:50 am

    Very cool!! Can't wait for the pattern

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