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NOTE: A few of these accessories are available for purchase; they are "one of a kind"
Cocoa Beach Lace Wrap
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Two sandy shades of tan and cream create this richly paneled rectangular wrap which will coordinate readily with many outfits in your warm-weather wardrobe. It is crafted in soft baby alpaca yarn. Dimensions: 21" x 66.5"

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Shades of Monet Eternity Ring
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Like the softly blended colors in an impressionist painting, this beautiful accessory shades from lavender to pink to green to white. Made in a blend of kid mohair and merino wool, its understated palette will work with a range of colors in your wardrobe. Dimensions: 7.5" x 34"

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Splendor Wrap
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This kid mohair and silk wrap in trellis pattern with leaf edging is made in a wonderful, rich shade of magenta. See how striking it looks against black! Dimensions: 11" x 73.5"



Spring Garden Wrap
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Don't forget your special wedding attendant. This pink kid mohair and silk wrap, in a graceful trellis pattern, is edged with a pale green leaf border. A beautiful design, it can be made in any color or colors you like to compliment or contrast to your attendant's gown. Dimensions: 11" x 73.5"



Scallops Lace Scarf
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Here is a delicate lace scarf for spring, early summer, and early fall, knitted in softest baby alpaca. It is an ideal travel piece, since it compresses small and weighs next to nothing. Dimensions: 60" x 5"

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Fox Trot Scarf
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Everything Foxy is in! from purses and jewelry to printed fabric. For all foxy ladies, the Fox Trot Scarf interprets this popular image in the perfect shade of baby alpaca yarn. Dimensions: 10.5" x 48"

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Belle Epoque Fringed Wrap
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This up-to-the-minute fashion accessory is constructed of very traditional elements: simple faggotting, an elaborate scalloped lace edging, and a knotted fringe. The design was inspired by a tiny piece of antique edging from the late 19th century. Dimensions: 19" x 70"

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Charming Lace Capelet
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This versatile capelet is wide enough to slip on over your head without mussing your hair. It is crafted of mohair and silk with a contrasting baby alpaca ruffle. If desired, beads can be hand-sewed to each point of the scallops, as shown in the white capelet. Three sizes.

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Favorite Lace Wrap
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This trans-seasonal mohair and silk accessory which can be worn as a scarf in winter and as a light wrap in any season. It features complex openwork edgings 13" deep which culminate in gracefully fluted ends. The center section is a simple diamond grid which echoes the main design motif of the edging. Dimensions: 67" x 11"

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Flame Tree Stole
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Wrap yourself in lightweight warmth with this large and luxurious mohair and silk wrap. It is a delightful accessory for a bare dress but also looks good with less dressy clothes. A deep color makes a dramatic statement for holiday parties; knit it in white or a pretty pastel for a garment that is wedding-ready. Dimensions: 23" x 72"

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Frost Flower Lace Stole
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This romantic mohair and silk stole will provide welcome lightweight warmth over your barest dresses. The main body of the garment is knitted in one of the most graceful of the many Victorian flower and leaf patterns. The wide herringbone edging substitutes for the knotted fringe a Victorian knitter might have used. Dimensions: 15.5" x 80"

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Froth Scarf
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This pretty mohair and silk scarf is a cozy luxury to knit for yourself or a friend. The center panel features a small lace repeat, and a traditional handkerchief edging provides a feminine but non-fussy touch. Dimensions: 8" x 52"

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Granite and Cloud Lace Triangle Wrap
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This pretty lace shoulder shawl is all about contrast. My color combination was inspired by a long-ago climbing trip to the Grampian Mountains in Scotland, where I was impressed by the bold granite cliffs ringed perpetually in fluffy clouds. Merino wool mimics the stone, white mohair the clouds. Dimensions: 61" x 36"

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Infinity Four Lace Eternity Rings
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One pattern creates four pretty projects: a neck gaiter, a medium-length cowl, a long cowl, and a shoulder wrap, all made in luxurious kid mohair and silk. Included are patterns for a Neck Gaiter, a Medium-Length Cowl, a Long Cowl, and a wide Shoulder Wrap.

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Midnight in Paris Lace Wrap
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In designing this garment, I aimed for a wrap that would look right at home in Montmartre of the 1920's-- in sophisticated black. The baby alpaca yarn creates a garment that drapes beautigully. Dimensions: 19.5" x 66"

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Moth Wings Shawl
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This delicate baby alpaca lace wrap varies the traditional top-down triangle with a center back panel, shaped at the bottom edge to enhance the appearance of two separate wings. Moth Wings will coordinate with many items in a spring and summer wardrobe. Dimensions: 63" x 24"

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Sweetheart Lace Scarf
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Does the pattern represent Cupid's arrow? Or the lover's heart? It depends on where you look! The pretty panel was adapted from one of the design elements in a lace edging from the late 1900's. Made in a warm merino wool yarn, the narrow ends of the scarf culminate in a flurry of ruffles. Dimensions: 8" x 62"

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Tide Pool Lace Scarf
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A light weight lace scarf that can be worn inside in cool weather and outside when it turns warmer. For a simpler project, an all-around garter stitch border can be substituted for the scalloped edging. Dimensions: 58" x 8"

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Totem Eternity Ring
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A skin-caressing mohair/silk eternity ring that makes a wonderful gift for a friend or a treat for yourself. Dimensions: 42" x 9.5"

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Truffles Lace Wrap
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A multi-color crescent-shaped wrap with a center back spine and scalloped edge. Dimensions: 61.5" x 22"

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Wild Orchid Ruffled Lace Scarf
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This striking scarf, knitted of luxurious kid mohair and silk, will not only feel wonderful next to your skin but garner you lots of attention! A chic accessory, it is suitable both for day and evening wear. It would look especially dramatic layered over a long coat. Dimensions: 64" x 9.5"

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Windermere Lace Wrap
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This pretty shoulder wrap is a shallow, slightly rounded triangle, with no central spine to disrupt the continuity of the allover lace patterning. The design was named for Windermere, the largest of the lakes in the English Lake District. It attempts to capture the ethereal quality of early morning mist rising over the lake. Dimensions: 18.5" x 60.5"

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Diamond Girl Scarf
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The diamond center lace edging provides an eye-catching border for this scarf which features an allover pattern of gridded diamonds. Made up in a pastel, it is a fetching accessory for a pretty spring or summer dress. Dimensions: 7.5" x 62"

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Climbing Roses Lace Scarf
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This pretty scarf features the diamond center lace edging, paired with a traditional trellis pattern for the center section of the scarf. Made up in a rich heathered color, this vintage piece performs beautifully in a modern wardrobe. Dimensions: 7" x 60"

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Splendid Autumn Lace Cowl
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Both edges of a simple chevron lace panel are bordered with the wedge lace edging, which is blocked to form rounded scallops rather than the usual sharp points. Made up in a rich russet brown, the wedges look like autumn leaves - a beautiful accessory for fall. Dimensions: 12" x 51"

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Rique Raque Scarf
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This scarf is an inspired, grown up version of the colorful rick rack trimming once used to brighten the skirts and blouses of little girls. Translating rick rack into knitted lace intensifies the subtle texture of the woven trim. Dimensions: 10 x 55"

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Party Perfect Corsages and Fascinator
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All of your "girl" friends, young or old, would love to receive a pretty knitted fascinator or corsage. Fascinators originated in Britain, where the wearing of a hat is de rigeur for fancy occasions. Basically, they are hat trimmings - bits of net, flowers, beads, buttons, feathers, ribbons - but minus the hat!



Sweet Pea Scarf and Matching Corsage
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What says "spring" more readily than this cheerful scarf and corsage duo, knitted with less than one ball of KnitPicks Aloft? Wear them together as a set, or separately. The pretty corsage will look especially fine pinned to your winter hat. Dimensions: 7" x 61"



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