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Summer Love Collection Knit2016

Signature Designs


It'swith greatprideand butterfliesin my stomach that we presentthe SummerLoveCollection, assembledin two stunningLookbooksof 20+ captivatingknit and crochetdesignsthat symbolize passion,loveand a celebrationof creativity! This lovely idea took shapea few months ago when a few of us at Annie'sput our "creativecaps"on to envisionthis exciting new collection. We were leaving winter behind us and couldn't wait for the first daysof spring, sun and light to return. Dreaming up a pattern collection of warm-weather garments on gray Januarydays sparkeda senseof excitement about the promise of sunny months ahead as each new project came to life in our hands. My immediate vision for this collection was the opportunity to sharemy passionfor beautiful garments inspired by the clean designsfrom my Scandinavianbackground,combined with my endlesslove for the Californianbeachestucked between sky and sea. For the colors, I wanted to use soft hues that blend in with everyone'ssummer wardrobes-colors I know will refresh,feel clean and casual,and bring your romantic side to the surface. Drawing influence from Pantone'sColorsof the Yearfor 2016,our palette rangesfrom light blues to pastel pinks-not in contrast, but in gradients and blends. This collection is so timely for Annie's becausewe are deeply listening to the needs of knitters and crocheters.You demand more than just another pattern, and our answeris a lifestyle approach that invokesemotion, excitement and passion.We designed garments and wearablesthat people can actually wear every day and that look flattering on a broad range of body types. They should be clothes that makeyou feel good and that make people say,"Wow,did you makethat?" I hope you will feel the passionthat went into making this collection and love the timeless looks as much as we enjoyed creating the designs.May you be inspired to make, wear and explore the Summer LoveCollection with a sun-filled mind.


Wanderlust Cardigan


ChamisalTee


Painted Sky Shawl


SkagerrakStole


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Shorebird Cardi


Monday Lilly Tunic


Ventana Vest


PassionistaVest


Montecito Tunic


WanderlustCardigan Design by Lena Skvagerson This comfy cardigan in a worsted-weight cotton blend will be a wardrobe staple year-round. An easy knit with interesting deep-pocket construction, it includes a hood for extra comfort and coverage. Knit with 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) hanks of Berroco• Weekend™ using a U.S.size 9/5.Smm 32" circular needle. Finished measurements: To fit: Woman's S through 2XL. Bust: 36 (40, 43Y2,48, 52%)" Length: 26 (27,28, 29, 30)"

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ChamisalTee Design by Lena Skvagerson This adorable tee has those little details that make it so very special wit hout making it complicated. At the edges are rows with long stitches that give an interesting finish and a great drape, and in the front are five subtle pleats that enhance the feminine look. You'll love the minimum assembly-when you're done knitting, there is only a short seam to sew under each sleeve before you can flaunt your new masterpiece. Knit with 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11,12) balls of Plymouth Yarn速Vivara and U.S.size 7/4.Smm 16" and 32" circular needles. Finished measurements: To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" Length : 201.4(211.4, 22Y,, 23Y,,24Y,,25Y,, 26Y,)"

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PaintedSkyShawl Design by KaraGott Warner This unique shawl,made with superfine-weight yarn in rich hues, resemblesstreaksacrossthe sky at dusk.The large needlescreatethe natural look of openwork with an embossed surfaceeffect. Knit with 2 balls of MC and 1 ball each CCl and CC2of SchachenmayrTahiti, and U.S.sizes 1016mm or 1319mm29" circular needles and a sizeH/8/ Smm crochet hook. Finishedsizeis 53"x 20",excluding fringe

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SkagerrakStole Design by Lena Skvagerson This stole, named after the stormy and dramatic sea between Sweden and Denmark, features an openwork wave pattern in a combination of two gorgeous yarns-a DK-weight alpaca/silk blend with a fuzzy halo, and a super fine -weight cotton with a gorgeous, long color repeat. This is a dramatic and noticeable piece that will do wonders for your outfit all year long. Knit with 4 balls of BerrocoŽAndean Mist™ and 3 balls of Schachenmayr Tahiti using U.S.size 8/Smm needles. Finished size is 19" x 70"

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ShorebirdCardi Design by Meghan Jones This basic box cardigan with modified drop sleevesis dressedup with simple lacefronts and a narrow eyelet hem around the back neck and sleeves.Knit with 9 (10,12,13,13)hanksof Plymouth Yarn~ Cleo using U.S.sizes4/3.Smm and 513.75mm29" or 32" circular needle. Finishedmeasurements: To fit: S (M, L,XL,2XL) Chest:35Y2(39Y2, 43Y2,47Y2,51Y2)" Length: 21v..(22Y2, 22%,2311,,, 23%)"

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MondayLillyTunic Design by Lena Skvagerson This minimalistic and flattering tunic can be dressed up or down depending on the rest of your outfit. Perfect for a summer wardrobe, flirty tie bands decorate each shoulder, complemented by on-trend long side slits. Knit with 6 (7,8, 9, 10, 11,12)hanks ofTahki Yarns Cotton Classicusing a U.S.size 815mm 32" circular needle. Finished measurements:

To fit: Woman's XS(S,M, L, XL,2XL,3XL) Chest: 33 (36Y2 , 40, 43Y2,47,50Y2,55)" Length: 28% (29,30, 30%,31Y2,32\4,33)"

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VentanaVest Design by LenaSkvagerson This body-flattering piece is made with a multicolored yarn.The bottom is worked sideways,which createsan interesting hand-dyed effect. The yoke section is worked in an eyelet pattern and shapedto wrap around the shoulderswith a relaxedfit. The two piecesare worked separatelyand then sewn together. Knit with 8 (9,10,11,13,14)balls Plymouth Yarn• Driftone and a U.S.size8/5mm 32" circular needle. Finishedmeasurements: To fit: S (M, L,XL,2XL,3XL) Chest:33 (37,41,45,49,53)" Length: 28Y2(29%,30, 31Y2, 32%,34)"

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Passion istaVest Design by Lena Skvagerson This simple-to-stitch vest can be dressed up for an evening out or worn casuallyto make a statement anywhere you go! The front panels are stitched sideways,and the stitches are easyenough that beginners looking to branch out will have a fun time with this pattern. Knit with 4 (4,5, 5, 6, 6) hanks of Berroco速Vintage速DK using U.S.size614mm 32" circular needle. Finished measurements:

To fit: Woman's S (M, L, XL,2XL,3XL) Chest: 36 (40,43V,,47,51,55)" Length: 27V,(28Y,,29, 30, 30%,31V,)"

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MontecitoTunic Design by Lisa Gentry This summer we are trendy and comfy! This tunic is worked in a very simple mock rib pattern-only knits and purls.The wide collar is optional and works up as a separate piece. The wide slits are great for a layered look. Knit with 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) hanks of Bermeo®Indigo™,U.S.size 614mmstraight or circular needles, and U.S.size815mm 16"circular and straight or 30" circular needles. Finished measurements:

To fit: Woman's XS(S,M, L, XL,2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL) Chest: 27% (31V2, 36, 40V2,44V2,49, 53V2,58, 62)" Length: 27 (27,27V2,27V2,28, 28, 28V2,28V2,29)" Cowl Circumference: 16%(16%,16%,17V2,18V•,19,20V•,21%,21%)"

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Contributors LenaSkvagerson, ConnieEllisonand KaraGott Warnerjoined forcesto createthe Annie'sSignatureDesignsSummerLove Collectionof 20+ captivatingknit and crochetdesignsthat symbolizepassionand creativityin thosewho enjoythe crafts of knitting and crochet.

LenaSkvagerson

LisaGentry

KaraGott Warner

LenaSkvagersonis the lead designer of Annie's Signature Designs. You may know her as one of the experts on the Annie's television show, Knit and Crochet Now!, which airs on PBS.Lena passionately designseveryt hing from exquisite knit shawls to adorable crochet booties. She draws her creativity from more than 25 yearsin th e European knit and crochet design markets.

Born in Germany and raised by nuns in a Catholic church, Lisa Gentry has been a fleetfingered crocheter since the age of 6 when she learned crochet in first grade. Lisa now livesin Louisiana on a beautiful lake,and her fingers still fly through yarn. Lisahas crocheted her way into the Guinnessdatabasewith an average time of 170 stitches per minute.

Kara Gott Warner began her designing journey in t he mid-1990sin New YorkCity's Garment Center. In 2002, she embarked on a freelance career designing hand-knitting patterns and technical illustrations. In 2010, Karabecamethe executive editor of Creative Knitting magazine. She is also the host of the Power Purlspod cast.


About the Team:LeadDesignerLenaSkvagerson drew from heryearsof experiencein the European designmarketsto createmany of the captivating designsin thiscollection.ConnieEllisonprovided more than 30yearsof merchandisingexpertise. KaraGott Warnercontributedher knowledgeof online marketingand public relations.

MeghanJones

ScottCampbell

Meghan Jonescreatedthe ShorebirdCardi as a quick and simple,wear-every-daykind of cardigan.Shelivesin the inland Northwest where she designsknitwear full time and nurtures obsessionswith yarn,sharks,chickens, cooking and gardening.

Scott Campbell has made a careerof photographing the fiber arts for over 30 years. He continuously searchesfor light that illuminatesand revealsthe subtletieswoven into the creationsthat he photographs. He enjoys collaborating in the creativeprocesswith designers,stylistsand graphic professionals.


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