Surprise, surprise, its getting to be that time of year again………..the holiday hustle and bustle, hanging the front door wreath, searching for the missing ornaments, and dusting off the mantle to hang cedar boughs, all in the name of good cheer. Party season is just around the bend, and that little black dress will soon be in constant demand. Instead of looking for a new outfit for each and every social occasion, recharge your look by adding a little shimmer and shine with one of these five stunning dress-up styles, as simple as changing your jewelry.
Holiday Shimmer from Katia’s Elegance Collection–
An easy to wear piece for exclusive engagements, this lacy knit shawl radiates elegance and just the right amount of sparkle. Knit in Galaxy, a fingering weight metallic yarn that can work magic with a pair of 5.50 mm needles and four balls.
This dramatic tunic will have heads turning not once but twice. Three yarns are combined to create the effect, Funny, a mesh-like band quite different from any other yarn is intermingled with knitted strips of Paillettes, a whispery-fine thread embedded with sequins, and Illusion, a fluffy kid mohair mix. See the video for a closer look at working with Funny.
Ignite a few sparks this season with Katia’s glittery two-tone bolero, knit in Galaxy, Paillettes and Illusion. The back and sleeves are worked with a strand of Paillettes and Illusion held together. The front panel is knit in Galaxy’s ‘green gold’. Look for nine other metallic shades to choose from.
Change the look of a shawl to a trendy waterfall vest, a simple throw on piece to glam up an evening event. This is one long crocheted panel with two armhole openings. The collar is worked seperately in double crochet and sewn on. Galaxy in ‘green gold’ (shown above).
The finishing touch to a holiday outfit! This chic evening bag will garner scores of compliments and the chance to say, “I made it myself”. Crocheted with a ball of Greta, a new beaded trim-style yarn and a ball of Kiss, a silky soft merino mix available in fourteen shade picks.