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Giveaway + Designer Spotlight: Susanna IC

August is a great time of year to give lace knitting a try! Our previous blog posts focused on lace knitting tools & techniques and blocking your finished project, and today we are excited to spotlight a fabulous knitwear designer who is known for stunning lace designs (and more): Susanna IC. 

After nine years in Europe, Susanna IC now lives deep in the heart of Texas with her husband, two sons, one guinea pig and countless balls of yarn. Besides a background in fashion design, she has a Master’s degree in art history and a Bachelors’s in studio arts, all of which continue to inspire her knitting. Her designs have appeared in numerous online and print publications, such as Interweave Knits, Jane Austen Knits, Twist Collective, Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, and Knitty. You can view all of Susanna's designs here on Ravelry and keep up with her latest creations on her blog at artqualia.com.

When did you learn to knit/crochet?

My grandmother was a great knitter; she taught me how to crochet when I was five and she wanted to teach me how to knit as well, but she was left-handed, and I just could not figure out how to mirror her movements and make the stitches with my right hand. Fast forward to when my older son was six months old and I had a little extra time on my hands while he was sleeping. I thought that making adorable baby sweaters would be fun, so I decided to give knitting one more try. I picked up a how-to knit book and instantly fell in love.

How did you get started designing?


My first swatch was the back of my first baby sweater, which in a way was my first knitted design as well. Learning to knit alone from a book, I did not even realize that there were detailed knitting patterns to follow, so I just sort of made it all up as I went along. I have a background in fashion design and I’ve sewn all my life, so the designing part of knitting came naturally. Few years later, after I added some of my original projects to Ravelry, people asked about them and I wrote a few of them up as patterns. Next, I’ve sent out design submissions to several publications and they were accepted and everything just took off from there.

Pyropa shawl pattern, from Knitty First Fall 2016.
What are your favorite projects to design?

Looking at the majority of my designs I guess you would say that I live for shawls. Well, that’s true, I absolutely adore creating shawls of all sorts, but I really love all kinds of knitting - lace and cables and texture, accessories and garments, simple and complex. I absolutely love the moment of inspiration, which can come from anywhere - nature, books, movies, yarn color, etc. After that, watching the vision come to life on the needles is exhilarating and blocking lace is always a wonderful surprise. I even like the math of knit design. I guess I really do love the entire process, including ripping and reknitting.


What is your absolute favorite Knitter's Pride product, the one you would HAVE to have if you were stranded on a desert island?

I learned to knit on straight needles and for several years I did not use anything else because I did not realize how limiting the straight needles were. It was only after I decided to try colorwork in the round that I discovered interchangeable circular needles. I purchased the full set of the original nickel plated needles and I’ve never looked back. The needles are durable and very smooth with tapered tips that are perfect for intricate lace as well as cables and texture. I love how versatile and fast they are, and I use them for all types of yarn. Over the years, I’ve added many extra tips to my collection in the sizes I use most often because I usually have several design projects on the needles and I don’t want to wait for the correct needle size to free up.

Mina shawl, available on Ravelry

Many knitters might be intimidated by the thought of knitting lace. How would you convince someone to give it a try? 

I think that knitting lace is like any other knitting and anyone can do it; it’s really just knit and purl stitches combined with a few decreases and increases, which create interesting patterns depending on how they are placed. That said, any new technique can take some time to master and, as the saying goes, a little practice goes a long way. The first lace shawl I’ve ever made took me a while because I had to concentrate on every stitch; however, that same shawl would be a quick project now.


To get started, you’d want to choose a simple lace pattern with a short repeat, about ten to twelve stitches, so that the stitch sequence can be easily memorized. Look for a pattern with resting rows; this means that the right side patterned rows are separated by purled wrong side rows. If you’d rather not jump directly into a project, a small swatch of a few pattern repeats can help you learn the stitches and the sequence in which they are combined. Also, knitting lace does not necessarily mean lace weight yarn, so if you find lace weight yarns too fiddly to start with, you can use a fingering or sport weight yarn instead.

Rhodora shawl, from Twist Collective Spring/Summer 2016
What are some of your foolproof tips for success with lace projects?

When reading lace charts for the first few times, it can be helpful to color code the stitch symbols so that you can easily identify all those similar-looking symbols. Removable highlighter tape or sticky note placed on the chart can be great help in keeping track of the row you’re currently working on, and placing stitch markers on the needles to separate the pattern repeats will help you keep the stitch count correct. These are just a few ideas that helped me when I started knitting lace. Give it a try and in no time you will be creating masterpieces.

Belarra shawl, from Twist Collective Spring/Summer 2014



Giveaway
This month, one lucky blog reader will win a set of Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers! To enter, leave a comment on this blog post sharing the name of your favorite Susanna IC pattern (click here to view them all on Ravelry). Be sure to also include your Ravelry ID or email address so that we can contact you if you win.

We will randomly select the winning comment to announce here on the Knitter's Pride blog on Friday, August 26. Good luck!

274 comments:

  1. I love the Vernice Gradient Shawl. It's on my knitting bucket list!
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  2. I just love Isen. I would love to knit it some day.

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  3. I love all of Susanna IC's patterns, but right now I'm drooling over Mina. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm ShadowAP on Rav.

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  4. It has to be the Pyropa shawl, I love side to side knitting, and prefer scarves over traditional shawls, (cant seem to find an occasion to wear one to display the intricacies of the work)

    Evil Squirrel on Rav

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  5. My fave is Ebi, so pretty!
    Rav ID: floooberry

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  6. I love Limelight, but I'm a sucker for gradients! I love pretty much all of her designs, especially the lace shawls. I'm jashleyslc on Ravelry.

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  7. I love Limelight, but I'm a sucker for gradients! I love pretty much all of her designs, especially the lace shawls. I'm jashleyslc on Ravelry.

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  8. I made Icicles for my sister in an ice blue mohair with crystal beads and its stunning!

    Rav ID: Rae62

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  9. I love Limelight. I've been looking for a classic top-town crescent shaped lace pattern to knit as a gift for a petite friend. I wanted something with diamond shapes in it. Most of the patterns I saw with diamond shapes were otherwise not visually interesting. Limelight is gorgeous and a perfect pattern for the gift! Knitter's Pride KnitBlockers have been on my wish list for a while now. Winning would be be an extra special gift to me. Ravelry name: JayeRings

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  10. I've already knit BonBons mitts so I'll pick a shawl ... Nimbus Cloud, for sure.
    Lisist on rav

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  11. So many lovely patterns! Frederica is awesome, but my absolute favorite is the lily of the valley pattern Kielo!! Rav id: myzbarb

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  12. I've had Pyropa in my queue since it came out! Just waiting for the perfect yarn now. RavID: caffeine72

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  13. I like the Vercana hat pattern.
    Limeleaf on ravelry

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  14. I love ALL her designs but I am a sucker for shawl and her Georgiana shawl design has had my love since Jane Austin Knits came out five years ago. Beautiful designs and a lovely feature article! Thanks for the giveaway, Knitter's Pride.
    kalurah on Ravelry

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  15. I have knit blockers and would love another set.

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  16. So many beautiful choices! I'd say Laeta is my favorite!
    Mamagiff on ravelry

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  17. I love the Mina shawl.

    brinaknits is my Rav id

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  18. I love the Mina shawl.

    brinaknits is my Rav id

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  19. Pyropa Shawl is a beaut!! It looks simple but elegant. Rav ID: tishka

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  20. I've had Caireen in my queue for quite a while but had no idea Susanna was so prolific. So many wonderful patterns to choose from, but I especially love the shallow crescents and think my favorite is probably Geada.

    Rav ID: maylin

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  21. Pyropa looks gorgeous! I love asymmetrical shawls, they look very modern and chic. I have been knitting quite a few shawls this year, a set of these blockers would have helped tremendously ;).
    Ravelry ID: ingerasata

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  22. Georgiana Shawl from the Jane Austen Knits collection is one of my absolute favorites.

    Rav ID- jaydawnn

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  23. So many beautiful patterns! I'm sure in will change my mind tomorrow, but today's favorite is Belarra. So delicate!

    Rav ID; Siomaguire

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  24. I'm hoping to knit the Eridani Shawl! Have just signed up for Susanna's new MKAL as I LOVE a good mystery! I will have to wait for Eridani until it's available in English. A set of the Knitter's Pride Blockers would be a great addition to my shawl addiction.
    Mariaeb on Rab

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  25. My favorite is Kielo.

    Rav Id shimmerine

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  26. Belarra is stunning - i would love to make this as my next lace project....

    Rav ID: turtle2373

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  27. There are so many beautiful designs it is hard to pick just one. I am really drawn to Zambra.

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  28. I love the Flutter, I've thought of trying the shawl for many years but am intimidated by the bigger more advanced patterns. I have been doing small patterns that I can complete with the needles I currently have. I would love to have the materials needed to try such an elaborate piece.

    Rav ID: Newnitter12
    Email: Teri-king@live.com

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  29. Ewyn—but hard to choose just one!
    SCole on Ravelry

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  31. The lovely Anemoi would be my favorite, it's already in my favorites folder on Ravelry.
    -BadWolf72

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  32. The lovely Anemoi would be my favorite, it's already in my favorites folder on Ravelry.
    -BadWolf72

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  33. There are several beautiful designs. The one that I saw that inspires and quite honestly intimidates me a bit is the "Grace Kelly Luxurious Beaded Shawl". The flow and the design is exquisite.

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  34. Hello! I love Belarra. It is so elegant--reminds me of late-Victorian fashion. I appreciate your design elements and will cast on soon!
    Ravelry Id=hoothoot

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  35. My favourite non-shawl design is Grace Kelly Sleek Pullover. So simple, chic, and timeless. My favourite shawl design right now is Tendrils because it is so delicate and intricate. Ravelry: SeraBella

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  36. I think Mina is my favorite but they're all so lovely.
    RavID: jackie0427

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  37. Rhodora is my favorite. It would be lovely to wear with a dress. emount on Ravelry.

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  38. I like the hat: Nebel, great color work. Thanks for the chance to win! lindajm on ravelry.

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  39. I love the Mina. I would love to have the set of blocking pins. Ravelry ID: kay4070

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  40. Belarra is one of the many I would choose to make. This one is big enough and the pattern is beautiful.

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  41. Rakke Shawl is my favorite. Knit in the worsted fall.weight version. Love it for the

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  42. Since I am FORCED to choose only one, it must be A Shawl for Emma. Beautiful work. (TaraVegas on Rav)

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  43. Affinity. If I had found this pattern before trying to make up my own, I might be wearing a top by now!

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  44. I've had the Grace Kelly Sleek Pullover in my favorites for a while now. Very Audrey Hepburn. I'd love to make one.

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  45. never made a shawl but would like to try one day

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  46. So many Susanna shawls to choose from. So far I love Zambra. Looks very delicate. One can't have too many shawls and they make beautiful presents.

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  47. I love Veritas.
    Ravelry ID: Vorlon

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  48. I think it would have to be Belarra (at least right now!) Thanks for the chance. Knitsensei on Ravelry.

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  49. Some truly beautiful things there!
    Liria appeals to me the most.

    Rav: woodfrogs

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  50. I love all of Susanna's shawls (who doesn't) but I would really love to knit Isen....I think it is beautiful and I love that it is done with DK weight yarn.

    ImAKnitphomaniac on Ravelry
    ImAKnitphomaniac@gmail.com

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  51. I love most all of your designs! I especially love Nimbus Cloud and Taimi! I love working with beads and your patterns keep them delicate and lovely!! I am sleekymom on ravelry.

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  52. My favorite of all her patterns is Annis. It is the first time I ever made an attempt at lace (and nupps!) I was so nervous getting started but the pattern was beautifully written and I had no problems.
    Rav: Lnmknits

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  53. If I had the time I would knit all the lace patterns shown.

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  54. Belarra. My Rav ID: tooknittytheresa

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  55. I really love the Laeta, it's asymmetrical shape is one of my faves! Rav ID: Hillydilly

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  56. How does one choose a favorite from so many beautiful designs? I love the Zambra shawl. Ravelry ID is knitanna

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  57. Difficult choice to pick just one! But if I must chose one, I'll go with Mina. I love anything with hearts on it :D

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  58. Wonderful and intricate shawls. Rav ID: Densford

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  59. I'm a cowl girl. I love the Nougat cowl pattern. Thanks for the contest. Susanlewis928@gmail.com

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  60. All incredible. Catlett is gorgeous. Rav ID: CopperBailey

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  61. Love, love, love Lilly of the Valley patterns. Bonus of crescent or stole in Kielo. YAY!
    Ohanaprincess

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  62. All the patterns are so beautiful, but I fell in love with the Summer Blooms shawl on the cover of Interweave Knits the first time I saw it. Still on my wishlist to make. Rav ID: gamegirljill

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  63. They are ALLLLL so beautiful, but at the moment I would choose Jadis.

    ummrania on rav

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  64. Love the Myrix Hat and Cowl pattern!!
    RAV ID: bamabubba

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  65. I love Kielo. It's gorgeous. Rav ID Grammacher.

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  66. They all are beautiful! Belarra looks like the most fun to knit.

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  67. I am trying to do Christmas knitting and love your Alna hat and cowl. ravelry ID JaneInGeorgia

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  68. So many gorgeous patterns! My favorites are the Oborine shawl or Helada scarf. Now to find the time to make one of them!
    Rav ID: klsimm

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  69. Beautiful designs! Jadis really catches my eye. My Ravelry ID is mmfollbaum.

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  70. I love the Mina shawl, with its pretty heart design <3
    My ravelry name is originalcin and my email address is originalcin69@gmail.com

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  71. Tendrils is my favorite, although I also love Safra...
    Ravelry ID is Surpreyes
    email is heather@surpreyes.com

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  72. Kielo is my favorite! Can't wait to knit it!😃 pamelapo is my Ravelry id.

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  73. Kielo is just stunning! I love crescent shaped shawls.
    Rav ID: TrudyO

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  74. So many lovely patterns... but that Rhodora!

    Ravelry: sviqueen

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  75. Mina is my favorite but ... too many lovely patterns

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  76. Pteridia is beautiful. Hope to get to that level some time. Just beginning to get into lace and it's nice to see where to go as I get more comfortable with higher levels of difficulty. (Really think Kielo is gorgeous too.) You had to make us pick only one? :) Rav ID: jsaunt

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  77. Love Mina -- I will definitely make it for my sister who loves hearts! Rav ID: lseidl

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  78. I love the Mina shawl. I love Knit Blockers too!

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  79. Vernice gradient is lovely, I'd love to knit this! It combines my favorites, leaves and gradients.

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  80. My absolute favorite is Gweneira, I love cables. Ravelry: Craftyl8y

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  81. Wow picking a favorite is a tough choice. I have to say i love Mina pattern. It is stunning!

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  82. My favorite to knit and to wear has been Mermaid's Song! RAV ID PuffyGriffinclaw.

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  83. My favorite to knit and to wear has been Mermaid's Song! RAV ID PuffyGriffinclaw.

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  84. So many lovely shawls. I've done several recently, so perhaps an Evenfall scarf or Trenza mitts would be a fun switch. Would love to try these blockers! Rav: whimZknits

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  85. My favorite is probably "the next one" because each of her designs I've completed has won my heart. Pava is a favorite, I've made one so far and have plans for at least two more. All are gifts, so I'll have to make one for myself after that! sydnie7 on Ravelry

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  86. Love the Pyropa and Caireen - Cruella66 on ravelry

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  87. "A shawl for Emma" That was a hard choice. Ravelry--knitcrochetsmile

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  88. the new sweater, Sinua is beautiful!

    ravID: i-hook

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  89. Ohmygosh can I just add every shawl in Susanna's collection to my queue? It's hard to choose, but I think Pava might be the first design I would like to tackle. Such a rich, organic effect.

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  90. I've been following Susanna since about 2009 when one of her designs was published in the online Knitcurcus magazine. In this post here today, I appreciate her encouragement to use fingering or sport weight yarn instead of lace weight. I love Pyropa for its use of gradient yarns. RavID: adaknits

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  91. I love the Rhodora shawl, I dream of knitting something that beautiful!

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  92. While I love pretty much all her shawls I would prob have to pick Caireen as my fav since it stands out more to me. RavID:webpixies

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  93. I love the RAkke shawl! It has some weight to it, and enough variety to be very interesting!

    lgrams@fairpoint.net lojeanne Laura

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  94. I would love to make her Catlett Shawl. Not only attracted by the stitch combinations but the size/shape as well.
    phpdwp@embarqmail.com

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  95. So many great designs! I would choose Annis as my favorite, but there are several that I love.
    Ravelry id: kmcschmidt

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  96. So many great designs! I would choose Annis as my favorite, but there are several that I love.
    Ravelry id: kmcschmidt

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  97. So many great designs! I would choose Annis as my favorite, but there are several that I love.
    Ravelry id: kmcschmidt

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  98. Meandering Vines is my favorite; I've knit two already. Can't wait to knit different patterns from her.
    atreidesb@aol.com

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  99. So many pretty designs! I think Sinua is my favorite

    Rav id: purple

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  100. I love the Catlett shawl because I prefer shallow wrap-style shawls, and I love Green Mountain Spinnery yarn!
    Rav: eastbayknitter

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  101. Mermaid's Song is my favorite! But Annis is my go to shawl when I need a quick gift.

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  102. After viewing all the designs on Ravelry I really love the Alna Hat & Cowl! My second choice is the Pyropa shawl. Both are now on my to-do lists :-) Rav ID: deniellenoe

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  103. I love Nimbus Cloud.

    Rav ID: globalite

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  104. I can't choose a favorite among her shawls - too many gorgeous ones! So I am going to pick her Wings Mitts handwarmers! Rav ID MaryjoO

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  105. Carya Hat & Cowl is my favorite of her designs! I'm buttmuffin on ravelry

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  106. Ewyn is one I'd love to knit again. Calyx is in my queue!!

    tktl on ravelry

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  107. Love the Bernice Gradient Shawl.

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  108. Love the Bernice Gradient Shawl.

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  109. Am loving the Georgiana Shawlette right now! Ravelry ID: crescendogal

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  110. I LOVE the Mina!! My email is rathiggins@gmail.com

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  111. I love the Mermaid's Song shawl from the Harry Potter book - one of these days..... Knittingmaryb on Rav

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  112. The Catlett shawl looks really sophisticated! My Ravelry ID is "holity".

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  113. Cygnus is probably my favorite, but she has so many beautiful patterns, it's hard to choose!

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  114. Eadon is my favorite pattern - my ravelry id is knittingpessimist

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  115. It's hard to pick just one! The Zportz hat and the Ewyn wrap are two that I might work sooner rather than later. :-)

    Ravelry ID: JoyBlue

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  116. I love the Belarra Shawl. pearsrgood@hotmail.com

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  117. I love the Mina shawl!
    Ravelry ID: Moukin

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  118. Pava might be the next thing on my lovely karbonz needles.
    ravelry ID: gn2tx

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  119. Annis has been on my list for several years. I finally did it this summer! So many lovely patterns!
    Carolyn (crazy8mom on Ravelry)

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  120. I think I want to knit Jadis, looks lovely!
    Ravelry ID; audreybouvier

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  121. My favorite is Flutter!
    My Ravelry ID is MsKniterrific

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  122. I am in love with Vernice Gradient Shawl

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  123. They're all lovely! But being a Scot-o-phile, I choose the Blue Thistle Shawl. My Ravelry name is PiperMum.

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  124. I love her Sinua sweater.
    Ravelry: lkawakami

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  125. OH MY! What beautiful patterns. I would like to knit the Laeta.
    Ravelry name: marthalj

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  126. How in the world can you pick just one? Every time I hear Susanna has a new pattern out, I think "ohhh, that'll be gorgeous!" even before I see it! So, I have to go with the one I think I'm most likely to make next, which is Jadis...or Calyx...or Belarra...or Aimatia... Yup, can't pick just one!

    I'm RichelleCK on Ravelry

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  127. My favorite is Jadis. It's gorgeous!

    I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry.

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  128. I love them all but Limelight is my favorite!

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  129. Bellara is the one I most want to knit, it is just lovely.

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  130. Eadon cardigan-gorgeous cables and it comes in larger sizes!
    Ravelry ID: LisaD

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  131. Her shawl patterns are all so gorgeous! One of my favorites is definitely Limelight.
    Ravelry ID: goosey1019

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  132. The Mina shawl is beautiful!
    Ravelry ID: knitter-kt

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  133. So many great patterns!
    If I have to pick one, it would be Limelight.

    Rav ID: LittleP3

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  134. They're all pretty, but my current favorite is Aurita.
    Rav ID: slawson

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  136. I love the look of the Belarra shawl, from Twist Collective Spring/Summer 2014. It is on my project bucket list.

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  137. I absolutely love Mina! Ravelry ID: AlettaJohnson

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  138. I love them all... but I'd say Veritas. So pretty.
    teabird on Ravelry
    teabird17 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  139. i really like Veila.
    KristiPete on ravelry

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  140. Susanna IC has so many beautiful patterns, but the one that made me stop and take another look was "Mina." When I doodle, I eventually start drawing hearts. When I saw that shawl, it spoke to me immediately. I'd love to make it. I'm Rosewood11 on Ravelry.

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  141. I would really like to try Liria sometime. It looks so elegant to me.
    Cakane@optonline.net

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  142. My favorite pattern is Belarra. Simply beautiful!

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  143. I have to say that Rhodora is my favorite but I've added about 10 more to my Ravelry "Love" list. pamelaric on Ravelry

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  144. I love the look of the Mina. It is so very artful.

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  145. I really like the Mina shawl

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  146. Kilo is beautiful.
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  147. I love Susanna's shawls but her latest sweater Sinua is just gorgeous!
    soniamv on Ravelry

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  148. I am fascinated by the belarra shawl In its own unique way it
    reminds me of a peacock.

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  149. Affinity. If I had found this pattern before trying to make up my own, I might be wearing a top by now!

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  150. I adore Annis and have purchased my yarn to knit it. A very close second is Stellaria, I may just have to start looking for the perfect yarn for this shawl...

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  151. Wings Mitts. I love the lace pattern.

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  152. All of the patterns are very beautiful. My favorite would have to be the Kielo shawl pattern. It is really beautiful. I plan to use the pattern and knit the shawl for my grandmother for her birthday.
    Ralvery-Knittingkitten87
    Email-jasmin.phillips04@yahoo.com

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  153. My absolute favorite is Cirrus Clouds......love it!!

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  154. My absolute favorite is Cirrus Clouds......love it!!

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  155. I would love to knit this beauty Calyx. The sheerness of it, is so soft looking. I really do want to do this pattern beautiful

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  156. I particularly like her sweater designs, especially the newest one Sinua.

    Rav ID is rachel-o

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  157. I really like Elica. Love the color and it is something I would use. Rav ID is annegreengables. Thank you!

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  158. I like the look of Rhodera.
    Rav I'd is Witatter

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  159. It's so hard to pick a favorite! I've been wanting to make Jadis since the mkal, but just fell in love with the new Catlett!
    Rav id - sunshineadw

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  160. ooo i love the safra shawl pattern..i would love to challenge myself with this pattern!
    xox marie

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  161. I love the unique construction details on her sweaters! My favorite is the Nevyn zippered cardigan! I'm already plotting what color I want to make it in!

    Rav ID ktsmurf

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  162. I love the Rhodora shawl. I'm dominohs on Ravelry.

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  163. I loved making the Rose Lace Stole. Found out a friend would be undergoing chemo for breast cancer at the same time as I was and wanted to make her a prayer shawl. It was the perfect combination of easy geometric lace (for when I didn't feel well) with Estonian motifs for intricate beauty. We're both doing well four years later.

    sollertia on Ravelry

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  164. Nyssa is one of my favorites. Some cables and lace - just beautiful. SKWestDesigns on Rav.

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  166. I love the Beithe shawl!

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  167. Mina. It's just beautiful. klboykin

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  168. I love the Mina!


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  169. I like the look of Catlett, new this fall. I like that it's a heavier weight, and has less common characteristics than the lacier shawls.
    Teresep6 on Ravelry.

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  170. My favorite is the Amiens cape. I love all of the lacy shawls but have so much arthritis in my hands that I cannot work with the finer yarns. This is the first cape I have seen done with lace and it will be on my to-do list. My Ravelry ID is SeniorSue17. Hope to see more patterns like Amiens.

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  171. Wow! They are all amazing! I immediately downloaded your free patterns and can't wait to try them. Since I have to pick I'd say my favorite is Mina but I also LOVE the cirrus clouds shawl.

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  172. I really enjoy Suvi Simola's Meandering Vines Shawl. It looks so different in other yarn weights.

    RtzJ9 at Ravelry

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  173. I really like the Swirling Gauntlets, pretty details. beckyu on Rav

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  174. That's not fair making us pick ONLY 1 favorite! There were lots of the lace shawl patterns I would like to get and have them added for future purchase, but I would have to say Mina - probably the whole Dracula mythos pushed this one to the front. They are all lovely! Some simpler, for a quicker knit, and some more complex and challenging!

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  175. Love the Concurrence, Affinity and Orwell. So many good projects. Ravelry ID MoppyAmanda.

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  176. My favorite is the Catlett Shawl. My ravelry id is Jamestull.

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  177. Love them all. Summer blooms and Ferywen today.
    NanaMamah on Rav

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  178. My fav is mermaid's song. So flowing and pretty. Kep@nbnet.nb.ca is email

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  179. My fav is mermaid's song. So flowing and pretty. Kep@nbnet.nb.ca is email

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  180. Grace Kelly Lace Sleeve Pullover, rav id is wesben

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  181. Veleta is my favorite. aeczapek

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  182. Rhodora is pretty cool. Ravery ID is Margay

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  184. I like the Liria Shawl Patter. Ravelery ID sarrington49

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  185. I love her Eadon and Vercana Hat.
    Ravelry ID LilDeb831

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  186. I like the Mermaid's Song Shawl. Ravelry ID KittyKatz

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  187. So much beauty, so little time, I would love to create Pyropa from your stunning design. Ravelry ID she-smile. :-)

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  188. I'm loving the Limelight shawl. There are so many beautiful patterns to choose from! I'm sharbie on rav.

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  189. So many great patterns but I love Mermaid's Song (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  190. My all-time favorite Susanna IC pattern (and it was hard to choose just one!) is Caireen, a hybrid shawlette-scarf in a crescent shape with lovely Saxon-braid cables, from a 2010 issue of Knitty.com. My Ravelry ID is gkgreen, and my email address is g_k_green@hotmail.com; please enter me in the drawing for a set of Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers. Thank you!

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  191. I like the simplicity of the Cirrus Cloud. It would be great with gradient yarn.

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  192. Love her shawls but the Anemoi Cardigan is gorgeous.

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  193. My Dear Susanna, Your work is quite enticing! I am new to lace knitting and so I've taken notes on your chart reading recommendations. Thank you so much for sharing! When it comes to choosing one of my favorite designs... "Kielo" took my breath away but "A Shawl For Emma" stole my heart! Thank you for this opportunity and it has been especially nice to be introduced to you!
    Ravelry ID: tapestry63
    tapestry63@hotmail.com

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  194. They are all so pretty, but I have to go with Cascata.
    Ravelry: torreyslilwoman

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  195. My favorite is Kielo. Susana's designs are part of the reason that I wanted to learn to knit lace.
    kathied5732 on Ravelry

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