RickHappy Holidays from all of us at Knitter's Magazine!

It has been a busy year here in the XRX offices. We celebrated the publication ­of the 100th issue this past fall, and I have just celebrated my 10th anniversary as the editor of Knitter's Magazine. As we wind down 2010, I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for a wonderful year. 

This past summer I visited with my good friend Debbie Macomber at an industry conference. During our conversation she talked about her new movie, CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE… and she asked me to design & knit a lace scarf, with her new yarn the Blossom Street Collection Rosebud from Universal Yarn. And we hoped the scarf would appear in the movie. And so… that’s exactly what happened! Now, if you turn on Hallmark Channel you can see the Miracle Scarf in the movie.
And in the holiday spirit… we’re offering this pattern to you for FREE. You can download this one page PDF by clicking on the image to the right.

This is a fun knit. It only takes a couple of evenings to create and makes a beautiful last-minute holiday gift or final touch for your winter coat.  The 4-row lace is quite simple — a garter lace with yarn over patterning on every row. Don't be daunted, there are really only two patterns to remember as rows 1 and 2 are one pattern, and rows 3 and 4 are another.  You will see the similarity within the two patterns once you start. 

So get knitting, and know how much we appreciate you—our loyal readers, designers, and advertisers. Thanks for your support. I wish you a Happy Holiday Season, and peaceful New Year. May joy follow you through the upcoming year. 

Rick Mondragon
Knitter's Magazine Editor

"For a writer to have just one book made into a movie is a dream come true. But, to have a sequel made and aired for the holidays on Hallmark Channel is almost a… miracle. How perfect the movie is called CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE. I am truly blessed. The new movie is a holiday companion to last year's top-rated MRS. MIRACLE. Both star five-time Emmy award winner Doris Roberts. Co-starring with Doris in the new movie is a very special scarf. This isn't just any scarf, either. The pattern was designed by Knitter's Magazine editor, Rick Mondragon, whose work I greatly admire. And the beautiful yarn is from the Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collection from Universal Yarn. A Hallmark Channel original movie, a perfect cast, Rick's scarf pattern, and Universal Yarn. It just goes to show, miracles happen every day — especially on Christmas!"

            Debbie Macomber



Rick Mondragon with Debbie Macomber, sporting the Miracle Scarf (styled by Rick of course), at STITCHES East 2010 in Hartford, Connecticut.


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