Martha Stewart's New TV Show Reignites Poncho Craze--Free New Knitting & Crochet Poncho Patterns for Martha's Audience From Top LA Designer At SweaterBabe.com

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Martha Stewart's new TV Show features Martha's famous "Prison Poncho" this week, with an audience full of knitting & crochet hobbyists. SweaterBabe.com, LA's top knitting & crochet designer, offers Martha fans free updated knitting and crochet poncho patterns for download through September.

Why imitate the "just out of prison" look of Martha Stewart's poncho when there are so many fresh, new designs available?

That's the question that Los Angeles-based designer Katherine Lee asked herself last spring when Martha Stewart was released from prison. The question is current again this week when Martha's new TV show features an audience full of her fans wearing knock-off "prison ponchos" they have knit or crocheted themselves.

"I'm thrilled at the media attention to knitting and crochet brought on by Martha's "prison poncho" from last spring, says Katherine Lee, the founder and designer of SweaterBabe.com and a widely published pattern author.

"To help the public realize that there are many other gorgeous, more current, poncho patterns out there, I am offering FREE PONCHO PATTERNS FOR DOWNLOAD from my exclusive collection at SweaterBabe.com through the end of September."

CROCHET AND KNITTING ARE NOT JUST "OLD LADY" HOBBIES ANY MORE.

Designed as a resource for the new generation of more stylish and younger crochet and knitting enthusiasts, SweaterBabe.com is full of up to date poncho patterns, plus fun and hip new designs for hats, scarves, sweaters, baby gifts, and much more.

Lee says that she started SweaterBabe.com to provide younger, fresher, sexier, more stylish designs than the stereotyped old lady patterns found in most yarn stores and online. "Hopefully sharing some of my latest poncho designs for free with Martha's audience will help even beginners realize how fun and stylish crochet and knitting fashions can be to make."

Lee recommends patterns that create more open, lacy textures, feature slimming shapes and more feminine detailing, and also take advantage of beautiful yarns.

As examples of the latest trends she points to her "Dramatic Lace Crochet Poncho" pattern for crocheters, and her top-selling "Scalloped Edge Knit Poncho" pattern for knitters. She designed both for online sale and download at SweaterBabe.com but is offering them both FREE for download this month only.

ABOUT SWEATERBABE.COM

Since 2001 SweaterBabe.com has been the online home of Los Angeles-based crochet expert and knitting expert, Katherine Lee. SweaterBabe.com's fresh, Hollywood-influenced designs have been featured in many magazines and books from publishers including Vogue. The "Dramatic Lace Crochet Poncho" pattern will also appear in "Fabulous Crocheted Ponchos" in October from Lark Books. Lee's first full length book "SweaterBabe.com's Fabulous & Flirty Crochet Patterns" will also be available in Spring 2006 from Quarry Books (Rockport Publishing).

SweaterBabe.com offers dozens of exclusive and stylish patterns for immediate download at prices from free to $8.00 per pattern, as well as the largest directory of local yarn stores on the web.

VISIT http://www.SWEATERBABE.COM FOR MORE INFO, LOGOS, AND PATTERN PHOTOS

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