4.19.2016

La Jefa: New Pattern!

Oh, you all have been patient! Ready for the last sweater in the Novus Collection
Introducing LA JEFA!
La Jefa (pronounced La He-fa) means Boss Lady in Spanish, and this sweater is certainly the boss!
I've been working on La Jefa ever since I got yarn from Jennifer at Spirit Trail Fiberworks in November. I ripped a few times, revamped things once, and then had a slew of people test her to make sure La Jefa fit more than just my body type!
Oh, I love this sweater! The wait was worth it, I promise!
La Jefa is definitely the most challenging of the 3 sweaters in the Novus Collection, but if you have knit Hot Flash or Las Cruces, or are comfortable with lace, you will be ready for her!
I actually knit two La Jefa's... the second is knit in Anzula Breeze (the same heavy lace silk/linen I knit both Crucero's with) in Shitake.
I think you can see the stitch details a bit more clearly in it! The back and side seam panels use the stitch I developed for Meta Mystery KAL
And the "body" uses the same stitch I used in Clarus! So really, though it looks complicated, this might be a familiar knit for a few of you!
La Jefa uses the exact same construction as the other sweaters in the Novus Collection, if you aren't familiar with it, check out the blog series I did on it!
This blog post would have WAY too many photos if I posted all the great ones from the shoot. Go take a peek on Ravelry, you can see a gazillion more, plus all the testers lovely versions knit in a variety of great yarn choices!

And lucky you! Guess what? Spirit Trail has offered to giveaway a Sweater Quantity (2 or 3 skeins, size dependent) of Nona in Rose Kissed (the color shown above) to one of you lucky blog readers! And Jennifer is so in love with La Jefa that she is offering 20% off Nona through 4/25/16. Just enter the code BOSSLADY at checkout.

Just leave a comment below letting me know who is La Jefa in your life! Don't forget to leave a way to get in touch with you... I'll keep comments open through April 24th and announce a winner in my next blog post!

231 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - you've outdone yourself! La Jefa is hitting my queue right away. I'm looking forward to making the Novus jacket out of some of Jennifer's beautiful Vesta. Beautiful yarns and beautiful patterns - perfect combination!

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  2. And look how gorgeous the Lady Boss looks in that cherryred!
    I have been so much looking forward to knit the last one of your great Novus collection and now I can cast on right away - how great!
    Of course my La Jefa are my two boys - too small to not be taken care off, too cute to not follow their command - mostly anyways! :)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous in both colours. What a labour of love when I look at the detailed instructions and charts. Perfect for spring and summer. You are da Boss Lady!
    Knittingnanny55 on rav.

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  4. Beautiful! I need this sweater, it's perfect for the office. La Jefa is and always will be my mom. :)

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  5. I absolutely love this sweater. I have waited for this lace weight sweater so long. It will be just right for S. Florida weather.

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  6. Wow, it is beautiful! I will definitely have to be knitting this!

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    1. By the way my five cats are La Jefa in my house (just ask my husband)!

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  7. Love these! Love my test knit, perfect for Georgia weather!
    Jasper, our shih tzu is our "boss"! He has us well trained!
    lksilk on Ravelry

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  8. My pup, Buddy, is Le Jefe in my life!!
    Crystal
    ravelry - knitter5319

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  9. My La Jefa would be my older sister. She thinks she the boss but really it's me but don't tell her.
    knittingdancer on Raverly

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  10. Beautiful!! Boss lady?? That would be boss cat....."Queen" Freya! She has quite the attitude ;)
    Rav.....jankk

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  11. I am the boss! Shouldn't I be? I certainly would wearing that beautiful sweater - look out world, here I come!!!!

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  12. I'm la jefa around here - it's my business & I get to make the decisions! Well, the spousal unit gets to make some of the decisions too, sometimes.... Tax season is over & I can back to my life, so I'd love to win & cast on!

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  13. I am now the La Jefa, as the matriarch of the family and it is for her I will knit this lovely lace sweater - when I finish Hot Flash!!

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  14. To me, La Jefa is my strong, beautiful daughter!

    Ravelry: Cassiopaeia

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  15. I am the LA Jefa in my family, (just ask my children and fur babies). What a wonderful name for this beautiful sweater.

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  16. Most beautiful sweater ever! And I'm my own boss lady now. Looking forward to being challenged (in a good way) knitting this sweater!

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  17. Beautiful sweater! My daughter is my la jefa. Always spirited and determined she is now an awesome 25 year old.

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  18. This is soooooo awesome. Definitely in my list. I am my own La Jefa, regardless of what my mom and my cats seem to believe. :)

    (ravelry: nyctale)

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  19. Autumnsky on RavelryApril 19, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    My husband and I agree - it's our bossy kitty, Simon!
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  20. Beautiful sweater. I'd love to win the yarn to make it! La Jefa in our house is our cat, Nori, who thinks she should be the center of attention at all times. I'm manneko on Ravelry.

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  21. This design looks much better than the design I had in mind; I still have three skeins of Nona...
    Marielle

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  22. I am the boss of me and no one else! That being said, I know what I'll be knitting with my 3 skeins of Nona in my stash!! :) Beautiful as always Laura!

    Mimers on Rav

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  23. I suppose I am La Jefa in my house as all the others are boys :)
    I love this sweater and all you do.
    Thank you!
    (shalina on rav)

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  24. Gorgeous sweater! All those LACE stitches! I am mesmerized!

    As for La Jefa, I would love to say that I am, BUT our 3 Calico sisters would definitely disagree. They seem to take turns being La Jefa and once I have knit this lovely cardigan they will undoubtedly take turns using it for a bed.

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  25. Oops. . . . Forgot to list my contact info - Candace13 on Rav

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  26. La Jefa in my life has to be my mother. Love this sweater and the others in the collection! Thanks for all your hard work on them and the chance to win. (Nancy07 on rav)

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  27. This pattern is breath-taking! La Jefa at out house is our dog Lexi. At least she thinks so.

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  28. INhave the ther two, and would love to have yarn for the third!! 😍 JLausch on Rav. My son's Mini Pin, Annie, is my La Jefa

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  29. My cat Star is the boss, La Jefa, in my life. She is named Star because the world revolves around her.
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  30. La Jefa would definitely be my Mom; but she's in Heaven now so I am the boss lady at home. This fabulous sweater fits me to a T, I know you were thinking of me when you designed it!!! :) viv

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  31. It's absolutely beautiful! I can wait to try it out!! LA Jefa in our family would definitely be the cat. She rules the roost around here!

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  32. I'm thinking this could be a great project for me!! I'm the boss in my house -- okay, not so much, and I'm good with that! knittingkathy@charter.net

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  33. Your design is incredible. such beauty . now that i have a body which will do this design justice it is on my list to make as soon as i get the right yarn to do this

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  34. Love the new cardi, great addition to the collection. I would love to say that I am La Jefa but if I am honest The real boss is by mom. Anjahansen on Ravelry.

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  35. I'm lucky to have strong, talented, smart women in each facet of my life. I'm loving the lace in Synthesis and (once I catch up) will really embrace the challenge of beading for the first time!

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  36. I'm lucky to have strong, talented, smart women in each facet of my life. I'm loving the lace in Synthesis and (once I catch up) will really embrace the challenge of beading for the first time!

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  37. I can't wait to knit this! I've been hoping for ages that Laura would design a lace sweater and here it is. I love it.

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  38. This is a beautiful sweater! As a professional woman in a mostly male world, I make a point of dressing in a feminine but professional way. La Jefa will make it clear who the boss is when I am the only woman in the room! moilars@verizon.net

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  39. I will look forward to knitting this beautiful and interesting sweater as soon as I finish Synthesis and would love too win the Nona in Rose Kissed. Can La Jefa be a man? I would say he is my La Jefa. (ehill32@live.com)

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  40. This is fantastic, Laura, you've outdone yourself! La Jefa in this household is Pyewacket, my 15+year old, blind, asthmatic kitty who's in congestive heart failure and is still going strong. She reminds me every day to keep going.
    Glitterbug on Rav <3

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  41. I'm the La Jefa but if you ask my fur babies..they would be the La Jefa!

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  42. I'd love to knit this! I'm the La Jefa :)

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  43. This sweater and the Nona in Rose Kissed were made for each other. Beautiful knit!!

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  44. Enjoyed the live broadcast, Laura. My mother is the La Jeffa in my life. She passed away @5 years ago but she was such an amazing human being that she is still and always be the touchstone against which I weigh life's decisions. And she was the one who taught me to knit.--Biz

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  45. God is my La Jefa.

    Both colors and yarns are nice. Hard to decide from these two.

    piwang in Rav.

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  46. I enjoyed your FB webcast. Got the pattern update and look forward to knitting this one. Getting my Synthesis knitting on right now. :)

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    1. Oh, and my Jefa would be my granddaughter Ava. She is the boss of my heart!

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  49. I am finally the La Jefa in my life, but I let my husband think he has some input.

    paknitter on ravelry

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  50. Beautiful! Must say, all your KALs have helped getting me comfortable with and looking for ace projects. Glad to have this as the final pattern in the Novus Collection. Who is La Jefa...hmm, maybe all 4 of us! I DH and 2 DSs, who have grown to be great independent adults! I am knit1baketoo on Ravelry.

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  51. I am La Jefa, both at work and at home, and I love this one too! Just emptied my needles so I can start Hot Flash, and work my way up to this one!

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  52. This is a beautiful sweater! La Jefa in my life is definitely my cat Florence! I am josiekitten on Ravelry too.

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  53. who is la jefa? in my family, i think the la jefa role is divided up between my 4 sons. outside of the family, la jefa is my best friend - but in a good way. she always knows just what i need. i love this pattern and think it would make a great work jacket.
    i am diggin on ravelry.

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  54. My La Jefa is my wonderful Spanish Lady who actually came to me from Spain. She is feisty, sweet and can be timid around strange men. She has a rubbery nose and quite scary fangs. Her name is Circe and she is a galgo (or Spanish Greyhound) rescued from Spain. She is a delight and after all she endured is a strong positive role model for anyone.

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  57. My Jefa is a beautiful Buddha named Tara!

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  58. maralu on RavelryApril 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    La Jefa around our house is our Lady Lulu, the most finicky cat you would ever meet. If she doesn't like dinner, she gets to try something else. If she wants "that spot" , her brother has to move.
    She'd love to sniff around some new and exciting yarn.

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  59. La Jefa in my life is a woman I adore -- my cousin. Since my wedding, she is known to the family as "The General". Without her drill sergeant style event planning skills in her maid-of-honor role, the occasion -- which took place in another country many moons ago -- would have been a pale comparison to the spectacular affair it was. Kudos to you, Laura, for continuing to create amazing and singularly unique designs that turn heads, attract flattering comments, and resonate with confident women. Melillo on Ravelry

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  60. Beautiful design! Most of the time I am La Jefa in the house but my husband is a close second :)

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  61. My special niece, Jennifer, love the girl to bits!

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  62. I love this pattern! Hoping to attempt it.

    Lucky for me, I am La Jefa!

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  63. I love this pattern! Hoping to attempt it.

    Lucky for me, I am La Jefa!

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  65. Oh, that's lovely. I'd like to try it! La Jefa in my life is my mom, who keeps smiling through all the not-so-nice things life throws at her. Thanks, Laura! -- Kittbo AT gmail

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  66. The pattern and the yarn are stunning. I would love to knit this pattern for myself. I am my own La Jefa :-)

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  67. Gorgeous! Love all of your patterns, and would love to win the yarn to knit this! ravid: mamacass

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  68. Knit Fool DeirdreApril 19, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Gorgeous sweater and wonderful giveaway! It's fun to read how you incorporated stitch patterns from earlier patterns ... and to see that it's so different from the other sweaters in the collection, but sharing so much of the unique construction. Lovely! Another great success!

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      Oops - Forgot the part about naming my boss lady ... that would be me ... supervisor at work, matriarch of the family, primary breadwinner ... Also, my supervisor is a very smart and nice lady.

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  69. Gorgeous design, beautiful yarn! I have to admit that I'm La Jefa around here, but that sweater would make anyone sit up and take notice! Thank you both so much for the generous offer. Ravelry: LisaCinFL

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  70. La Jefa was my grandma, for sure :)

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  71. This is a beautiful sweater. La Jefa in my life is my mother-in-law. Although her knitting days are over, she is still curious about the world and loves to have fun.

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  72. La Jefa is my Mom, who passed away last year. She would have loved this beautiful garment, as do I.

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  73. Love the sweater, love the yarn! I like to think that I'm my own La Jefa, but I know that, while I'm in control, I let my younger La Jefa daughters be part of my decisions as well.
    rav id: laineyhf

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  74. What a beautiful sweater! La Jefa in my life is Lance, my dog. He's a princess and he's definitely in charge!!

    (nancy.rehak@gmail.com)

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  75. Wow, that yarn is gorgeous! I will have my fingers crossed for a win (my bday is the 24th, so it would be a lovely gift, lol), but if not, I'll definitely take advantage of the discount to purchase some! Oh, and I am absolutely my own La Jefa - single and independent and very happy to be so! :-)

    BookwormJen on Ravelry

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  76. Love the red Spirit Trail! Gorgeous - would love to win a SQ :) La Jefa - I am she now, Mom and Grandmother having passed on some time ago. It is a hard title to live up to, and I miss them both.

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  77. Beautiful sweater.
    My 3 hounds are "La Jefa" in my house.

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  78. Well, since I'm my own boss, guess I'm the favorite la Jefa!
    Love the sweater...and my favorite color!
    Ravelry: figment49

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  79. Beautiful, as always. I am my own La Jefa. I have no idea why people think I have control issues. 😎.. Rav I'd is karen531

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  80. Love this new pattern. LA Jefa would be my dog Grace. Sure would like to knit with this beautiful yarn.

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  81. Me, in my family! lol

    LOVE the new design!

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  82. And I forgot to add I'm Highlights on Ravelry!

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  83. And I forgot to add I'm Highlights on Ravelry!

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  84. I'm the boss lady in my life. 😀. Love this sweater and can't cwait to knit it!! If I'm the winner (and I hope I am, ☺), I can be contacted on Ravelry. I'm brooklyn-knitter.

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  85. I have to clam the title of La Jefa here - although I definitely cede control to God! And I have been waiting for a lace sweater - perfect for Georgia!

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  86. I love La Jefa. In my life my mom is La Jefa.

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  87. In my current like it is myself and my beautiful daughter, Becca!

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  88. Laura, you are La Hefa of knitting design! Definitely in the cue. (Rav. Rossziehe)

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  89. I want to knit this, please let me win the yarn!

    Aaron York Langston, aka "airbug"

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  90. I'm la jefa! Lol at least that's what my husband tells me.

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  91. So beautiful !! La Jefa in my life is my vivacious daughter. :)

    (Rav. QuiltingGeek)

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  92. So beautiful! I think I am my own La Jefa! I'm the boss of me!

    (Rav- candlefun)

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  93. Mama Sue is La Jefa, no doubt about it. Even when you think others are in charge, she has the last say--La Jefa, my Sicilian Mama. Love the yarn, love the pattern.

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  95. I'm NOT La Jefa - it is shared with 3 parrots, 1 wee bird, 2 Westies, and the top La Jefa in this group - the CAT.This sweater is beautiful. (mrussell13 on Ravelry)

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  96. Wow, this design is gorgeous! I guess I am the La Jefa. Rav: Mikkilayla

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  97. The big boss in our house is my 16-pound black kitten Binx. (He's 6 years old, but don't even try to tell him he's not a kitten!)

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  98. I am La Hefa!! I just lost sight of that for awhile ... It's my year to remind myself. I just turned 40 last week, and it's my time to SHINE!!! :-)

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  99. LaJeffa is gorgeous! I am single, so I am in charge! Anzula yarn is lovely.

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  100. La Jefa? That would be me! This is a seriously gorgeous sweater.
    rav - mlbs

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  101. Love the sweater, am working hard to get good enough to be able to knit it. My poodles are clearly La Jefa in my house

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  102. I guess La Jefa would be me -- or at least that's what my husband says! It's my birthday next week so this would be such a lovely prize to win as a gift!!

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  103. beautiful!!! I'm definitely La Jefa in this house!
    heartwise

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  104. My La Jefa is a trio of women who own my fave LYS. They inspire creativity and quality. It's a pleasure to work for and with them

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  105. La Jefa is me! Love this pattern...can't wait to make this!
    Ravelry name is dmallen

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  106. What a great jacket. I'm takin your advice and doin las cruces first but after this MKal I think I can do anything. I'd like to think I am the La Jefa in my family but 13 month old Audrey Lynn (GD) rules the roost these days. Ravelry name PhillyHelene

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  107. La Jeffa could be my aging dog Bella.... :}
    janetlatifa is me on RAV

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  108. I would be La Jefa in my world right now. El Jefe? well, that's a different story! Lovely design; gorgeous yarn!

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  109. La Jafa in my world right now is my granddaughter. Although she's not really bossy, I love to obey all of her commands. I love this sweater pattern, and would Enjoy making it and wearing it in this yarn. Thanks for the new pattern, and this chance to win yarn.

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  110. Gorgeous pattern and both yarns. La Jefa? It is a toss up between my cat and my diabetes. Both rule and enrich my life in so many ways. iltis47 on ravelry

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  111. What a very enticing and gorgeous design! It will be on list to knit for sure.

    La Jefa in my house is Nabisco, my little female cat with the heart of a lion. She's sweet as can be withe but rules the two boy cats with tooth and nail. And she growls if strangers come too close to the house. :)

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  112. What a very enticing and gorgeous design! It will be on list to knit for sure.

    La Jefa in my house is Nabisco, my little female cat with the heart of a lion. She's sweet as can be with me but rules the two boy cats with tooth and nail. And she growls if strangers come too close to the house. :)

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  113. Love this pattern. I need the Jefa for me! 💕

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  114. Hmmmm.....without sounding too crazy (most knitters are crazy anyway) my Boss Lady would be the inner voice that says-"Just rip it out and make it right" or "Don't try to fudge it, fix it." I am sure most of us have an inner voice like that.

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  115. Mom, who'll turn 90 this month, and is Jefa-ier than ever. Thanks for a great giveaway from KittenWhiplash on rav.

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  116. Beautiful pattern - La Jefa is Tashi - my 7 year old dog but she will not get the sweater!

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  117. I so want to knit this pattern. It's gorgeous! My La Jefa(s) are my two Dobbies. They have me wrapped around their paws. 😊
    Kathy (PokyJo on Ravelry)

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  118. Beautiful pattern for sure! Actually in my house I'm the La Jefa! so makes sense to make this one for me!

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  119. I just love La Jefa! The yarn in Shitaki is amazing too. La Jefa(s) in my life are my two very spoiled and pampered cats.

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  120. Love the pattern! It's a toss up between my cats or myself as The Boss Lady ;p
    Alikat2004 on Ravelry.com

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  121. Love the pattern! Love lace! My Mother, I just finished speaking with her. She turned 90 April 5, she is who I go to when I need advice and/or reassurance. Next would be my two rescued dogs, they rule the house, after the cat of course.
    Quinn42 on Ravelry

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  122. Oooooh! How beautiful. The only kind of sweater that I can tolerate is a lace one, thanks to hot flashes. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I love it. As for my La Jefa, that's my Mom! No matter what goes on, she's always the power house behind anything that gets done!
    I'm MaineNuttyKnitter on Ravelry.

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  123. This is so beautiful. I currently am knitting your Synthesis right now. This would be a great follow up knit to that.
    PrettyPinkZebra on Ravelry

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  124. LaJefa is so beautiful and looks like a super fun knit!! I think I am my own boss right now and it feels pretty good ;)
    etha on ravelry

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  125. Don and I share being boss. One day it might be me and the next him. Of course he would tell you that I am the bossy one and it may be true:). Love this new pattern and it is definitely in my future. Carolm7323 on Ravelry.

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  126. Beautiful sweater and yarn! I'm la Jefa of my own life (except, of course, when my knitting is acting up and becomes la Jefa)

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  127. Gorgeous, wearable sweater! I think I might be the BossLady in my life ...

    I'm WordLily on Rav.

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  128. Who is boss, probably Bebe the beagle.YAYB

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  129. My Chihuahua, Ivory, ever since I got her at seven weeks old in 2004. Recently our new cat, Kiki who is almost twice Ivory's size is giving her a run for her position.

    Ivory on Ravelry

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  130. I like to think I am La Jefa, but in reality I share the duties with my DH, il Jefo? LOL

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  131. My dollbaby, my Miniature Schnauzer, Sandi!

    pumpkinbaby on Ravelry

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  132. I think when it comes to knitting in my house, you, Laura, are the boss lady, as almost everything I know about knitting lace I have learned from you! And of course I will just have to knit this gorgeous sweater.

    Cindymalone on Ravelry

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  133. Let's see who is the Boss Lady? Must be my mama as we all look up to her!
    You've given us another magical pattern to knit!
    twosaners on Rav

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  134. This would be PERFECT for you oldest niece!

    Laura Grams
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  135. I watched the podcast late but I think you have outdone yourself, Laura. I love this cardigan. I now live in Trinidad and usually have a shawl with me as the AC in most places can be quite cold. The cardi will be perfect for restaurants of movie theatres. La Jefa in my life is my wonderful mother. Once I retired I came back home to Triniad to look after my parents and I am so very happy I get to spend time with a fabulous lady, my Mum! She is wise and funny and very loving and puts up with my Dad's and my shenanigans! I know I will have to knit two La Jefas, one for me and one for her!

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  136. I am La Jefa! Divorced 2 years ago and never been happier! Loving making my own decisions and living life my way! Also, got back into knitting and loving it! Ravelry: dmorgan166

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  137. I think it all depends who you ask (or how loudly I nag :)
    Would love to knit this as well. Docjulie on ravelry

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  138. La Jefa was definitely my mother, unfortunately she is no longer with us, but my sister & 3 girls have all been La Jefa at one time or another

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  139. These sweaters are wonderful, and La Jefa may be the best one of the bunch! Love that red color - it's the boss!

    Apenwell on Ravelry

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  140. My La Jefa is me. I'm a breast cancer survivor having gone through lymph node removal, a right mastectomy, chemo that made me really sick and radiation that badly burned my skin. I'm sure I'm not alone in what I've gone through. Knitting and my knitting friends helped get me through. Kattolio on Ravelry.

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  141. I am finally learning to be my own La Jefa, at this late stage of the game, and I like her a lot! And the sweater is absolutely gorgeous!! I would love to give this a try, and will, whether I win the yarn or not! Thanks for the chance!
    Somanycolors on Rav

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  142. I am La Jefa, at least my husband let's me think I am. Beautiful sweater, and would be just wonderful, actually, for my daughter who is getting ready to start her post-doc.
    MJLegg on Rav

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  143. I am La Jefa, at least my husband let's me think I am. Beautiful sweater, and would be just wonderful, actually, for my daughter who is getting ready to start her post-doc.
    MJLegg on Rav

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  144. This is a very beautiful sweater! It has already gone into my queue.
    I am my own La Jefa.
    vehuddle on Ravelry

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  145. La Jefa at my house is definitely my tiny, almost 11 yr old Yorkie, Sweet Pea. I am merely the upright provider of food and grooming that is here only to serve the needs of the fur menagerie. LOL

    La Jefa is a beautiful sweater and I adore the Rose Kissed color way and Nona is an absolute dream to work with. This sweater is definitely on my "Do Now" list.

    Rav ID: stitchalong

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  146. wow! inspiring. 'La Jefa' is, without question, the dog! but she will NOT get this one....it will be for me
    susanjd on rav

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  147. What a beautiful sweater! Delicate and lacy with a lovely fit. I believe I am the La Jefa in this house (but I think the dog would argue the point).

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  148. I love this pattern! My La Jefa when it comes to knitting is my best buddy Suzanne, and sometimes I am her La Jefa. We keep each other on track with our knitting.
    Debbie (born2sew40 on Ravelry.

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  149. My La Jefa will always be my mom - even though she passed away a few years ago, I would never dream of taking her title!

    RachelKnits on Rav

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  150. Ha! La Jefa is my 11-year-old Cairn Terrier who knows she is the boss in our house. Luckily, I get to go to work and be the boss during the week. It helps with my ego...
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  151. La Jefa seems to be our 17 year old cat. She keep us all in line, including the two younger male cats. Ain't no one happy unless she's happy! ;)
    Love this new sweater!

    Chris6362 on Ravelry

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  153. I love this sweater and would love to win the Spirit Trail yarn to knit it. I found your live webcast very informative. I'd say I'm the La Jefa in our family. Rav: Sue535

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  154. La jefa is my rescue poodle, Bella, she was a backyard breeder doggie, they were mating her with a cocker. At 2 years old she had had 4 liters and was pregnant with a 5th. She came to me full of ticks and fleas, underweight and scared of everything and everyone. She is now the queen and boss lady of the house and a little chubby. She is my faithful companion and puts everyone in line.

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  155. I love this pattern!! I am La Jefa...unless my daughters have another plan for my day!
    Lucy21780 in rav

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  156. What a beautiful pattern. La Jefa in my family is me, but DH doesn't know that! He has been pressuring me to make a sweater and I think I will oblige with this pattern just as soon as I finish Crucero Banda.

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  157. My La Jefa is the owner of the LYS where I work. I was afraid using the name would disqualify me from winning!! I love your work Laura!!!

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  158. I adore this sweater...can't wait to start! La Jefa in my family is my lovely dog Lupin....she rules!!
    Rav ID: quilterlis

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  159. Gorgeous sweater! I've heard about this yarn and would love to try it. Right now the boss lady in my life is my friend Kellie I trust her advice and direction.
    Rav ID ramonafirehorse

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  160. Such a beautiful cardigan! I've long wanted to knit a lace cardigan, and I think I've finally found the pattern I've been waiting for. I guess I'm La Jefa round here, though both my husband and cat think otherwise.

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  161. My Mom was my La Jafe
    spatky136 on Ravelry

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  162. The knit is absolutely lovely! Can't wait to start it. My cats (3) are my La Jefas. They run my life! margarete6142@gmail.com

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  163. I am My own "jefa".
    uniami.luciaramos@gmail.com

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  164. Guess my dog Guinness is my boss! Can't wait to start the sweater!

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  165. My mom was la chefs. I miss her especially when it comes to knitting. I am yarngirl52 on ravelry.

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  166. Love the pattern and the yarn color! melanie1 on Ravelry.

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  167. Fabulous addition to the Novus Collection, and what a beautiful challenge! La Jefa in my life? me, who else! ;-)
    filidhruadh on Ravelry

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  168. So pretty and love the lace. sandiphi on Ravelry

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  169. What a beautiful pattern! I love the nova collection and the yarn color is wonderful. I am suppose to be the boss lady but I think my daughter who will be 16 in 3 days, is La Jefa in the family, she get us to do everything she wants!!
    sylview06 on ravelry

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  170. Pick Me! I love the design. My Le Jefe is husband.

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  171. myself or maybe my mother in law. my ravelry id is gibbles83.

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  172. Beautiful ~ looking forward to knitting this one! La Jefa in my life....? Me! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful yarn!
    Rav ID: LannieK

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  173. My La Jefa was my beautiful mother who passed away much too soon. I hear her voice in my head every day, encouraging me and tending my heart. The sweaters are beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win the yarn.

    RAV ID: deblyn153

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  174. Gorgeous sweater! I am La Jefa at this time in my retirement life.

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  175. Gorgeous doesn't even come close to describing how beautiful this sweater is! Maggie the Golden Retriever is my BossLady :)

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  176. I guess I am the only boss of me, now that our darling Gracie dog is no longer with us. This sweater is a knockout and that red--WOW!

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  177. La Jefa in my life is "me", according to me, but according to my children, it's them. LOL!
    The sweater is gorgeous. Would love to try my hand at this,

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  178. As the oldest of 4 kids, I've always been the boss! It took a little while for my husband to make peace with that though. Lol! I've made Las Cruces and have Hot Flash on my To Do list. La Jefa will now be added too.

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  179. Since my husband passed away several months ago I have had to learn to be a "Boss Lady" in many ways. Knitting is my passion and go to for peace and relaxation. I'm now working on Hot Flash and just ordered yarn to make Le Jefa. Both sweaters are absolutely gorgeous! Whoever wins this contest is one lucky "Boss Lady!"

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  180. Gorgeous addition to this collection of sweaters. Would love to make this one too!!! I am definitely La Jefa in my house but in our larger family it would of course be my mom!!

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  181. So very, very beautiful! This is my favorite of all. I've already ordered yarn for it, but would love to win the gorgeous yarn from Spirit Trail. I would say that most days I'm La Jefa, but some days it's my knitting that's the boss of me. :-)

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  182. Love the new cardigan. It would be just perfect for my sweetie.I would say that the "Boss Lady" on our lives is our kitty, but he is a boy, does this still count?

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  183. I AM LA JEFA...of me, and hopefully will always be. The rose color is gorgeous, but the construction of La Jefa is remarkable. You "done good", Laura.
    C

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  184. I love the pattern. As for who is La Jefa in my life - well I'd have to say it's Mom

    rachel-o on Ravelry

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  185. Love this cardigan from the collection! Just this week I was thinking about knitting up another lace cardi. La Jefa is perfect.

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  186. I love La Jefa! And I am La Jefa when it comes to knitting! My dad taught me to knit over 40 years ago and I've been at it ever since. I'm ready to retire (from my 9-5 job) and move to a warmer climate...Laura's lacey jacket patterns are perfect for me!

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  187. In our house, our cats Allie Cat and Zumba are La Jefa - but that may change when I knit this sweater - I love it! It looks just right for our cool seasons. Definitely worth the wait. :-) You can contact me through Ravelry, I am salpal1. or through my blog http://whatimuptotoday.wordpress.com

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  188. La Jefa for my whole family is mi abuela, Happy. Tiny and gracious, but she rules us all with a lift of her manicured finger! She's one of the ladies who taught me to knit, and would probably end up with the sweater if I make it.

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  189. I suppose I'm the La Jefa in the family. Sadly, not many left.

    Beautiful offer.

    Rav id is purple

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