Tuesday, February 28

Touch the Sky - a shawl to crochet





Touch the Sky is a generous, crescent shaped shawl that is fast and easy to crochet in an easy two row repeat. Make it in one color, pair a neutral with scraps for stripes, or use a yarn with a long color run. Work the edging in a contrasting or complimentary color.

This shawl can be made with any weight of yarn you like by changing the hook size to suit the yarn. It’s easy to make it the size you desire. My testers worked this shawl in a sport, worsted and fingering/sock weight yarns.

The pictured shawl was made with 445 yards of DK weight yarn for the body and 62 yards for the edging. I used Yarn Bee Urban Chic in gray. (I removed all the brightly colored section and magic knotted the yarn together.) The edging yarn was Yarn Bee Mimosa in tuquoise.

Blocked this shawl measures 69” neckline x 21.5” deep. I wet blocked it for the cotton in the yarn and steam blocked it to control the acrylic yarn.


Regular price is $4.00. The 4 page pattern includes written instructions and crochet charts.

You can find the pattern for sale in my Ravelry pattern store.

Enjoy!

Friday, February 10

Whispering Falls - a shawl to crochet

Whispering Falls is a big, slightly asymmetrical shaped shawl that is quick to crochet. Work it in one or more solid colors, a yarn with a long color run, or mini skeins, and finish by working the edging in a contrasting color.

It can easily be made smaller or larger depending on how much yarn you have. It can be made in any weight of yarn by changing the hook size to suit the yarn.

With fingering weight yarn and a size G hook, you’ll need 500 yards for the body and 67 yards for the border to make a blocked shawl that measured 76” neckline x 49.5” last row x 64” lower edge.

The 4 page pattern includes written instructions and crochet charts.


Twirlish scarf to knit

Twirlish is a scarf knit in the round in an easy diagonal lace pattern that begins and ends with a few rounds of ribbing. You can make it as short or long or as narrow or wide as you like with however much yarn you have. I’ll show you how to use up all of your yarn.

The pictured cowl was knit with 98 yards of Aran weight yarn (27” around x 5.5” tall) and the long scarf with 220 yards of yarn (54” around x 9” wide) using a size 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needle. It’s easy to adjust this pattern to use whatever weight of yarn you have in your stash by changing the knitting needles to suit the yarn and adjusting the number of stitches you cast on. Pattern price is $3.00. Find the pattern in my Ravelry pattern store.





All proceeds from this pattern will be donated to the Mercy Corp.