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Antracita Shawl is Here!

Antracita Shawl is Here!

We are counting down the hours to the weekend here and of course weekend plans include weekend makes! 

We always love meeting you and chatting to you at yarn festivals. One thing we hear time and time again is what you are looking for in a shawl pattern: easily memorable, enjoyable repetitive pattern that gives a bold effect and looks way more complicated than it is. Well we listen! Meet Antracita, designed by Joanne with all these features in mind. Its the perfect "just one more row pattern" that you won't be able to wait to wear. Plus it seemed only fitting to launch the pattern when some of you might have the luxury of a long weekend coming up.

The Warmer Project

The Warmer Project

We are so very excited to release 4 new individual patterns.  All of them are made in gorgeous Fyberspates Vivacious DK and are designed to highlight this gorgeous multi tonal yarn for quick makes as the weather gets a bit colder. 

Trailing Wake Shawl

Those of you you popped by our shawl at Yarndale would've already seen Joanne's newest shawl design, but now the rest of you have the chance to get your hands on Trailing Wake! You can buy the pdf here. 

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With stripes and a central line, like the ripples behind a boat this unusual rhombus shaped shawl worked in a biased fabric is simple to make and elegant in wear. Mix up the colours and play with the stripes for a different look.

Sizes
Wingspan (a): 203cm/80in
Depth(b): 41cm/16in

Materials
100g skein Triskelion Yarn Elen Sock (4ply, 100% High Twist Superwash Blueface Leicester Wool, 390m/426y) in Anvil - Col A
100g skein Triskelion Yarn Elen Sock (4ply, 100% High Twist Superwash Blueface Leicester Wool, 390m/426y) in Llyr - Col B
4.5mm hook

Tension
20 sts and 14 rows in rows in half treble crochet only to 10 cm/4 in using 3.5 mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating
Easy

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, raised (post) stitches, decreasing, increasing.

Construction
The shawl starts at the point at one end with increases on each edge and decreases around the central line of raised trebles to create the biased fabric. At the central point the increase and decrease pattern alters to keep the stitch count even but continue to create a biased fabric.

buy now in print for £4 plus p&p or

buy now as a pdf for £3

Yealm Shawl

One of the hardest things about designing is keeping new designs under wraps until you can share them. This collaboration with Kettle Yarn Co was no exception!  I was asked to create a crochet design using Linda's gorgeous blue Baskerville yarn - a blend of Gotland, Exmoor Blueface and silk that is a lovely and lightweight yarn with just the right amount of silkiness and sheen.  Yealm forms part of the  from Dust to Dawn collection a set of 4 patterns: 

Courtney Spainhower – Bovey, cardigan
Hanna Maciejewska – Walkham, cardigan
Linda Lencovic – Teign, colourwork wrap
Kat Goldin – Yealm, crochet shawl

A cosy crochet shawl, Yealm is shaped by increasing by one stitch each row at the neck edge for the first third of the shawl. The middle third of the shawl is worked even, then the last third of the shawl is decreased by one stitch at the neck edge each row, creating its long crescent shape.

yarn quantities 
Kettle Yarn Co. Baskerville, 2 skeins
200 g (800 m | 875 yds) 
Shown in Eventide.

skill level 1 of 5 (5 being hardest)

suggested needle size 
5 mm (US H) hook

tools 
darning needle

measurements 
finished dimensions 160 x 21 cm | 
64” x 8.25” at widest point.

Yealm can be bought as part of the collection here. Where you can also find the gorgeous Baskerville yarn.

You can also purchase the pattern individually here for £3.

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Flag Iris Shawl

While we were at Wonderwool, Joanne and I spent a large part of our time drooling over the Triskelion Yarn stall.  The sumptuous colours and elegant bases just begged to be touched and admired and ultimately taken home.  To justify the purchases, we decided that we would each release a design in the yarn. Originally we had planned to keep it a secret from each other, but that lasted all of about 10 minutes.

From the moment I picked up the bold gold and dark teal of the Branwen line, I knew I wanted something bold and stripey.  Originally, I had planned that the lace stripes would be the only pop of colours in the shawl, but as I absentmindedly crocheted at some school event, I accidentally added in a few of the alternating stripes in the ribbing section and decided it was meant to be.

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Sizes

  • Wingspan (a): 145cm/57in 
  • Depth(b): 56cm/22in
  • The shawl can be made larger or smaller by adding or removing additional repeats of section three.

 

Materials

  • 100g skein Triskelion Yarn Branwen (fine 4ply, 50% Wool/50% Silk, 500m/546y) in Fiachra- Col A
  • 100g skein Triskelion Yarn Branwen (fine 4ply, 50% Wool/50% Silk, 500m/546y) in Geld- Col A
  • 3.5mm hook

Note: This yarn has a very generous yardage and is very fine for a 4ply. Should you wish to substitute the yarn you may need an additional skein of each and use a larger hook to ensure the resulting fabric has enough drape.

Tension

16 sts and 14 rows in double crochet in the back loop only to 10 cm/4 in using 3.5 mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating 

Easy

Skills Needed

Basic crochet stitches, working in rows.

Construction

The shawl starts at one end, with increases at the neck edge only.

buy now in print for £4 plus p&p or

buy now as a pdf for £3

Contour Shawl

Are you heading for a long weekend or maybe even half term?  Well, we have the holiday make for you today. 

Sometimes simple is best to allow the yarn to really shine. This easy to work and quick to grow shawl works perfectly with those tricky to crochet variegated skeins, with the bold lines drawing the colour splashes along. Contour is a generous asymmetric shawl with a bold graphic look and beautiful drape.

Shaped like a tick, it wraps well and sits neatly. Plus its like wearing a secret affirmation of your correctness all day!

We've had this shawl tested and the feed back has been great.  Check out #contourshawl to see some of the fabulous makes. 

Size
Finished depth: 49cm/19in
Finished wingspan: 147cm/58in
Size is easily adjusted by working more or fewer rows. Altering the size alters the yarn required.

Materials
2 114g skeins Skinny Dipping Merino Singles (4ply weight, 100% Merino Superwash Wool singles spun, 475yds) in Salt Marsh
4.5mm (US 7) hook
A removable stitch marker

This pattern works well with any 4 ply yarn and size can be adjusted if your skeins are not as generous. We used 205g/855yds to make the shawl. If you would like to stripe the shawl with two different skeins, change colour on right side rows.

Tension
17 sts and 12 rows in pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 4.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating
Easy

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, increasing, raised (post) stitches.

Construction
Started at centre top, each row is increased at each end and in the centre to form a triangle.

You can buy the Contour Shawl pattern via Ravelry.

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Have a fabulous weekend! 

Saunders Socks

Gosh it has been a while since we released anything but shawls! Now we are pretty convinced that we have designed something you will love to keep the chills off your neck (okay okay we may have gone a little overboard - what can we say, we love shawls as much as you all clearly do!) it is time to take care of your toes!

This pattern, like so many of the best started as a challenge. I was not a fan of crochet socks, I thought they were stiff, unyielding and not particularly comfortable when made in sock weight yarn and, as far as I was concerned, that went double if they were made thicker and then a bit more if you had to make them unisex. For various reasons, outlined over on my blog today, I ended up designing a pair. Well, if I was going to have to put my name to it then I was going to make it blooming perfect in every way. It took a while (again chronicled on my blog) but I made a pair of crochet socks, soft, stretchy, snuggly unisex socks that I am beyond happy with. I did not want to take them off my feet for photography! I am slightly concerned whether Kat will actually send them back. Yes, that successful!

Because I think they would make the perfect gift for pretty much anyone I've made them in a very generous range of sizes from baby all the way up to a large man's size (UK 13) and included a handy size guide for gifting. If you do have the feet to measure though, the pattern is highly adjustable to get the perfect fit everytime.

You can buy the pattern now 

(link takes you straight to payment for an instantly downloadable pdf pattern)

Technical details you might need are here:

Size 
Finished circumference at ankle: 10 (13,17, 20, 23, 27, 30)cm 
/4 (5.25, 6.75, 8, 9.25,10.75,12)in 
Finished circumference at foot: 8 (13, 17, 18,22, 25, 29)cm 
/3.25 (5.25, 6.75, 7.25, 8.75, 10, 11.25)in 
Finished length is fully adjustable, a standard size guide is included at the end of the pattern to make gifting easier. 
Choose the size closest to your foot circumference.

Materials 
1(1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) 100g skein Vivacious DK (100% superwash merino wool, 230m /51yds) in (80800) Spiced Plum. 
4.5mm (US 7) hook 
5mm (US H) hook 
6mm (US J) hook 
2 Removable stitch markers

Note: Vivacious is a very plump DK, a worsted or aran weight will make a suitable substitution (always check tension carefully)

IMPORTANT: Yarn quantities are suggestions and will vary depending on the length at the ankle and the length of the foot which are worked to your measurements. Sample is 5th size with an ankle measuring 18cm/7in to the heel and 21.5cm/ 8.5in from the heel to the toe and required 136g of yarn.

Tension 
18 sts and 16 rows in stitch pattern in the round to 10 cm/4 in using 6mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating Easy

Skills Needed Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in rounds, missing stitches, working into row ends, decreasing, 
working short rows (fully explained in pattern), slip stitching to seam together.

Construction 
Worked from the cuff down the ribbing is worked back and forth in rows, stitches are picked up from the row ends and the ankle is worked in the round to the traditional heel flap with short rows used to turn the heel, stitches are picked up from row ends and instep to toe is worked in the round.

Forest Forager Handwarmers

Description

Sometimes all you need is beautiful yarn and a simple stitch pattern. This is a great introduction to Tunisian Crochet. The pattern includes full instructions for crocheters to work the Tunisian stitch.

Materials

1 hank of Baa Ram Ewe, Titus (50% Wensleydale, 20% Bluefaced Leicester, 30% UK Alpaca, 320m/350yd/100g) in Parkin [Yarn Held Double]

4.5 mm/US 7 Tunisian Crochet hook.

Tapestry Needle.

10, (12, 14) buttons 2.5 cm/1” in diameter.

Sizes

Finished circumference measures: 19 (20, 22) cm/ 7.5 (8, 8.5) in 

Finished length: 15 (18, 20) cm/ 6(7, 8)”

Designed to be worn with little negative ease. 

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Maple Falls Sweater

Maple Falls Sweater by Joanne Scrace

Beautiful autumn colours, spike stitches are used to create maple leaf motifs for an easy colourwork look.

Sizes:

Finished chest measures: 75 (86, 94, 105, 116, 126, 136, 144, 155)cm/ 29.5 (33.5, 37, 41, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5, 56.5, 61) in

Finished length (Underarm to hem): 41cm/ 16 in 

Designed to be worn with zero ease at the bust.

Materials:

Col A 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) balls Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (100% merino wool, 50g/105m)  in Earth(037)

Col B 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (100% merino wool, 50g/105m)  in Burnt Orange(043)

Col C 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (100% merino wool, 50g/105m)  in Gold(045)

5 mm/US H/8 hook.
Tapestry Needle.
2 Removable stitch markers.

Tension:

14 sts and 12 rows in htr to 10 cm/ 4” using 5mm / US H/8 hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

£4

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Silene Shawl

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This pattern is available for £3.00 GBP  

 

An unusually shaped, semi-oval shawl. Quick to work in a DK weight yarn. Made delicate with laceweight edging.

This pattern is part of The Crochet Project’s Botanics collection SS13.

This pattern is currently available in US terms only - a UK version will be released soon. If purchased now you will have the opportunity to download the UK version when it is available.

Sizes
Shawlette (Shawl) 
Finished width: 117 (169) cm/ 46 (66.5)” 
Finished depth: 23 (28) cm/ 9 (11)”

Materials
1 (2) hanks of Malabrigo Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino) in Madre Perla (425) (MC) 
1 (1) hanks of Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca lace (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk) in Pink Frost (017) (CC) 
4 mm/US G hook. 2.5mm/US C hook Tapestry Needle. 2 removable stitch markers (optional)

Difficulty rating: Intermediate

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Araucaria Cardigan

This seamless set-in sleeved cardigan has gorgeous drape. Its simple stitch pattern and lace detail make it a wardrobe staple.

This pattern is part of The Crochet Project’s Botanics collection SS13.

This pattern is currently available in US terms only - a UK version will be released soon. If purchased now you will have the opportunity to download the UK version when it is available.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) 
Finished chest measures: 75 (89, 99, 109, 119, 126, 139) cm/ 29.5 (35, 39, 43, 47, 49.5, 55)” 
Finished length: 66 (68, 67, 69, 74, 76, 75.5) cm/ 26 (26.5, 26, 27, 29, 30, 30)” 
Designed to be worn with an ease of approx 8cm/3”

Materials Needed
11 (12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19) balls of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere) in Elkin (0037) 
5 mm/US H-8 hook. 
Tapestry Needle. 
2 Removable stitch markers.

Gauge
7 sts and 15.5 rows in angled crochet to 10 cm/ 4” using 5mm / US H-8 hook (or size needed to achieve gauge)

Pattern Notes:

Difficulty rating: Advanced 

This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down with set in sleeves.

£4

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Bartsia Cardigan

With a seamless raglan construction and beautiful lace detailing, this cardigan is the perfect thing for any season.

This pattern is part of The Crochet Project’s Botanics collection SS13.

This pattern is currently available in US terms only - a UK version will be released soon. If purchased now you will have the opportunity to download the UK version when it is available.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) 
Finished chest measures: 85 (94, 104, 117, 124, 135, 145) cm/ 33.5 (37, 41, 46, 49, 53, 57)” 
Upper arm circumference: 32 (32, 32, 36, 36, 40, 44, 49) cm / 12.5 (12.5, 12. 5, 14, 15.5, 17, 19) 
Finished length from underarm: 30 cm/ 12” 
Designed to be worn with an ease of 5–8 cm, 2-3”

Materials
8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16) 50g balls of Milla Mia, Naturally Soft Merino (100% extra fine merino) in Lilac Blossom (123) 
4 mm/US G-6 hook. 
Tapestry Needle. 
9 buttons 1.5cm/ ¾” in diameter.

Gauge
16 sts and 11 rows in alternating rows of single and double crochet (beginning with single) to 10 cm/ 4” using 4mm / US G-6 hook (or size needed to achieve gauge)

Pattern Notes
Difficulty rating: Advanced
The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping.

£4

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