Month: November 2017

Cahlista in “Mermaid”

Okay y’all, if you’re ready to see the results of my newest color palette playtime, then feast your eyes on “Mermaid” and keep reading to see my eensy WIP progress. ❤️ [Browse this yarn!] These scrumptious little eye-candies of joy are Scheepjes | Cahlista 15g balls. I’ve created this Mermaid palette after several iterations and shade groupings. If you’re looking for the Color Pack, it will be in Scheepjes retailers by Dec 1, and you can find the 50g Cahlista* at WoolWarehouse. This is an aran weight cotton yarn that is passed over a flame 2 times to make sure it’s not “fuzzy.” I’ve made a sample Trellis for an upcoming surprise project, and oh my goodness this yarn is lush. I’m not usually the biggest cotton person, but this is a beautiful matte yarn with a lovely hand. It’s not stiff either – my wrists will sometimes get sore working with cotton and I haven’t had that problem with the Cahlista. (Note: I used a size 5mm (H) hook and it works great for …

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Flat Braid Join with only a ch-1 (“Tiny Cable Join”)

Hi, y’all! As you may already know, I made a Vibrant Vintage Blanket recently in shades of green with a cream color background and Border. It took me several tries to figure out what join to use, but I settled on a little experiment I did with a riff on flat braid join. YouTube Video Tutorial: (Shaky hand at the beginning – I apologize!!) So the normal flat Braid join has 3- or 5-ch spaces or something like that, but the one I used has only 1 chain for the spaces. So on sides that are joined, the only chain is the joining chain. You can see this dainty little textured join is just a little something extra to set off the squares without taking anything away. There’s the tiny cable effect which is just perfect. It also absorbs any slight variance in the square size, where a rigid, plain join might pucker or pull. Anyway, I’m happy with this little join, and fellow FaceBook Crafter, Liz Cooper has shared her lovely work using the …

Cozy Flowers: Free Pattern

Hi, y’all! It’s time for the release of my Cozy Flowers Blanket free pattern – yay! Typically I would make a PDF for the free pattern, and make it available in my Ravelry shop and my other shops, but since the majority of the instruction for this pattern is in the YouTube tutorial for the joining method, I thought it would be silly to make a PDF. So here is the full free pattern below. See the related posts for more details of the blanket process: Yarn WIP FO Reveal Cozy Flowers Difficulty: Perfect for a beginner who wants to learn some new techniques.  Materials Yarn: Scheepjes | Catona (10 50g balls – all different colors) and Sweet Treat (10  25g balls – all different colors) Colors Note: these are the colors I actually ended up using in the final piece. The blanket is worked from right to left, and the colors are used held together until the Catona runs out. There will be a little amount of Sweet Treat left over. (Catona, Sweet Treat) Flowers …

Hexagon Burst S.O.S. Kit

*Hexagon Burst SOS Kits are SOLD OUT – omg thank you!!* Hello, y’all! Welcome to the first little piece of literature from my growing seedling of a yarn shop. I’m trying to water this tiny seed and hopefully I get to watch it bear some real fruit one day. <3 [Related link: Main shop page] S.O.S. Kits Before my Yarn Shop opens in Spring 2018, I’m going to need to fill all these newly assembled shelves with some awesome Scheepjes inventory. To make that happen, I’ve put together some kits that I’m calling “Stock Our Shelves Kits”, or SOS Kits. The first available Stock Our Shelves Kit is the Hexagon Burst Blanket Kit, which includes the specially developed full-color printed pattern, and 1600g of DK weight yarn in 16 different colors. The yarn is Scheepjes Colour Crafter and Colour Crafter Velvet, paired in a thoughtful way, for a creative and engaging piece that you will be pleased to gift, display, or snuggle under. Finished blanket measurements are 50x64in. Information These first S.O.S. Kits will be …

Can I re-learn how to knit?? Plus my new WIP..

Before I jump into this fun story, go take a look at my new Yarn Shop page! That’s right, I’m working to open up my own yarn shop stocking Scheepjes Yarns for US customers. For now, you can get your hands on exclusive yarn&pattern kits – go check it out – I’ll wait here. ——————————— You back? Okay let’s settle in, where was I? Ah yes… once upon a time, I was a knitter. Surprised?? I actually started out my fiber arts journey as a knitter when I was in college. It wasn’t a whole lot different from now, as I was knitting every day with no end in sight, even sometimes cutting class to knit (sorry mom!). Knit and crochet were in the beginnings of making their comeback and us gals would meet at a cafe on campus and stitch the afternoon away. I made a ton of camis, sweaters, and cardigans, and I even made a blanket! Well, the beginnings of a blanket lol… These mitered squares were found at the bottom of …

Cozy Flowers – Crochet Blanket FO

Hello, y’all! I’m pleased to show off a finished object today despite the fact that I’ve had an extremely busy week. Sometimes you just know if you don’t finish a certain project, you’ll pull your hair out, am I right? So I stayed extra focused and plowed through! And now I present Cozy Flowers: Free Pattern Here! Color palette – Sweet-Fire – so named for the sugary pastels that give way to those burning oranges. Scheepjes | Catona and Sweet Treat held together throughout – I’ll list numbers on the free pattern when i release it! Shop Catona*, and Sweet Treat* Yarns – it looks awesome when you hold these Yarns together. If you zoom in on the pics you can see the neat texture it creates. Plus I used a size 5.5mm hook – so it works up fast. Here’s a shot of Cozy Flowers in progress – with the Continuous JAYG Granny St for Hexagons (YouTube Tutorial) and color palette just shining away (I know you can tell I️ introduced a bright yellow …