All posts tagged: fingering weight

Some Seriously Sunshiny Days

Hi, y’all! So this has been a WIP for about 2 months now and I’m finally able to show you a decent amount of work… I’ve been addicted to Spring colors lately so don’t mind this off-season palette.. [Related – Shop this yarn! LoveCrochet: US*, WoolWarehouse: UK*] I’m using Scheepjes | Cotton 8 yarn for this project. Read more about how I chose this color palette on the yarny blog post. Cotton 8 is a fingering weight yarn, which I thought I would not enjoy, but it turns out I’ve really grown fond of these tiny motifs, so I think I’ll be making more small gauge patterns. For this yarn I used a size 3.25mm (D) hook. Coming from a long history of worsted weight with a size 6.5mm (K) hook, that’s saying a lot! (Side note: Don’t you feel like when you switch back and forth between large and small hooks, the large hook feels a bit like crocheting with a log?? Maybe just me lol) Alert – we have pompoms in the house… …

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A new VVCAL Blanket emerges

With my trusty KnitPicks Palette yarn, I’ve started a new Vibrant Vintage CAL blanket. You may remember this CAL from January – August 2016 – the Facebook Group has nearly 4000 members! You can find the 33 free granny square patterns in PDF format at Ravelry or at the post linked above.  In the meantime, check out this spiffy green version! Palette yarn is awesome and as the name suggests, there are a ton of colors – and some are even heathered.  I made one tester square to see what hook I was going to use – Size E! Then I had a serious planning sesh for my chosen squares – the recipient wants mostly three dimensional squares instead of flat ones. And some joining in progress! You can see a bunch of join options on the VVCAL main page linked above, or look through all the joining methods I show on my site. Or to see what some IG crafters have already done by browse the #VVCAL hashtag on Instagram. Looking forward to showing y’all …

KnitPicks Chroma Yarn

Because of the long color changes and gorgeous combinations, KnitPicks Chroma has always held a place in my heart. I also love the texture of this yarn and how it has a “freshly spun” quality.  Browse my Vibrant Vintage blankets on BabyLoveBrand.net (my portfolio site) – No. 3 and 5 are the gorgeous hexie blankets seen in this post. Just look at this color range, which not only includes a myriad of palettes, but also features a few neutrals for mixing in or making motifs with a solid background. Chroma comes in two weights, fingering and worsted. I prefer the fingering weight for delicate, impressive pieces, but I’ve seen gorgeous blankets made with the worsted. Fingering weight details:  Buy here: Chroma Fingering Weight Fiber Content: 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon Weight: Fingering Knitting Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″ on #1 – 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm) Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sc = 4” on B – E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm) Yards: 396 Grams: 100 Put Up: ball Care: Machine Wash/Dry Flat Worsted weight details: Buy …