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VVCAL blanket in green palette – A very green post :)

Sometimes I look at my WIP and think, “Why are you like this?” Lol – but this method is faster, or at least in my mind.  Besides, this pic from January 2015 has over a hundred thousand pins or something, so it can’t be that crazy..  But what IS crazy is how many joins I tried for these squares… eventually I just invented a Join for them – the Row by Row JAYG, and I didn’t even end up using it!! Honestly…  What I did end up using was a version of the Flat Braid Join with only one chain instead of three or five. I made a YouTube video for it!  Along the way I also tried my go-to PLT Join, but I didn’t think it had enough oomph to echo the Lacy squares.  I also tried out making the PLT move on only certain stitches so it would have a pretty Celtic effect. I didn’t end up liking that one either… but it was kinda pretty!  Gratuitous granny square pic… these are the …

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Seaglass Blanket

The Seaglass Blanket pattern is now available! Intro price of $3.50 will go up to $4 in 24 hours – on Aug 4 at 1pm CST! CRAFTSY / RAVELRY / LOVEKNITTING Seaglass is a unique piece that takes two classic elements of crochet, the granny squares in sea glass colors wrapped in corals, and a nautical chevron ripple, and combines them with breezy ocean colors for a beachy summer look. The combo of different stitches will keep your interest, and you may learn some new techniques along the way! Change up the color palette for a whole new look. I can imagine this in pastels with a grey and white chevron – yum! Pattern is written by Rachele Carmona, and tested by the lovely Kaelyn Guerin. Find her across social media as @iiirdwind and enjoy her fresh style. Kaelyn has graciously provided all of the photos for this pattern and blog post. Aren’t they lovely!! Check out the beginnings of this blanket in the WIP post! Wanna make one?? Materials Yarn – KnitPicks Brava Sport (100% Premium …

The Seaglass Blanket develops

When I bought this eye-pleasing palette of KnitPicks Brava Sport* years ago, I knew it was destined to become something unique and beautiful.  See my full review of this yarn here. I took the photo above in an attempt to capture the striking color combo, but the original inspiration pics definitely do it better.  Some seriously inspiring Better Homes and Gardens pages – I could thumb through the decorating photos section of their website all day long.  And I’m forever drooling over quilts on Instagram – peep these screenshots of a couple Maureen Cracknell creations – heart eyes!! Go check out her IG feed now… she’s a genius!  My middle daughter got a new dress a while back, and well I see a blanket everywhere I look 🙂  That dress inspired Desert Bloom! Teal, coral, olive, mint, lussshhhhh.  My Trellis and Chevron pattern features these colors as well.  It’s not out of my system yet either… So I bring you (drumroll please!) the Seaglass Blanket. It’s still in the development stage as I work through the pattern …

KnitPicks Palette Yarn

Where to buy: KnitPicks Palette* When you have a winner, you have a winner. I’ve been collecting Palette for a couple years now, ordering when a certain color combo grabs my fancy, and adding the 50g candies to my special Palette Tupperware bin. I just love this yarn. It comes in 150 colors! And it’s a dainty fingering weight with a recommended hook size of teensy, but I use an F hook and sometimes even a G! The yarn has a fuzziness since it’s wool, so you can get away with going up in hook size and not worry about losing stitch structure. Peep some of my Palette lounging in a candid action shot. Honestly you can’t go wrong with your color combo here. And certain shades are delightfully heathered, which I truly love for the added depth it gives the finished piece. Here is some of my Palette stash on the second row down, hanging out with a group of coral and sea junkies. And another pretty group of sweets – my kiddoes at …

KnitPicks Brava Sport

Buy this yarn – HERE* _________________________ This is my first time using my KnitPicks* Brava yarn that I bought eons ago during an email sale promo – gotta love some discount stash enhancement! I chose this palette for kind of a coral + sea glass vibe with navy added in to throw the whole thing off (in a good way). For curious crafters, here are these colors (front to back in the photo above): Marina, Cornflower, Tranquility, Fig, Mint, White, Seashell, Coral, Solstice Heather (the navy) When I got this yarn I was pretty sure it would be like all the other acrylic yarns out there. But it’s so much smoother! If you’re looking for great stitch definition, be sure to use a smaller hook because this yarn is flooooppppy 🙂 It’s very loosey-goosey. But this means the hand is so creamy soft it’s a great trade off. How does it compare to some DK brands? L to R: Woolcraft New Fashion DK, Stylecraft Special DK*, Scheepjes Colour Crafter*, and KnitPicks Brava Sport* Since it is sport weight, you …