All posts tagged: linen stitch

Introducing: Our Tribe

Well, guys, what can I say? I’m a part of the neatest thing since sliced bread – grabbing the baton from Miss Neriss on this Scheepjes Blogger blog hop – (Thank you, Nerissa!!), and it’s now my turn to introduce Our Tribe yarn. [Related Link: Browse this yarn*!] Look at that pile of loveliness and tell me you don’t want to just reach out and squeeze a skein. A few months ago, Scheepjes reached out to me and asked me for six colors that I thought faded well with one another. I was quite puzzled but I replied with a set of colors which have always been in my heart and often make an appearance in my projects (Trellis and Chevron, Desert Bloom, Moon Landing, and many more). These salient shades included a nice turquoise, a mint green, and an olive green, among others. The navy blue, coral, and deeper teal colors I chose are all hinted at in my yarn skein, but the real superstar is the mint and olive combo. I was actually …

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Rebecca Möbius Scarf Free Pattern

The Rebecca Mobius Scarf free pattern is finally here! Create this elegant striping by alternating from inside and outside of a Scheepjes Whirl cake in Blueberry Bambam, or use any of the gorgeous colorways for a totally different look. Check out my review of Scheepjes Whirl to see all the deets and where to cop. This is the perfect project if you’re trying to make something that will be appreciated by anyone. There is an alternate version without the beads to widen the wearability even more.  The scarf uses about half of the cake, so grab one and make two! You can see the dazzling effect that it makes when the yarn goes from navy blue to cream, and all the shades in between. This is blue jeans and chic stripes at its best. This is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made, and definitely my favorite wearable. When your hipster 10 year-old likes it, you know it’s a winner… Where to find the Rebecca Mobius Scarf Find this free pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting (soon!). Super-talented Andrea …

Rebecca Möbius Scarf FO Reveal!

You might remember a while back I was playing around with a new cake of Scheepjes Whirl in BlueBerry Bambam, and decided to make a beaded scarf. Check out my review of Whirl for all the details! Well that scarf turned into the Rebecca Möbius Scarf, named after my 10 year-old because she ended up loving the blue colorway.  I pre-strung the beads, and worked alternating from the inside and the outside of the cake. It was surprisingly easy after my tester, Andrea Grimaldi (@ndrgrmld on Instagram) gave me a tip: pull the center end one way, and unwind the outside end toward the opposite direction. This way they never meet and won’t tangle! Brilliant! 😁 Here is my Rebecca Möbius Scarf as modeled by its namesake. The color changes of Whirl with the striping has me absolutely giddy, and the beads give it that added touch. But the beads aren’t 100% necessary and it looks awesome without them! Just ask Andrea – she tested the pattern with the Green Tea Tipple colorway without the …

For the love of Linen Stitch

There are many tutorials online for Linen/Moss/Woven Stitch, but check out this one by by Dedri Uys!  My love for Linen St goes back to about 2012 when I started making simple back-and-forth blankets with it. I called them “Bold Stripe Blanket” and even wrote a simple free pattern in Spring 2013. That year, when I started using PLT Join (this was before I named it so), I made “Bold Gingham Blanket”, which is a piece made of join-as-you-go strips, using color to form an opulent pattern. I really love this one and wish I had time to make another! After that, I got caught up in a hexagon custom order whirlwind. Other crafters referred to me as “the hexie queen”, I made blanket after blanket of custom order hexagon pieces: Sunburst Flower, Cottage Quilt, Painted Hexagons, and Geometric Lace – probably about 65 in all.. So linen stitch definitely wasn’t on my hook, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t on my mind. One day I’d have time to make a booklet of linen stitch patterns.  I …