All posts tagged: stone washed xl

One Love: A free pattern for Granny Square Day

Happy Granny Square Day 2017! If you’ve been under a rock, and aren’t sure what this is, peruse the IG hashtag and you won’t be disappointed. Susan of  IG @suregal27 has coordinated this wonderful opportunity for everyone to make a virtual granny square blanket via the hashtag. If you have a favorite square pattern, make one, take a pic, and post it under the tag! Join in on the fun! I have some free patterns over in my Ravelry store, like my faves from the Vibrant Vintage Blanket CAL. Or try the Perfect Granny Square if you’re looking for something more traditional. And if you’re still looking for something, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to write up this free square pattern, the One Love Granny Square ❤️ I used Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and a size 5.5mm hook for this sample, but I’ve tried it with a few other weights and hooks, and it’s wonderful! Find Stonewashed and its XL buddy at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. Trust me, …

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Gemma Blanket Pattern

My fast and furious week-long Gemma journey has its own blog post! But now it’s done, and I’m truly proud of the result. It was an utter joy to work with the new and favorite colors of Scheepjes – Stone Washed XL, and the original Stone Washed. See my review of these yarns and where to find them near you!  Yarns you’ll need for this 30x40in blanket: Stone Washed XL – 1 ball each: 842 (Smokey Quartz)  858 (Lilac Quartz) 876 (Tourmaline) 851 (Deep Amethyst) 853 (Amazonite) 849 (Yellow Jasper) 861 (Pink Quartzite) 850 (Garnet) 841 (Moon Stone) x 2 balls Stone Washed  801 (Moon Stone) x 2 balls What you’ll find in the Gemma Crochet Blanket Pattern:  Easy-to-follow, 9-page instructions Continuous flat braid join Experienve working with bulky and DK yarn in the same piece Fun “Little Charms” border  Coloring pages with additional layout options Stone Washed color palette inspiration All colors of Stone Washed are named after gemstones and minerals. Meant to be!! Check out the cute edging close up. Where to find Gemma: Gemma is …

Introducing: Gemma! 

Coming tomorrow: the Gemma crochet blanket pattern! (Update! Now here!) With jewel motifs made in Scheepjes – Stone Washed XL, and continuous flat braid join plus sweet surprise border in original Stone Washed, this piece will have you zooming through your next gifty make in less than a week’s time.  A peek at me planning my join! When I plan out a joining method, I don’t cut the yarn. So yarn noodles abound! And check out my review of these yarns including where to buy.  Coincidentally, all Stone Washed yarn colors are named after gems. In this blanket, I used Smokey Quartz, Deep Amethyst, and Tourmaline, among others. Not to mention Garnet, my birthstone!  AND, this blanket is being made for a bouncing baby named Emma. Emma – Gemma?? Eh?? I knoooowwwww lol it was all meant to be. The planets are aligned for this one.  Coming along – this really is a fast make. The Motifs go by so fast in chunky yarn, and the dainty DK weight yarn FBJ takes it over the top. YAY!! All …

Stone Washed & Stone Washed XL 

I recently received a shipment of yarn from Scheepjes Yarns, and I cannot stop brainstorming projects with this giant stash of Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL. Scheepjes was generous enough to provide one in every color. I made some yarn pegs to play palette mixer later, and then got to work designing. I truly love this yarn! Find Stonewashed and its XL buddy at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. Trust me, you can put 10 random colors in your shopping cart and it’ll make a smashing palette. Obviously I’ve said this a hundred times, but this may be my favorite Scheepjes yarn… I’m swooning over my own photographs of it while putting together this post, and that’s saying something! If you’re wondering the difference between the original and XL versions, check out these two. They’re both the “Enstatite” color and it’s easy to see the thickness comparison. While the yarns look pretty much the same, the content is actually slightly different. Check out the ball bands on this …