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Thursday
Apr102014

Kristin's Newest Knit and Crochet Classes at A Good Yarn Sarasota

Come visit Kristin at A Good Yarn Sarasota Friday and Saturday April 25 and 26 to learn tunisian crochet and knit drop stitch patterns! 

INFO HERE: 

Honeycomb Scarf Knit Drop Stitch Pattern with Kristin Friday April 25, 2014

Tunisian Crochet Sampler with Kristin Saturday April 26, 2014

Princess Hibiscus Shawl knit shawl class with Kristin Friday, May 9, 2014

Sprout Chain Shawlette crochet shawl class with Krisitn Saturday, May 10, 2014 

And, come visit Kristin at A Good Yarn Sarasota Friday and Saturday May 9 and 10 to learn to make two of Kristin's crochet and knit shawls!

All of Kristin's knit and crochet books and Wrapture products will be on hand, too!


Sunday
Apr062014

Two New Video Tutorials for Crochet Lace Shawl Patterns

I had the pleasure of designing top down crochet lace shawls this week, using yarn created by two wonderful friends of mine: Drew Emborsky and Carol Sulcoski!

The first shawl is Lilaberry Crochet Lace Shawl and it features Carol Sulcoski's Black Bunny Fibers Yarn, BFL sock, which is a handdyed superwash blue faced leicester wool yarn. The shawl uses only one skein of the sock yarn which comes in at a whopping 650 yards per skein! I only had two ends to weave in, as the beautiful edging I created exclusively for this shawl is crocheted seamlessly right onto the last row of the top down, triangular shawl.

You can order the instant download pattern
on RAVELRY here: Lilaberry Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern
or CRAFTSY here: Lilaberry Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern

And you can get started with a tutorial video I created on YouTube here: Lilaberry Crochet Lace Tutorial Video 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second shawl is Lava Lamp Crochet Lace Shawl and it features Drew Emborsky's Inappropriate Yarn, which is a hand dyed sock weight superwash merino. The shawl is top down construction in a beautiful 3-petal floral lace pattern and I created an edging exclusively for this shawl that is a larger scale version of the same flowers. I am so excited about this edging. It is absolutely gorgeous.

ou can order the instant download pattern 
on RAVELRY here: Lava Lamp Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern
or CRAFTSY here: Lava Lamp Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern

And you can get started with a tutorial video I created on YouTube here: Lava Lamp Crochet Lace How To Video Tutorial
 


Thursday
Apr032014

New Knit and Crochet Patterns by Kristin for Black Bunny Fibers

I had the pleasure of meeting Carol Sulcoski, owner and artist of Black Bunny Fibers, a few years ago at a knitting convention. She is intelligent, hilarious, warm hearted, a good person, and an absolute pleasure to call my friend. She sent me samples of her yarn recently, and I quickly winded the skeins into balls to begin creating right away. I used one skein of the Blue-Faced Leicester sock weight superwash wool (650 yards per skein) to make a beautiful crochet lace shawl. Nothing tickles me quite like large, one skein projects...

And I sued one skein of the Blue-Faced Leicester superwash DK weight wool (240 yards per skein) to make an interesting lace stitch pattern scarf using dropped stitches. It is a really cool technique and I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did!

Here are some snapshots and ordering information for each of the PDF instant download patterns:

LILABERRY CROCHET LACE SHAWL PATTERN

 

HONEYCOMB KNIT LACE SCARF PATTERN