Scarves in the Round AND Giveaway!

 

I’m really excited about this new book that was just released: Scarves in the Round — 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tuber Scarves by Heather Walpole.

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Why do I love this book? Because everything is knit on circular needles and I LOVE my circular needles.  So much, in fact, that I often use my circular needles in place of straight needles.

I also love the fact that Heather Walpole devotes a section to “Basic and Beautiful” – these are simple patterns made entirely with knits and purls.  Added bonus – some of these are made with big needles, making the projects quicker to make.

For the more skilled and/or ambitious stitchers, there is entire section devoted to lace designs, and a section on cables, twists and bobbles.

The last pages of the book contain a lot of useful information (with pictures) about blocking, techniques, and stitches – a very useful for the beginning and less skilled knitters.

You can get a sneak peek at the book HERE.

The book is available for purchase at Stackpole Books or Amazon.

OR if you would like to try to win a free copy, leave a comment on this post telling me about the last cowl you knit or crocheted OR what interests you about making a cowl. I will select a random winner from all comments (1 entry per person) on July 31st.

Meanwhile, I’ll have to decide which project I want to make first!

 

Moonlight Mobius

I have a new pattern, Moonlight Mobius, in the August issue of I Like Crochet.

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The August issue of I Like Crochet  is loaded with 28+ more great patterns, including the Pineapple Cardigan, the Breezy Mesh Cowl and the Playtime Picnic Set. Simple summertime accessories, like the Mint Cream Tote, will make sure you’re set for summer, and the homemade housewares section has everything you need to brighten up your home with sunny accents and décor. From easy breezy summer tops to fun in the sun wearables for the little ones, this issue has everything! Grab a copy today! 

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This month’s features:

  • Make one of 28+ sizzling summer patterns.
  • Explore easy breezy tops you’re sure to love.
  • Master the art of Tunisian crochet.
  • Enjoy our latest elemental shawl, the Sonic Swirl Shawl.

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Apple Blossoms Infinity Scarf Pattern

I designed a new infinity scarf over the weekend!

The Apple Blossoms Infinity Scarf is reminiscent of spring and the beautiful apple blossoms coming into bloom.  The semi-lacy pattern stitch allows this scarf to carry through the seasons – wear it long and lacey for warmer days, doubled up for colder days.

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The Apple Blossoms Infinity Scarf takes about 250 yds/230m of worsted-weight yarn, so depending on your yarn choice, it could be made with just one skein of yarn.

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Through the end of the day tomorrow,  May 29th, you can get this pattern for free on Ravelry by using the coupon code APPLE BLOSSOM.   After 11:59 EST May 29th the pattern will no longer be available for free, but it will still be available for purchase on Ravelry and Craftsy.

You can also find all my patterns available for purchase/download on Amazon.

Shells and Lace Crochet Pattern

The Shells & Lace Baby Blanket is a lightweight, yet sturdy baby blanket that is the perfect size for travel. It’s a perfect transitional project for the beginning crocheter to step up to a more challenging project with its shell pattern stitch. This blanket is made with just one skein of Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn.

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You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry or Craftsy.

You can also find all my patterns available for purchase/download on Amazon.

Sparkle Me Pretty Neck Wrap Crochet Pattern

Here’s a cute and quick project that looks impressive even though it’s a breeze to make.  What really makes it look impressive is the payettes in the Universal Yarn Classic Shades Sequins Lite yarn and the fabulous button (which I purchased from Jo-Ann’s).

 

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You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Craftsy.

You can also find all my patterns available for purchase/download on Amazon.

Summer Rose Wrap Crochet Pattern

I have a new crochet pattern available — the Summer Rose Wrap.

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The Summer Rose Wrap is the perfect summer project. It’s lacy and pretty — perfect to keep the chill off during cooler evenings. This wrap is even budget friendly, made with just one skein of Caron One-Pound yarn. But you can make it with any worsted-weight yarn of your choice.

 

This pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and Craftsy.

You can also find all my patterns available for purchase/download on Amazon.

Make-Shift Ironing Board

When I’m crafting and need to iron some quick little thing, I don’t really feel lie dragging the ironing board out.  I know you know exactly what I mean — unless you are lucky enough to have space enough to have one set up permanently!

Here is my quick, make-shift ironing board:

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I simply grab my mini cutting board, lay a wash cloth over it and voila! I’m ready to iron and don’t need to worry about damaging my work surface.

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