Tweed Stitch Wrap

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Tweed Stitch Wrap, Crochet 1-2-3 magazine Issue #3

My Tweed Stitch Wrap design is in the January-February 2013 issue of Crochet 1-2-3 magazine, which is available in Walmart stores beginning January 8th.  This design was made using 2 different yarns- Lion Brand Tweed Stripes, which I LOVE, and Lion Brand Homespun, which I honestly haven’t really been that fond of.  BUT the result did really change my mind about the ladder.  I really like how the combination of these two totally different yarns worked together to create such a nice fabric with really pretty color changes.   If you want this pattern, you can look for Issue #3 of Crochet 1-2-3 at your local Walmart in January.

I really want to make a cowl for myself from the same Tweed Stripes that I used for this design, and luckily I have enough yarn left over from this project. With any luck, I’ll be working on that tonight as we all watch the ball drop and enter the year 2013!

I hope that everyone has a super New Year’s Eve and a great start to the New Year!!!!!!

Happy New Year!

Tweed Stripes Woodland

Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in Woodland

Homespun Wildfire

Lion Brand Homespun in Wildfire

Alternating rows of Tweed Stripes and Homespun

Alternating rows of Tweed Stripes and Homespun

Final Stop on the Blog Tour for Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns PLUS a GIVEAWAY!

Well here it is—the final stop on the Blog Tour for Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns! I’m honored to have been invited to join such talented designers as Drew Emborsky, Amy Shelton, and Ellen Gormley on the blog tour for Jenny’s book, and I have the privilege of closing out the tour.  That means your last chance to enter to win the giveaway! Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns

Who is Jenny? If you crochet, you probably already know who she is.  But if you haven’t heard of Jenny King, you will.  She’s an amazing crochet designer from Australia and she and her designs are making themselves know in the states as well.  I haven’t had the fortune of meeting her in person, but we’ve chatted via email.

You’ll be missing out if you don’t buy a copy of this book.  BUT, I’m giving 3 readers the chance to win a copy! Keep reading and I’ll provide full giveaway details below.

First let me tell you a bit more about the book.  When I first received Jenny’s book in the mail, I flipped through it quickly and my immediate response was, “I want to make one of everything!” It has amazing color photos that really show off the color play of the Noro yarns and Jenny’s designs.  My favorite thing about this book is that all 17 designs are at an Easy skill level.  Jenny offers a variety of patterns from scarves and vests, to wraps and hats—even a pair of slippers and a skirt. My personal favorites are the Dolman Sleeve Lacy Shrug and the Light Layers Vest, so I’m giving you a sneak peak at these 2 designs.  And then I’m going to get myself some Noro yarn and get started on one of these projects!

Dolman Sleeve Lacy Shrug

Dolman Sleeve Lacy Shrug

Light Layers Vest

Light Layers Vest

Now for the Giveaway Details………..

3 fans will each win 1 copy of Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns + 1 ball Noro Silk Garden super fine (sock) weight yarn (13/4 oz/110 yds/50g per ball) #304 hot pink/turquoise/lime (enough yarn to complete the popular Bobble Scarf featured in the book).

I’m giving multiple opportunities to enter.  Earn one entry for each of the following (entries will be verified):

Deadline to complete your entries is midnight EST Saturday, December  15th.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified and announced here and on my Facebook page Monday, December 17th. Good luck!