Sunday, October 13, 2019

Pattern Release: Seiche shawl and Kambalda scarf

Previously published in Crochet Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 1, Seiche shawl and Kambalda scarf are now available in my store!

The Kambalda's stitch pattern uses each color for two rows, which results in a fun-to-make field of "dancing" stitches across the row and creates the illusion of more difficult colorwork with a simple stitch pattern.

The scarf was designed specifically for the mini-skeins, so I had to determine its length and width based on the yardage of each color I had. If you use leftovers or full skeins and do not have restricted yardage, you may work your scarf as wide and long as desired or even work it along the longer side to turn the direction of the stripes and minimize the yarn ends to weave in!

The Seiche shawl features undulating rows of ribbed ridges alternating with a row of gentle waves and is easily adjustable. It gradually enlarges and gains one extra wave at each side with each repeat of the stitch pattern. The waves meet at the center of the shawl creating a ripple-like effect of perfect symmetry that is sure to please your inner perfectionist!

While working on my Seiche sample, I made a mistake and used yarn which was intended for another design for SweetGeorgia Yarns. Thanks to that, I am able to show you how Seiche looks in worsted-weight yarn! The sample in the photos below was worked in SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted with hook U.S. H-8 (5 mm).

This sample has been frogged and the design has been re-worked in a proper yarn (the original design uses SweetGeorgia Yarns Bulletproof Sock (fingering weight) and hook U.S. E/4 (3.5 mm), and this beautiful worsted-weight yarn turned into something different, which I'll share with you soon!


Seiche pattern on Ravelry | Etsy | LoveCraft | Patternvine
Kambalda pattern on Ravelry | Etsy | LoveCraft | Patternvine

Sweet Georgia Yarns Party of Five colorways
SweetGeorgia Yarns Bulletproof Sock colorways
SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted colorways

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mainsail Shawl: CAL

If you plan on making this shawl, tag your posts with #mainsailshawl hashtag on Instagram and at the end of October, I will randomly choose several winners and gift them each a coupon code for a free pattern from my store!

The already finished Mainsails and projects in progress are valid too, just add the hashtag to the post, so I don't miss your shawl!

Mainsail is a triangular shawl worked from one corner to the opposite side. Its stitch pattern features many relaxing and repetitive ribbing rows, which creates a soft and squishy fabric. To keep you interested, the repetition is balanced with quick color changes in the stripe sections interspersed with billowing rows of the wave stitch pattern

Mainsail uses Malabrigo Arroyo in shades Reflecting Pool and Natural. Its pattern is written for one size because it is designed and calculated the way it is in order to use two skeins of each color almost completely with the very little leftover of either color and to also create a well-balanced palette of the striped and solid sections.⁠

However, technically the size of the shawl is easily adjustable by placing the increases at the sides until you reach your desired depth (the distance between the top edge and the bottom corner) and then working the decrease section in the same manner as provided in the pattern to straighten the edge of the shawl.⁠ 

Mainsail in progress
Mainsail pattern on Ravelry | Etsy | LoveCraft | Patternvine
Malabrigo Arroyo colorways
Mainsail CAL on Ravelry

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