Monday, April 11, 2016

Crochet Projects

Well you all know from my previous post that I do actually knit but when I see crochet projects that I love I can't help but make them.
I fell in love with Jenny King's  #9 Crochet Jacket from Noro Magazine Issue 7. I started it on March 14th and completed it in four days. I used five skeins of Knit Picks Chroma worsted  New England. My yarn gauge was unusually thin for a worsted weight hence the large hook size of 8mm/L. I purchased the yarn from Knit Picks a few years back when it was on sale. I’m so happy I did because it is super soft and I love the colours. I love the pattern and the finished product.

I also completed Nadia Fuad's Pizzazz Poncho. She has a great video tutorial on her website Yarnutopia . I fell in love with the pattern the moment I first saw it. I used 12 different Paton’s Classic Merino in small amounts from my stash; bright red, Aran, plum heather, black, magnolia, black tweed, aquarium, dark grey, orchid, lemongrass, rich red tweed and natural mix. A skein of Bernat Cashmere Earth. Briggs and Little Heritage orange and yellow. Tiny amounts of Berroco Vintage colors Oasis and Berroco Ultra Alpaca Peat Mix.
My poncho was asymmetrical so I shifted the back tab to the right and started in the 7th DC from center. I wanted a definite front with a V neck.
I have started a gorgeous knitted pullover pattern by Debbie Bliss from her Paloma book. It is the Rib Yoked Tunic . I'm making it using Berroco Vintage Chunky in Aster. I have the back completed, the two pocket linings and I have started the front. I have always wondered why most of Debbie Bliss's patterns are done in pieces and not in the round? Sigh! Oh well she's the designer and I'm certain she has her reasons.

Keep your sticks in the yarn.
Until  next time.