Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Season of Gold: A cowl pattern

I absolutley do not need any more scarves, cowls or wraps.

I have loads, I really do.



But when I found this GORGEOUS yarn in a local yarn shop, I fell in love and knew I wanted to wear it around my neck. 
  

You see, it's baby llama and it truly is the most beautifully soft yarn I have ever squidged in my entire life. 
And it's the most perfect Autumnal gold colour, too.
AND it was on sale....

...So I grabbed the last three skeins and ran out of the shop (after paying, obvs), laughing with glee.


I knew exactly what I wanted and found my crochet hook.

And I'm not taking it off.
Ever.


If you'd like to make one (to add to your 'I-do-not-need-any-more-scarves pile'), then here's the pattern (UK first, US below). 

You can use any yarn in any weight with any hook - just make sure you go up a hook size or two to create a lovely, soft drape; simply adjust the foundation chain to suit, making sure it's an even number and you're good to go ...

Enjoy!

Sarah xx

I used:
3 x 50g / 100m balls of Mirasol Llama Una in Mustard (shade 8204)
5mm hook.

Yarn alternative:
Any dk or aran yarn and hook to match

UK Pattern
ch 88, sl st into 1st ch to join round.
Row 1: 1ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), (1htr, 1tr) in next st, sk 1 st, *(1dc, 1tr) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from * around, 1dc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, (1htr , 1tr ) in 3rd st from hook,  sk 1 st, *(1dc, 1tr) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from*, 1dc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Rows 3 – until yarn runs out: Repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.


US Pattern
ch 88, sl st into 1st ch to join round.
Row 1: 1ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), (1hdc, 1dc) in next st, sk 1 st, *(1sc, 1dc) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from * around, 1sc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, (1hdc, 1dc ) in 3rd st from hook,  sk 1 st, *(1sc, 1dc) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from*, 1sc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Rows 3 – until yarn runs out: Repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Thursday, 5 October 2017

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* WIN The Knitting and Stitching show tickets (London)

Yaaaaayyyy!  The Kniting and Stitching show is nearly upon us. 


Congratulations to Petra Hora, Sarah McFall, Jane Rickeets, Helen Dreir and Steve Matthews.

In fact, it's just a week away.





And there's GOOD NEWS, people! - I've been given 5 pairs of tickets (for the London event) to giveaway to my lovely followers.
All you need to do is enter below and don't worry - there's no jumping through hoops - I just need an email to contact the winners.
You've got until Midnight on Saturday to enter...tickets will be posted early next week.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


I'm going to visit on the Sunday and I am looking forward to seeing aaaaaaaaalllllllllll the gorgeous yarn.....



See you there!

Sarah xx