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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Princess and The Pea Mystery KAL


Princess and The Pea is a triangular-ish shaped shawl worked from the bottom up. The pattern is worked on the both wrong and right sides, but it is easy enough to memorize and knit. Because of the shape, this shawl is very easy to wear and stay put on the shoulder. Pattern includes charts and written directions. If you would like to add beads to your shawl, instructions are included as to where to place the beads.

Suggested yarn and yardage needed:
Any sock yarn (see table for yardage needed).
I used Forever Sock Rendezvous 75% merino superwash/25% nylon.
For Extra Small sample I used Pear colorway 1 skein (100g, 460 yards).
For Medium size sample I used Princess colorway 2 skeins (200 g, 920 yards) with about 15 gram left.



Finished Sizes (in blocking board):
Extra Small: 112 cm (44") across top edge, 51 cm (22") depth.
Medium: 122 cm (48") across top edge, 75 cm (29.5") depth.

Needle: At least 24" long circular needles size 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.5 mm (US 7).

Notions: Stitch markers, crochet hook for beading (optional), size 6/0 beads (optional).
Level: Advanced.

The KAL is divided into 4 Clues published every Thursday starting on February 7.
1st clue: February, 7
2nd clue: February, 14
3rd clue: February, 21
4th clue: February, 28

To participate into The “Princess and The Pea” Mystery KAL, there are 2 options: 

Option 1: You can buy my hand-dyed yarn Rendezvous Forever Sock USD 25 for single skein or USD 45 for 2 skeins (shipping and clues are included). You can choose your color here.
Payment by Paypal, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry (please let me know your color choice during check out or you can pm me, if you didn't state your color choice, I will send princess colorway) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 21 days to reach your hand. Latest date to order: January 17, 2012.

Option 2: You can buy the clues only for USD 4,-. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted. Latest date to order: February 6, 2012.

Once you bought the clues or the yarn, you’ll receive a notification every time a new clue is uploaded. You also need to sign up here
On your Ravelry Project Page: Click photo, then choose slurp from web, copy and paste this link:
http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/lprajogo/137108390/the_princess_and_the_pea1-300x300_medium.jpg

At the end of the KAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost. After February 6, the pattern will be released with a full price USD 6,- and the kit will be sold with a full price USD 29 for single skein and USD 52 for 2 skeins,- Pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the KAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern.

Princess and The Pea Pattern only:
USD 6,-

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Princess and The Pea Kit

Info about the yarn: 
Weight: Fingering Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Yardage/Weight: approx. 463 yds / 100g 
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
Hand wash always recommended.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.


Friday, November 02, 2012

Laura Shawl Crochet Pattern and Kit for Sale


Laura is a crescent shaped shawl worked from side to side in one piece, both the body and the edging. With this construction, you don't have to worry about run out of yarn. Just make sure you weigh your yarn in the beginning and do the other half when halfway through (or a little before, to be safe). I choose this name because Laura is my favourite character in my favourite book "Little House on The Prairie".

Instructions come in 3 sizes, small medium and large, but you can adjust the size. As with all my other patterns, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.


Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed: Any sock yarn (S = 700 yards, M = 1600 yards, L = 2800 yards).
Note: I used Rendezvous Light Classic (Aged Wine color) 2 skeins (200g, 980 yards) for small size with part D repeated total 4 times. You can buy the yarn here.

Hook: 3.50 mm (US). Adjust hook size accordingly if you use thinner/thicker yarn.

Notions: Removable stitch markers. Size 6 Beads (optional): S = 220 pcs, M = 457 pcs, L = 766 pcs.

Gauge: Not crucial

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

All posts about this projects and more photos: click here.




How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only:
Pattern is 17 pages in PDF includes charts and written directions. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
2. The Kit: You get the PDF pattern and the yarn in Aged Wine color (2 skein for Small size, 4 skeins for Medium size and 6 skeins for Large size Kit). The pattern will be email to your email address and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.

Laura Pattern only: 
USD 6.00,-

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Shawl Collection to Crochet 2 e-book.
Consist of 4 patterns: Blue Laqoon, Piquant, Saltire, Laura
USD 18.00,-

add to cart
  

Laura Kit:

Sizes



Info about the yarn:
Name: Rendezvous Classic Light
Weight: Light Fingering / 3 ply Fibers: 100% Superwash Merino
Yardage/Weight: approx. 490 yds / 100g
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent. Hand wash always recommended May bleed slightly upon first wash.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FO: Laura

I made this pattern was because I wanted to try sideways construction. The advantage of sideways construction is that you can use up your yarn and the chance running out of yarn is almost zero. The process of designing this pattern was very fast and everything fell to place nicely. The process to write the pattern was not so smooth. Surprisingly, for such a simple and repetitive pattern, it took so much time and efforts to write and draw. Sometimes I was wondering whether it is worth the efforts.


I have these 2 skeins of yarns in Aged Wine colorway for ages. I was planning them for something else, but halfway through, I didn't like the result. So, I frogged it and planned for something else. Laura seems a perfect pattern for this yarn and colorway. Plus I have a perfect beads for it.

I planned to make the medium size, because I originally thought that 2 skeins should be enough. However, after I did part A and did some quick calculation, I found out that 2 skeins were not enough to make the medium size. So, in the end I made the small size with additional repeats of part D (total 4 times) to maximize the yarn usage.

During the making of this shawl, I was not sure whether it would look nice, and whether I should continue making it. After blocking however, the ugly ducking became a gorgeous swan. I love it. The beads adding the glamour and sparkle and now this shawl is my favorite one to use.



Pattern: Laura 
Materials: Rendezvous Classic Light 100% Merino Superwash (Aged Wine color) 
Qty: 2 x 100 gram (920 yards) 
Beads: Toho Seed Beads TR-06-32 Silver Lined Mauve 1 oz. 
Hook: 3.5 mm 
Start-Finish Date: 28 August - 26 September 2012 
Finished size: 177 cm (69.7")wide by 52 cm (20.5") deep.


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dandelion on A Meadow Knitting Pattern and Kit for Sale




Dandelion on A Meadow is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the bottom up, with the narrow curved shape of lace is created by short rows. The pattern is worked on the both wrong and right sides, but it is easy enough to memorize and knit.
Pattern includes charts and written directions. If you like to add beads to your shawl, I includes instructions on where to place the beads.



Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed
Any sock yarn (see table for yardage needed). 
I used Rendezvous Forever sock 75% Merino Superwash 25% Nylon (pixie dust colorway) 1 skein (100g, 460 yards) for 16 repeats

Needle: At least 24" long circular needles size 3.5 mm (US 4), 4 mm (US 6), 6 mm (US 10)

Finished Size (16 repeats) on Blocking Board: 160 cm (63") across top edge, 45 cm (17.7") depth.

Notions: stitch markers, removable stitch marker or 4 cm of contrasting color yarn, crochet hook for beading (optional), beads size 6 (optional).

Level: Advanced

Other posts about this projecthere





How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only: Pattern is 10 pages in PDF includes charts and written directions. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
2. The Kit: You get the PDF pattern and the yarn. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry (please let me know your Ravelry username and your color combination choice during check out) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.

Dandelion on A Meadow Pattern only:
USD 5.00,-


add to cart

Dandelion on A Meadow Kit:


Sizes
Info about the yarn: 
Weight: Fingering Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon 
Yardage/Weight: approx. 463 yds / 100g 
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent. 
Hand wash always recommended.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.





Monday, October 01, 2012

FO: Dandelion on A Meadow

Since it's been well over a month, it is time to reveal how "Dandelion on A Meadow" shawl looks like.

I am very happy with the result of this shawl although I wish that I put beads on it.


Pattern: Dandelion on A Meadow
Source: here
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Pixie Dust color)
Quantity: 1 skein (100g, 460 yards)
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4), 4 mm (US 6), 6 mm (US 10) circular needle
Start Date: 29 May 2012
Finish Date: 9 June 2011
Finished Size (16 repeats) on Blocking Board: 160 cm
(63") across top edge, 45 cm (17.7") depth

Thursday, August 02, 2012

My Fiori is 4 Years Old!!



Actually her birthday is in May, but I forgot to post then. Its better late than never :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Saltire Crocheted Shawl Pattern for Sale




A saltire is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross ☓ or letter x. I named this shawl Saltire because you can find a lot of x-stitches all over the shawl.
Saltire is a half circle-ish shaped shawl with interesting construction. You can make this shawl with 1 color or 2 colors. Both give you stunning results.
Instructions come in 2 sizes, small and large, but you can adjust the size. As with all my other patterns, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.



Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed: Any sock yarn (920 - 1,600 yards)
You need at least 2 skeins of yarn to do a small size shawl (if you are not a tight crocheter like me, most likely you will need 3 skeins) and 4 skeins to make the large one.
For 2 color shawl, you need equal amounts of each color.
Note: I used Rendezvous Forever Sock 2 skeins (200g, 920 yards) for small size and 4 skeins for large size.

Finished Size:
Small: 90cm/35” wide by 45cm/17.7” deep
Large: 120cm/47.25" wide by 52cm/20.5" deep

Hook: 4.50 mm (US G) for Part A, B, C and 5.00 mm (US H) for part D. Adjust hook size accordingly if you use thinner/thicker yarn.

Notions: Removable stitch markers for crochet

Level: Advanced

Other posts about this project: here



How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only: Pattern is 10 pages in PDF includes charts and written directions. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
2. The Kit: You get the PDF pattern and the yarn. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry (please let me know your Ravelry username and your color combination choice during check out) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.

Saltire Pattern only:
USD 6.00,-

add to cart

Shawl Collection to Crochet 2 e-book.
Consist of 4 patterns: Blue Laqoon, Piquant, Saltire, Laura
USD 18.00,-

add to cart

Saltire Kit:





Sizes





Color Combination:

Combination 1: Pixie Dust & Fog


Combination 2: Lavender & Blooming Fuchsia


Combination 3: Ethereal & Reef


Info about the yarn:
Name: Rendezvous Forever Sock
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Yardage/Weight: approx. 460 yds / 100g
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
Hand wash always recommended
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

FO: Saltire in 3 Different Style.

Its time to reveal the FO of Saltire Mystery KAL that started last May.
The first sample that I made out of this pattern is using single color yarn. To tell you the truth I am not fond of using multiple color yarn. For me it's troublesome and distract the beauty of the pattern. So, when I started designing this pattern, I was using 1 color. Here is the result:





Pattern: Saltire
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock Yarn 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Lavender color)
Qty: 2 x 100 gram (920 yards total)
Hook: 4.5 mm
Start-Finish Date: 19 January - 9 March 2012
Finished size: 90cm/35" wide by 33cm/13" deep
Note: I didn't do part C (I only added this part later) and I still have about 30 gram leftover

Yes, it took almost 2 months to design this piece. It's because, I normally draw the chart and crochet at the same time. I like to do it in this manner because I will remember what have I done and how to do it once I done with the project. It's less overwhelming this way.

I was ready to launch this pattern as Mystery CAL, just need a bit of editing, then suddenly I got this request in the forum.

This got me to think. Like I said in the reply, I was too lazy to design colorwork crochet since I am not fond of it. However, probably the current one that I was ready to launch might look good using 2 colors yarn.

So, I had to postpone the launching, and crochet another sample using 2 colors. Choosing the colors gave me a headache. After 3 days of research, I finally choose mustard and lavender color for my sample. I choose these colors because these are the color that were available in my stash and looked good when I made a swatch. There are other color combination that looked promising, but didn't look good when I swatched. After almost 2 weeks crocheting this piece, I was really happy with the result. However, my other half not happy with the color. He said the colors was dull and not very lively, although I think this color gave a vintage feels.
I like how the color intertwine to each other on the neckband, and because of that I added another thin band before the edging using the same stitch pattern as the neckband.





Pattern: Saltire
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock Yarn 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Mustard and Lavender color)
Qty: 1 x 100 gram (460 yards) Mustard and 1 x 100 gram (460 yards) Lavender
Hook: 4.5 mm and 5.00 mm
Start-Finish Date: 12 March - 24 March 2012
Finished size: 90cm/35" wide by 45cm/17.7" deep
Note: I have very little leftover, and if you crochet not as tight as me, I suggest to have more yarn.

I did some research again, and in the end settled with yellow and grey combination. This time I did large size.





Pattern: Saltire
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock Yarn 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Mustard and Lavender color)
Qty: 2 x 100 gram (920 yards) Mustard and 1 x 100 gram (920 yards) Lavender
Hook: 4.5 mm and 5.00 mm
Start-Finish Date: 10 April - 29 April 2012
Finished size: 120cm/47.25" wide by 52cm/20.5" deep.
Note: I have plenty of yarn left. About 40 gram of each color.

So, which one you like the best? As for me I love the last one, because I simply love big shawl.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dandelion on A Meadow Mystery KAL



Dandelion on A Meadow is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the bottom up and the narrow curved shape of lace is created by short rows. The pattern is worked both wrong and right side but it is easy enough to memorize and knit.
Pattern includes charts and written directions. If you like to add beads to your shawl, I includes instruction where to place the beads.

Finished Size (16 repeats): 160 cm (63”) across top edge, 45 cm (17.7”) depth

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Suggested yarn and yardage needed:
Any sock yarn (see table for yardage needed). I used Rendezvous Forever sock (pixie dust colorway) 1 skein.



Needle: 3.5 mm (US 4), 4 mm (US 6), 6 mm (US 10)

Notions: stitch markers, removable stitch marker or 4 cm of contrasting color yarn.

The KAL is divided into 4 Clues published every Thursday starting on August, 2.
1st clue: August, 2
2nd clue: August, 9
3rd clue: August, 16
4th clue: August, 23

To participate into The “Dandelion on A Meadow” Mystery KAL, there are 2 options:

Option 1: You can buy my hand-dyed yarn Rendezvous Forever Sock USD 23 for single skein or USD 43 for 2 skeins (shipping and clues are included). You can choose your color here.
Payment by Paypal, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry (please let me know your Ravelry username and your color choice during check out) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 21 days to reach your hand.

Latest date to order: July 10, 2012.

Option 2: You can buy the clues only for USD 3,-. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

Latest date to order: August 1, 2012

Once you bought the clues or the yarn, you’ll receive a notification every time a new clue is uploaded.
You also need to sign up here.

At the end of the KAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost.
After August 2, the pattern will be released with a full price USD 5,- and the kit will be sold with a full price USD 28 for single skein and USD 51 for 2 skeins,-
Pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the KAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern.

Dandelion on A Meadow Pattern only:
USD 5.00,-

add to cart

Dandelion on A Meadow Kit:





Sizes






Info about the yarn:
Name: Rendezvous Forever Sock
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Yardage/Weight: approx. 460 yds / 100g
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
Hand wash always recommended
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Gathering Leaves Shawl Using Only 1 Skein of Sock Yarn

A few months back, somebody emailed me to ask whether it is possible to make a small version of Gathering Leaves shawl. I told her that she can skip rows 10 - 39 to make it smaller but I was not sure how it would look like. At that time, I wanted to try myself to see whether the shawl still look nice skipping so many rows, however, I didn't have time to do it.

Last month, after I have done writing pattern for Saltire, I have some free time before starting another design. So, I decided to grab some yarn and make a smaller version of Gathering Leaves. To make it more challenging, I want to make this pattern using only 1 skein of sock yarn.

Fiori was having chicken pox and had to be quarantine in the room. She wanted me to accompany her all the time and didn't let me get out of the room. She let me crochet but she made sure that I didn't leave the room. So, I got plenty of crochet time and managed to finished the shawl in 2 days.

So without further ado, here is the result:




I managed to used up only 1 skein of Rendezvous Forever Sock in Sour colorway, but I had to crochet it very very very tight using 3.5 mm hook.

Pattern: Gathering Leaves
Source: Here
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock Yarn 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Sour color)
Qty: 1 x 100 gram (460 yards)
Needles: 3.5 mm
Start-Finish Date: 14 - 15 May 2012
Finished size: 44.5" wide by 21.25" deep
Yarn Usage:
Row 1 - 40 = used 6 gram
Row 41 - 50 = used 19 gram
Row 51 - 60 = used 34 gram
Row 61 - finished = used 41 gram





If you are interested to make this shawl, you can buy the pattern in here.
Or another option is to buy the kit.

GATHERING LEAVES KIT:
If you buy the kit, you'll get the PDF pattern and the yarn
The pattern will be sent to your email address (or to your Ravelry's library) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.





Quantity






Info about the yarn:
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Yardage/Weight: approx. 463 yds / 100g
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
Hand wash always recommended
May bleed slightly upon first wash.