Last month, I had a crazy idea. I was thinking about using garter stitch for my next shawl, but there are so many garter stitch shawls out there. Then it hit me: why not combine knitting and crochet? The idea seemed outrageous at first and I wondered if this would even work. Maybe the fabric would curl? I decided to use a crochet stitch as easy and as loved as the garter stitch – and hello granny triangle! As soon as this was finished, I picked up stitches from the top and knitted a few rounds. It worked! Now that this shawl (release date late May) is with the testers and I have gotten quite a few positive comments, I will definitely design more combination patterns!
Are you ready to take the plunge? My new shawl pattern is all about dropping stitches!
Hiatus does not only have sections of drop stitches adding lacy holes but also sections of Tuck Stitch. To make a Tuck Stitch, you have to deliberately unravel your work a few rows! Sounds scary? Don’t worry, a Tuck Stitch is easy to make and a written explanation is given in the pattern.
Throw in easy short rows (just turning, no special stitches) to form the long wingspan and you have a shawl that is interesting to knit, reversible and will look great in any color combination.
Knitting my sample, the green-white one, I knew I had to make another one in solid colors to highlight the Tuck stitches.
And because I had three colors in my stash, the large version was born! The small version uses about 420 meter/ 460 yards of fingering weight yarn and the large version 3x 210 meter / 230 yards in three colors. Both versions can be adjusted and made even larger!
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My new Freebie is here — Loopcatcher, a colorful drawstring bag with lots of possibilities to make it your own!
I love making bags. Bags are quick projects, they’re useful and don’t use a lot of yarn (depending on the size). My loopcatcher is rather small, but it will serve as project bag for small projects like dishcloths and it is big enough for that purpose. The tapestry crochet rounds use up very little yarn, perfect for stashbusting!
Are you wondering why this bag is called Loopcatcher? Because that’s what you’re doing, working stitches around (catching) the chain-loops worked in a previous round. This adds an interestng texture to the bag and looks deceptively like post stitches. The pattern includes lots of suggestion on how you can customize your drawstring bag — let your creativity run wild!
Surprise! Here comes a new Freebie – I love to crochet dishcloths and the Surprise Dishcloth is something special! Different colors highlight the shapes the dishcloth morphes into – triangle, circle and square. Pattern includes a version for fine cotton yarns and one version for thicker cotton yarns.
Hope you have fun making this dishcloth, happy crocheting!