Thursday, 13 July 2017

Ravelry Summer Pattern Sale

Two blog posts in a week - wonders will never cease!! :-)

Today's is to tell you about my Ravelry Summer Pattern Sale.
All my patterns (including the books) on Ravelry are discounted by 25% until August 31st 2017.
To receive your discount follow the steps below...

1 - Visit my Ravelry pattern shop HERE
2 - Choose the patterns you want to buy, add them to your cart.
3 - Go to checkout and add the following code SUMMER17 and Ravelry will work out the discount for you.


Happy Crocheting
Love Amanda

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Zigzag yarn pack

As promised in the previous post here are the details for the yarn packs for Zigzag


You can find the packs on Deramores HERE


If the pack is out of stock, Deramores will e-mail you when its available, just press the button on the yarn pack page.
If you can't wait or would prefer to buy the yarn one or two balls at a time, I've made a list of the recommended yarns. Deramores stocks all the yarn, so follow the link above :-)


Number
Yarn
Colour

Number
Yarn
Colour
1
King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply
Damson
 798

14
Drops Baby Merino
Orange
36
2
Drops Alpaca
Dark Purple 4400

15
Drops Alpaca
Orange
2915
3
King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply
Petrol
 926

16
Drops Alpaca
Rust Mix
2925
4
Drops Alpaca
Teal
2919

17
Drops Alpaca
Red
3620
5
Scheepjes Invicta Extra
1463

18
King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply
Scarlet
3620
6
Drops Alpaca
Dark Turquoise 2918

19
Drops Alpaca
Deep Pink
2922
7
Drops Baby Merino
Vibrant Green 31

20
Drops Alpaca
Pink
2921
8
Scheepjes Invicta Extra
1466

21
King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply
Fuschia
787
9
Drops Alpaca
Olive Mix
7233

22
Scheepjes Invicta Extra
1461
10
Drops Alpaca
Dark Lime
2916

23
Drops Alpaca
Dark Pink
3770
11
Drops Alpaca
Goldenrod 2923

24
King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply
Violet
1534
12
Wendy Merino 4 ply
Saffron
2399

25
King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply
Emperor
906
13
Scheepjes Invicta Extra
1465

Border
King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply
Emperor
906

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Impatient Zigzag

I was going to wait to publish my Zigzag crochet blanket pattern until the Deramores yarn pack was available, but I finished the pattern at the end of last week and was so excited I couldn't wait and published it on Friday instead :-)



You can find it on Ravelry - HERE
And Etsy - HERE

I love seeing all the colours of the spectrum together, so I started experimenting to see if I could use them all together in the right order, Zigzag Crochet Blanket is the result.
My blanket contains 25 colours in total, plus an extra one which creates the zigzag effect.
Zigzag measures 45 x 52 inches.



Yarn
Zigzag is made with 1300 gms of 4 ply/fingering weight yarn (360/400 metres per 100 gms)
You can use any 4 ply/fingering yarn you wish, as long as it’s all roughly the same meterage.

Colour Palette

I used hand-dyed yarn for Zigzag, which makes the colours impossible to match, so I have chosen a collection of yarns which will create a very similar effect.
The pattern contains detailed information about the recommended replacement colours.



The pattern is written in both UK and US terms, its made using a very simple triangle motif.
There are step by step construction charts and a numbered colour chart.
The key to creating the colour effect is to keep the colours in the right order, I thread them onto a circular knitting needle, there's more info in the pattern.

I will post another blog post when the Deramores yarn pack is ready.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Marsh Violet Crochet Blanket

Phew!!!!!!!
I've been offline all week due to all the computers in the house refusing to be connected to the internet.
I had intended to publish this pattern on Tuesday, in fact it should of been published a long time ago, but its the most un-photogenic blanket in the world and I've taken hundreds of photo's trying to get some good ones. I'm still not completely happy with these photo's, but they will have to do for now :-)

So without further ado here is Marsh Violet


Marsh Violet was inspired by the colours of the Marsh Violets that grow on Exmoor.


YARN & COLOUR
You will need 
550 gms of 4 ply fingering yarn.
The blanket is made using a collection of violet, lilac, pale magenta and pale copper colours. 
I have used 15 hand dyed colours  in total, the colours don’t need to be from the dye lot, so its the perfect blanket to use leftover  oddments from your stash
You can use any 4 ply yarns of the same or similar meterage, Alternatively if you would prefer to buy yarn I recommend the following yarns - Drops Alpaca, John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers 4 ply, Fyberspates Scrumptious & Vivacious 4 ply/fingering. Knit Picks Palette, Cascade 220 Fingering, King Cole Merino Blend.


YOU WILL ALSO NEED
Crochet hook in size 3 mm, or size needed for your tension.
A tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

SIZE 
The blanket measures approx. 46 x 40 inches.

Marsh Violet can also be made as a shawl, the pattern includes weights and measurements.


The pattern contains detailed colour and yarn recommendations 
Written and charted Motif instructions in US and UK terms. 
Step by step construction charts 
Full coloured layout charts. 
Colour & size variation charts.

You can find the pattern here....
and ETSY

Happy Crocheting
Love Amanda