Friday, February 26, 2016

Giveaway! Enter to Win 5 Balls of Zebrino By Adriafil!


Who's ready for a giveaway today?  Enter to win 5 balls of Zebrino yarn from Adriafil!  Colorway for this giveaway is the "Multi-Fuchsia Fancy" with gorgeous tones of coral, raspberry, fuchsia, and plum.  Heathered gray is added to give it a modern and lovely stripe.  Zebrino is super luxurious and comes to us from beautiful Italy!  Each ball is 125 meters, giving you a total of 625 meters (over 683 yards) of yarn...wow!  Special thanks to the folks at the Adriafil yarn company for sponsoring this giveaway.

Learn more about Zebrino here:



Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway ends March 3rd and is open worldwide.  Now go, go, go and enter!!

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Can't wait?  Got to have it now?  Click here to order on the Adriafil site.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Yarn 101: Zebrino By Adriafil


Welcome to Yarn 101! In this series, I will be sharing more information about the many different and wonderful types of yarn out in the marketplace. I often get questions from the fabulous Fiber Flux readers about yarn. I hope you will find this information helpful and be sure to check below for a link to a free pattern with this yarn too!

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This Yarn 101 will feature Zebrino by Adriafil.  This yarn is soft, readily available, and comes in all of the great colors shown below:
 

Below is a quick little video detailing all of the important information including weight, recommended hook and needle sizes, care instructions.


To purchase this yarn, visit the Adriafil site here.


Here is a free pattern made with this yarn too, the Heathered Eyelets Wrap:



Have you used this yarn? Be sure to comment below with your thoughts. Would you like to see another yarn featured in this series? Please share, I love requests!

Happy stitching lovelies!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fiber Flux Finds...February Edition


Welcome to our monthly Fiber Flux Finds!  So many of you lovely readers ask me about supplies and yarn...where to find things?  What are knitters and crocheters using?  What's new out there?  I decided to create a fun new monthly feature by curating a list of what might be new, something we have not yet seen, or maybe just something I am loving and want to share with you!  There are so many wonderful things for the yarn obsessed...enjoy checking out the list!

Have something you're loving right now too?  Comment below!

Note: Click the photo image to shop each item.
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#1 Clover Takumi Crochet hooks are beautiful and have a soft and light touch in the hand.  I have been a big fan of the Takumi knitting needles for years (especially the double pointed needles) so these hooks were exciting to see.

Clover Takumi Bamboo Crochet Hooks 

#2 Presencia Pearl Cotton Thread Box in "Pastel" gets me so excited for spring!  I saw this thread and immediately thought of a stack of sweet little macaroons.  So many possibilities for making...on the site it says it can be used for hand stitching or embroidery.  So pretty!

Presencia Pearl Cotton Thread Box (Pastel)

#3 This lovely shawl is a full kit so you can make your own!  Includes full written pattern, featuring a diamond lace motif, plus enough Schachenmayr Catania yarn to make it...lovely!

Crochet Wrap Kit

#4 I'm loving this sparkly yarn from Cascade, Cherub Aran Sparkle.  A pretty metallic twist gives it a little something extra, plus the colors (see below) are fantastic!

Cascade Cherub Aran Sparkle Yarn

#5 Have you seen Clover's Wonder Clips yet?  These handy clips are perfect for holding items in place while you work, such as when you're seaming a sleeve for example.  If you also sew, they come in multiple sizes too and even have little marks on them for the seam allowance.  Be sure to check out the jumbo kit too.

Clover Assorted 50pc Wonder Clips

#6 Learning to knit?  Teaching someone to knit?  These super cute knitting needles from Lion Brand are perfect to learn on.  They are technically for kids, but I think anyone would love them.  I have a set and they are great, not too big or small and one is blue and one is red, making it easy to visualize and have a better understanding of how the work passes from one side to the other.  But, I think my favorite thing is the cute little (bear? cat?) faces on top.

Lion Brand Kids Needles

#7 It's been out for a while, but I've had my eye on this pretty yarn for babies for quite some time.  Have you tried it yet?  Modern Baby yarn from Lion Brand comes in a fabulous palette of colors and it super soft.

Lion Brand Modern Baby Yarn

#8 Isn't this Bobble Bag great?  In this complete kit, you'll get the full written pattern, plus eleven skeins of 100% cotton Schachenmayr Catania Grande.  I totally need this for summer!

Crochet Bobble Bag Kit

#9 Have trouble threading yarn?  The Clover Yarn Threader is one of those amazing gadgets that are so helpful when you need it.  Made for even the bulkiest of yarn, plus a little loop the the top if you want to hang or wear it.  Never used a threading tool?  Check out my tutorial here.

Clover Yarn Threader


#10 Oh my goodness, how fantastically beautiful is this yarn? This is one of those super special skeins that you save for a fabulous project. Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light is a fingering weight yarn in luxurious silk then spun with sparkly sequins. I can totally picture this for a shawl for a formal occasion. Do you know a lovey bride to-be? Check out the gorgeous ivory color way in the back in the image below. My Zinnia Flower Shawl pattern would look so pretty made with this yarn!



Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light


#11 I am so ready for spring! This beautiful ladies crochet top kit includes a full written pattern plus eight included skeins of Schachenmayr Catania. I love how versatile it is too. Wear with a tank top as pictured on warmer days or with a long sleeve shirt underneath on those chillier early spring days too.




#12 Have you tried Malabrigo yarn yet? It is one of my favorites! Although I have not used it in a while, it is one of those yarns that makes you slow down and savor each stitch. Malabrigo Arroyo yarn is a finer weight in 100% superwash merino. Check out those fantastic jewel tones too...they are hand dyed in small lots.



Happy stitching lovelies!

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Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway! Learn To Crochet, Love To Crochet!



I have a fun giveaway for your today lovelies! I recently was able to check out Learn To Crochet, Love To Crochet by Anna Wilkinson (ISBN: 9781849495479, Quadrille Publishing).



Learn To Crochet, Love To Crochet is a bold, modern, and totally fun book that contains garments and accessories that are sure to add a splash of color in any crocheter's life.


20 lovely projects ranging from chunkier weight items like the above two photos, to lighter delicate pieces such as the beautiful flowery top seen below:


Because it is a book that introduces one to the world of crochet, I especially liked the full color photo tutorials of the basic stitches used.  In each photo, there is a large easy to see hook and chunky yarn, making it clearly depicted and a great introduction to the skills and stitches used throughout the book.  

Other useful techniques like joining in a new color, seaming, checking gauge, and adding buttonholes are included too...everything to make the projects all in one handy place!


One of my favorite pieces from the book would definitely be the headband above because of the interesting and clever stitch work used throughout (there's even a matching snood you can make too!)

I was also charmed by this cheerful top shown below, called the "Granny Square Cotton Tee"  I'm loving its retro appeal and those blue blossoms are so fun!


Now is you chance to win a copy of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends Febuary 29 and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

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Can't wait?  Need one right now?  Click below to order one today! 
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Happy crocheting lovelies!

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern...Night Sky Cowl!


The Night Sky Cowl is chunky, cozy, and super fast to stitch up!  Worked in treble crochet and half double crochet stitches, it makes a great quickie gift and is perfect to show off some beautiful yarn too.

The Night Sky Cowl 
By Jennifer Dickerson

Click the button below to add this project to your Ravelry queue:


Click below to watch a full video tutorial (scroll down for the written pattern too):


Materials:

  • 3 balls of Alchimia by Adriafil (Note: I used approximately 180 yards.  If you need to substitute yarn, look for a yarn that recommends a 9.0 mm crochet hook on the yarn label and use the same yardage)
  • 9.0 mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


Sizing:
  • 40 inch circumference
  • 9 inches tall


Tutorial Links:

Instructions:

Ch 70, join with a sl st in the furthest ch from the hook.

Row 1: ch 2, then work a hdc in each ch.
Row 2: ch 4, the work a tr in each st.
Row 1: ch 2, then work a hdc in each st.


Happy crocheting lovelies!

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)
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