Monday, August 7, 2017

Classic Knit Shawls Review + Giveaway!


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I have a fabulous review & giveaway for you today lovelies! I was recently able to check out Classic Knit Shawls from the Editors at Interweave (ISBN: 978-1-63250-600-9, Interweave F+W).


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Inside are 20 stunning shawls and wraps in a variety of shapes like traditional triangles, semicircles, crescents, and wraps worked from side to side.  Shawls can be a fantastic portable project and are perfect if you'd like to try out a new technique too.  In addition, shawls don't need much involved sizing making them perfect for giving as gifts too!  Each project from the book is unique and beautiful with lots of pretty texture to layer your look.



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Classic Knit Shawls is beautifully photographed in full color and complete with easy to navigate charts, guides, and diagrams to make things extra helpful. This book is full of different techniques like lace, cables, and colorwork too! The yarn used to make each project is as varied as the techniques with slightly chunkier fibers to delicate light lace weight pieces.


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Be sure to check out the learning resources in the back with an illustrated techniques section, a guide to abbreviations, and a very handy metric conversion chart too. Classic Knit Shawls will help you along each step of the way to make your own shawl look amazing!


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One of my absolute favorite projects from the book would definitely have to be this lacy, golden color wrap...so elegant and gorgeous!


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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 August 18 and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

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Special thanks to Interweave F+W for sponsoring this giveaway. I received a review copy of this book, all opinions are my own.


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© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Mega Squish Throw!


The Mega Squish Throw is fun, fluffy, and easy as pie to stitch up! Gloriously thick and soft yarn make this the squishiest blanket ever! Because of the mega thick yarn and gigantic crochet hook, you could easily make this blanket in one evening too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Mega Squish Throw
By Jennifer Dickerson

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



Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:
  • 25 mm US 50 crochet hook
  • 9 balls of Irresistable from Red Heart (I used 3 balls of "Silver" 3 balls of "Aqua" and 3 balls of "Chartreuse") Each ball is 29 yards.
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors

Learn more about Irresistible yarn here:



Sizing:
  • 50 inches wide
  • 50 inches long

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Instructions:

Ch 30

Row 1: Work a dc in the 3rd ch from the hook.  Work a dc in each remaining chain.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a dc in each st, then a dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until throw is about 50 inches tall or desired height.

Weave in any ends using your fingers and enjoy your fluffy throw!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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!)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Summer CAL! Week 3: Tips, Color Changes, Finish Work


Welcome back for week 3 of the 2017 Fiber Flux Summer Crochet Along! Today learning a few helpful tips, how to join yarn in the middle of a row, and multiple ways to weave in your ends.

Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:


*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here's this week's CAL video:


OK, let's take a quick peek at the schedule...last week we learned how to work the ripple stitch and switch colors/join a new ball of yarn:

(Click the links below to see past weeks)
Tuesday August 22: Today is Maker Gallery Day! Check it out to see all of the gorgeous blankets from the Fiber Flux community! 


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media places below:



Also I have set up a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a special welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



I am so super excited to see all of your beautiful blankets in the next few weeks...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for the big reveal!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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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