Friday, September 29, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Autumn Skies Shawl!


The Autumn Skies Shawl is a gorgeous lacy shawl celebrating the amazing skies of the autumn season. Swathes of bright blue, golden yellow, and shadowy browns look like a setting sun in the cool landscape. The lace stitch is worked up in easy stitches and uses one full yarn cake of Mandala. Want an super long Shawl with more drape? Simple use a second yarn cake and repeat the pattern row!


Need a little extra help? Follow the full video tutorial below! 

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Autumn Skies Shawl 
By Jennifer Dickerson 

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Materials: 

  • 5.5 mm "I" crochet hook
  • 1 yarn cake of Mandala from Lion Brand Yarn (I used the "Sphinx" colorway) 
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors
  • Ruler/tape measure
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**Please note: Due to the popularity of Mandala, limited quantities are available...use this handy map from Lion Brand to locate a retailer who has the yarn near you!

Watch my Mandala Yarn 101!

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Sizing: 

  • 24 inches tall (bottom point to top off shawl) 
  • 50 inches across top edge of shawl


Abbreviations and Tutorial Links: 




Instructions:
Ch 7
Row 1: In the 5th ch from the hook work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc). Skip a ch, the in the last ch, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc).
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each ch 1 space from the previous row (center of each fan). Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the turning chain space.
Repeat row 2 until the shawl is desired size or until you run out of yarn (mine was approximately 24 inches tall from bottom point to top edge).  Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

Note: To make your shawlette larger and wider, simply work more rows of the pattern.


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Alter Knit Book Review and Giveaway!

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I have an awesome book review & giveaway for you today stitchers! I recently was able to check out Alter Knit Stitch Dictionary (ISBN: 9781632505538, Interweave F+W).

This book is really incredible...I love to collect stitch dictionaries of all kinds and this one is a massive collection of stranded colorwork motifs, two hundred all together!

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The Alter Knit Stitch Dictionary is wonderfully photographed in full color and detail with heaps of graphic design inspired imagery. I'm loving the tiny sheep in the swatch on the right below:

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You'll have everything you need to get started with stranded colorwork including handy charts and references. Ready to create a project? There are five projects included to take you color work skills to the next level. Mastered the technique and want to get creative? Check out the section for designing your own motifs too!


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I love how you can see in full photographic detail each of the motifs, how cute are these red mushrooms?

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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 October 5 and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!


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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How To Knit A Cowl for the Absolute Beginner!



Curious about knitting? Ready to give it a try? This knitted cowl is a super easy and beautiful project to get you started! Using one basic stitch and knitted flat, this is an ideal first project. Self striping cake yarn makes changing colors a breeze too. Are you a seasoned knitter? This cowl is also a wonderfully relaxing project for those cooler days of fall!

Need some help? Stitch along with me in the video below!

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Absolute Beginner Knit Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 1 pair US 10.5 (6.5 mm) straight knitting needles 
  • 1 yarn cake of Sweet Roll from Premiere (245 yards, I used the "Punch Pop" colorway) 
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Measuring Tape 



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Sizing:
  • 36 inch circumference
  • 10 inches wide

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:





Instructions:
CO 35 sts.
Rows 1: K all sts.
Repeat row 1 until piece measures about 36 inches from cast on edge.
BO all sts, leaving a long tail (18-24 inches)
Seam edges together using the remanning tail with the whip stitch.
Weave in any ends.


© 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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