Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Update! 2018 Fiber Flux Temperature Shawl CAL


Welcome back to the Temperature Shawl CAL!  So glad you could join us!  If you're just joining us or not familiar with the concept, a temperature project is where you create a row on a project you're making based on the temperature outside...fun!  It goes on for a year and at the end of the year, you'll have an interesting representation of the temperatures for an entire year!

Queue up on Ravelry!



Below is a little refresher on how we're working the project:
  • We're going to create a shawl...a bit smaller than a blanket.
  • However, I will give multiples for the stitch pattern so you can turn it into a blanket if you like OR smaller for a scarf!
  • We will do one row per WEEK (average weekly temperature)
  • Each row (using yarn and hook I'm using) will equal about an inch, so a one inch row X 52 weeks in the year = a nice 52 (give or take to account for personal tension) inch shawl at the end of the year (18 inches wide)
  • Even if you get a few weeks behind, it's only one row per week so no biggie catching up, right?
  • I will provide seasonal updates on the progress of the shawl throughout the year.
  • Important to note: my chart is in degrees Fahrenheit.  However, you can adjust yours to Celsius if you prefer. 
  • I did a wide range of temperatures because it gets very cold and very hot where I live.  Please adjust accordingly to your area of the world, if you live in a warmer region, your chart will have different ranges for example.
To get your average weekly temperature, check out your local weather forecast or an app.  Add up the temperature for each day and divide by 7 (number of days in the week).  This is the number you'll use for the week.  Check the color on the chart to see what color you'll need to complete your row!


Below is the video of the progress that I've made so far:

There you have it...a fun, super low stress year-long project!


Please visit and join the Fiber Flux CAL group on Ravelry to get updates, see everyone's progress (fun because we all live in different places in the world with a variety of temperatures!  Also, get questions answered, help others, and show off your work.  


If you're just joining us, here's what you'll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice...see swatch chart I made in the photos on this post (I'm using Red Heart Super Saver in cherry red, shocking pink, perfect pink, bright yellow, spring green, delft blue, turqua, lavender, orchid, white)  This yarn has no dye lots, so great if you need to pick another skein of one of the colors later in the year...you don't need all of the yarn now!
  • 6.0 mm "J" crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Ruler of Tape Measure
  • Swatch Chart (I typed mine and printed it on a piece of card stock, punched holes next to each color, then added a bit of the corresponding yarn...easy peasy!

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Use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal to share your work or tag @fiberflux on social media!

Let's connect!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March SockCrate...Unboxing, Review, and Coupon Code!


I am super excited to share with you the March SockCrate this month! It is designed especially for the sock lovers out there with an exclusive pattern, luxury sock yarn and more!


The SockCrate is a monthly subscription box that arrives right to your door. Each month it includes a knitting pattern for a pair of socks, one skein of indie hand dyed premium fingering weight yarn, and a fun extra...all for $23.99!  This price includes shipping + handling, they'll ship it worldwide...awesome!

Close up of the yarn this month...love those shades of red!


Here's what you'll get in your crate:

  • 1 exclusive sock knitting pattern
  • 1 skein of hand dyed fingering weight yarn to make the project (a note about hand dyed yarn)
  • 1 fun extra
  • 25% off all products in the Member Central Shop
  • Earn 25 "Stash Points" per month of membership that can be redeemed in their shop or towards any subscription.


Affordable $23.99 price includes shipping + handling and ships worldwide.


I received the March SockCrate and filmed the unboxing of it here:

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KnitCrate has generously offered Fiber Flux readers a special discount...save 20% off your first order using the code: FLUX20 (just enter it at time of purchase on their site).



Special thanks to the folks at KnitCrate for giving Fiber Flux readers a coupon code! I received a crate to review and share, all opinions are my own.

Let's connect!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern...Esther Button Wrap!



The Esther Button Wrap is a gorgeous piece to keep the neck nice and cozy. Lacy and buttery soft, the button and decorative lace holes allow the wearer to wear it lots of ways...be sure to scroll down to see photos of all the ways to style it!

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


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Esther Button Wrap
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials: 

  • 6.0 mm crochet hook 
  • 4 balls of Rialto Aran by Debbie Bliss-about 350 yards total (2 of the charcoal and 2 of the purple)--note: this yarn has been discontinued. As long as you use a yarn that recommends a "J" crochet hook, you'll be fine! 
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors
  • Large button (I used a 1 inch wood toggle) 


Sizing: 
  • 13 inches tall 
  • 32 inches long

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links: 


Instructions:



Ch 43 (multiple of 4+3)


Row 1: In the 5th ch from the hook work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc). *Skip 3 chains and in the chain after that, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), repeat from * across until 2 chains remain. Skip a ch, then in the last ch, work 1 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 a dc into the turning chain space. 

Repeat row 2 until desired length.
Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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