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Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
This shrug is worked from lengthwise and the ribbing is worked as you go. The shrug can be worked in any aran weight yarn, and would look great in something like a Malabrigo Chunky. It’s easy to adjust the sleeve length and the arm circumference for a perfect fit. Longer versions double as a cute scarf!
The stitch used in this piece is based on a victorian pattern called “Crazy Stitch” because of its tendency to lean one direction in one row and the opposite direction in the next. This same leaning quality gives this silky fabric exceptional drape and a flattering fit.
Knitting: Purse, Messenger Bag
“When I’m purse-watching (something I do often, because I’m a bit bag-obsessed), I seem to be attracted to purses that open in the front rather than the top because of the way they fall nicely on the body, so I designed this bag to do the same. The Half Linen Stitch makes a nice solid fabric that doesn’t require a lining.”
A Round-Yoke, Cropped Cardigan to Crochet. This easy-to-stitch-vest has great stitch definition and a comfortable fit that’s great for layering. The lacy stitch pattern has lots of stretch. The pattern is written with a custom-sizing calculator so every garment has a perfect fit.
I designed this headband for a class here in Cordova this winter. It knits up quickly, and is a great introduction to cables. One of my friends, Seawan, made a whole slew of them for christmas gifts. You can get 2 headbands out of the Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran. In sample pictured (which my friend Becca knit), we used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece Sere...