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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Up Up and Away! Aviator Inspired Scarf

Okay, so I took a stab at offering this pattern for sale at a price of $2.00, but I got no bites. So in honor of my offering it for free, please consider making a donation to my fundraising efforts for the Tyanna Foundation at the Baltimore Marathon Here:

And now the pattern:



Color A - 1 skein of Bernat Felting Natural Wool, 2.60 oz / 75 g, 84 yd / 77 m – Colorway: “Iris”

Color B - 1 skein of Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe, 55% viscose from Bamboo, 45% Wool, 177 yd (162 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) Colorway: “Twilight”

Hook: J – 6.0

Nations: Yarn needle

With Color B, Ch 22.

Pick up Color A, and carry it along under your stitches.

Row 1 – Sc in 2nd chain from hook. *ch1, sk1 chain, sc in next stitch** repeat from * to ** ending the row with a sc. Ch1, turn. Loop color A up gently so you can stitch over it in the next row.

Row 2 – Sc in first stitch, *ch1, sc in sc made in row below**. Repeat from * to **.

Row 3-Finish – Repeat Row 2.

You may wish to smooth your rows as you finish them to ensure an even edge and the roving doesn’t pull your stitches inward.

Finish: Weave ends in. Block gently, if desired.

Here's the chart!

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Journey of 1000 Stitches begins with an idea.

I have had the vision of exactly what I want in a garment floating around in my head for several months now. I tried several times to modify existing patterns to my idea and always the finished product wasn't quite right.

The bodice was too big...It didn't come together the way I wanted it to in the was too tight under the arms... You get the picture.

At least five "almosts" later I was successful in creating The Frankentank. It had everything I wanted. Correctly fitting straps, a snug bodice, and a skirt that had a nice drape to cover the squishier parts of my..ahem...waistline.

The message here? Don't give up on YOUR vision.

Consult stitch dictionaries and patterns. Look closely at garments that are similar to get a feel for how an element was done. Ask other fiber artists what they would do in cases where you're coming up against roadblocks. Make similar items to get a better understanding of the flow and keep asking yourself questions.

Would I have more control over the drape going bottom up or top down? Is the yarn right? Would a taller or shorter stitch work better?

With each try you will learn one or two new things and you will be able to create what your minds eye sees. Remember, with crochet almost all things are possible.

Good luck!