The Little Martha Shawlette
I used to have a drapey crochet shawl back in college that I somehow lost track of. Since then, I have been dreaming about getting my hands on a similar one. Susan Sheby, our go-to pattern designer, has done just that and come up with this gorgeous pattern. This is the ideal coverup for a cool spring or summer evening. The glint of sparkle also adds a little bit of fancy shmancy and the picot edging is beautiful.
The pattern calls for 2 skeins of our Maharani Silk yarn. It’s a simple crochet pattern that will just take a little bit of time to get the hang of before you’re a pro. The pattern, which I named after my favorite Allman Brothers song, is now available on Ravelry for $3 here. I had so much fun taking pics of my sister wearing this last weekend. Boston is absolutely beautiful right now!
2 Gorgeous New patterns by Tangled Handknits
Once again, designer Cheryl Kubat has come up with gorgeous new patterns to inspire us! Today, she released 2 patterns in her Etsy shop, Tangled Handknits that both use our Daisy Chain yarn. The first, called the Mermaid Tide Wrap, is a lacey but chunky wrap that knits up on size 17 needles. I love the stitch and just how long it is, lots of different ways to wrap and wear it! The second pattern is called the Simply Slouchy Hat. In Cheryl's words, this hat has just the right amount of slouch, something I know is none too easy to come by in the hat world. I cannot wait to cast on for these 2 new projects! Photos by Meg Manion Photography.
The Fish Scale Baguette Pattern!
This cute mini bag has been a long time in the making! It is our very first pattern by the talented crocheter Tori Kendrew, who I originally met through the fantastic Cambridge yarn shop Gather Here. When she was swatching out ideas, we both fell in love with this fish scale stitch and knew it would be perfect for this project. The stitch is a little tricky to get the hang of at first, so we’ve accompanied this pattern with many how-to photos. Once you get the hang of it though, it crochets up quickly! The Stargazer Silk yarn is perfect for this project, adding some sparkle and weight to the bag. The pattern calls for 3 skeins as this scale pattern uses up a bunch of yarn. In my humble opinion, it’s totally worth it! Can’t wait to wear this all spring & summer long. This bag can be worn as a clutch, or if you’re so inclined add a strap for a cross-body look. The pattern is available as a PDF download for $4 here. We made ours in Blue Lagoon & Violet.