Texture Cowl Patterns – 4ply and Dk versions

I have two new patterns for you today –

This cowl is a simple textured piece that would work with many yarn styles to create a basic staple to your wardrobe.

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Textured Cowl 4ply version

which can be bought on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/textured-cowl-4ply.

Skill Level: Beginner

Yarn: 1 x 100g ball, Sara’s Texture Crafts Superwash Sock (4ply, 80% Superwash BFL, 20% Nylon, 365m/399.1y).

Making Yarn Substitutions: To make a substitution go for a fingering, or 4ply weight and know that of the 100g/365m, I used about 52g/189.8m.

Needles: 4mm/6US , 60cm circulars.

Accessories: 1 small stitch marker, a tapestry needle and small scissors.

Total Weight: 52g (approx. 189.8m/207.5 yards)

Finished Measurements: 20cm/8 inches at rib top edge, 23cm/9 inches at middle cowl width and 25cm/9¾ inches deep.

Gauge: 6 stitches and 9 rows per inch.

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Textured Cowl DK version

which can be bought at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/textured-cowl-dk

Skill Level: Beginner

Yarn: 1 x 100g ball, Sara’s Texture Crafts Sparkle DK (Double Knit, 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Stellina 212m/231y).

Making Yarn Substitutions: Use a DK weight and know that of the 100g/212m, I used about 96g/203.5m.

Needles: 6mm/10US , 60cm circulars.

Accessories: 1 small stitch marker, a tapestry needle and small scissors.

Total Weight: 96g (approx. 203.5m/221.8 yards)

Finished Measurements: 25cm/9 7/8th inches at rib top edge, 31cm/12 1/4 inches at middle cowl width and 25.5cm/10 inches deep.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch.

 

I will have a yarn update next week, which I hope to include plenty of yarn for you for both of these patterns… depending on how well I sell at the show this week!

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Book Review: Baby Shoes to Crochet

Baby Shoes to Crochet by Lucia Forthmann
Baby Shoes to Crochet by Lucia Forthmann
Baby Shoes to Crochet by Lucia Forthmann
Have you seen this new book from Search Press?
OMG cuteness overload!
There are 16 designs split into 4 categories; ‘for little ladies’, ‘wild thing!’, ‘sporty & cheeky’ and ‘summer, sun & sandals’. Even as a beginner crocheter, I think these look very do-able, so I just had to shout about it.
Search Press say;

16 cute crocheted baby shoe designs modelled on grown-up shoes

This lovely little book contains 16 beautifully designed and made shoes for both baby boys and girls, modelled on grown-up shoe styles. Each design is accompanied by a lovely, styled photograph of the shoe with the adult equivalent in the background, and step-by-step instructions of how to make the shoe.

There is a crochet basics section at the beginning with step-by-step instructions on commonly used crochet stitches, colour changing techniques, joining techniques and basic crochet charts for sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months.

 The designs themselves are based on adult shoes such as trainers, ballet shoes, pumps, espadrilles, Mary Janes, cowboy boots and strappy sandals and the patterns are clear and easy to follow. The designs are simple enough for competent beginners, though attractive and interesting enough to inspire more advanced crocheters. They are perfect projects to make with oddments of yarn, very quick to crochet and make great gifts for new babies. 

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 13 July 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213574
  • RRP Price: £7.99
CREDITS
Thank you to Search Press for allowing me to review this book.
* Disclaimer – This book was gifted to me for review by Search Press. They offered no monetary compensation for the review or to bias my opinion and none was taken. All of the above review is my own and my opinions should be taken as such.
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