Wednesday, November 26, 2014

StarPainter Shawl Pattern

Susan Elizabeth has designed another absolutely gorgeous shawl pattern with Morning Bright yarn! The StarPainter Shawl is knit with two skeins of our Organic Merino/Nylon Sock. Susan asked me if I could dye two colorways for her original, based on the colors of Vincent Van Gogh's painting "The Starry Night", and I came up with "Starry" (to represent the sky of the painting) and "Night" (to represent the town below). Here's my daughter, River, modeling mine

I'm proud to have been a part of Susan's fabulous idea! Here's a shot of my shawl blocking, with Van Gogh's painting below

Susan has also published some fingerless mitts designed with this same yarn. They're called the StarPainter Fingerless Mitts and are available for free until November 27th! I'm casting mine on today - I'll post them when I've finished  :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Free Pattern! Firecracker Shawl by Anastacia Zittel

Here's a beautiful (and free!) crocheted shawl pattern designed with Morning Bright yarn! Anastacia Zittel used one skein of my Holistic Merino DK for the original pattern, named the "Firecracker Shawl". I used my 80/20 Organic Falkland Islands Merino/Nylon Sock in "Granite" for mine. Here it is, modeled by my beautiful daughter, River

This is a quick, easy pattern - great for beginners. The pattern calls for a size 5.00m (H) hook and DK yarn. I used a size 6.5mm (K) hook and heavy fingering weight yarn for mine and love the results - what a versatile pattern! It's also super easy to make it larger or smaller.