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Labour Day Weekend 30% Off

Enjoy this weekend by choosing some new projects to keep your needles and hooks busy:

30% off all 72 patterns in my Ravelry Store! NO COUPON NEEDED

The discount will apply at checkout. I’ll also be releasing new patterns that will be perfect for quick Christmas gifts or to make for yourself and your family–keep your eye out for them, they’ll be here in a few days!  There will be an exciting, fun new Pokemon Inspired pattern later this week, and The Crunchy Carrot Market Bag is will be in the Pattern Store this weekend.Crunchy CarrotSlippers, socks, a scarf, a washcloth/soap sack spa set, toys…lots of new designs coming in September, as well as a MYSTERY CROCHET-ALONG and KNIT-ALONG!

If you need more inspiration meantime, you can check out the Interweave Store!

Save 30% on hundreds of crafting resources. No coupon needed. Sale runs now through 9/5. Some exclusions apply.  In addition, be sure to also check out the just released Atoll Cowl Kit. It is on sale, too, and the link is on the right, just below the “Interweave Store” tab.

Happy Labour Day…enjoy this weekend, and let me know if you need help with any of my designs. The quickest way to get help is usually to write a personal message on my Facebook Page: West Coast Fibre Arts

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She sells seashells…

I had hoped to have this pattern published earlier in the day–I’m just a few minutes late for the first day of summer with the “Wrinkled Shell Cloth” ! Making a cloth is a useful way to learn new stitches and this cloth is an interesting combination from the 1880s.

wrinkled shell cloth

The pattern will be available free, to celebrate the beginning of summer, for just one week.  I hope you will take the time to visit my Facebook Page to find the code you’ll need…and show support and help me by hitting the ‘Like’ button on Facebook and adding the design to Favourites on Ravelry as well  😉 Thanks!

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1st day of Summer: June 20

Put June 20th on your memo pad… it is the first day of Summer and you’ll find lots of ways to celebrate.  

I’ll be releasing a new Summer Lace design…

and Interweave Store will be having a super 40% off Sale for one day only! The link is already posted on the right hand side of by blog, but the Sale is on JUNE 20/2016, so come back then to click through and browse.  [disclosure: I am an ‘affiliate’ and if you click through from my blog I will make a little bit from the sales made at that time; this helps keep my blog and my patterns going.  Thanks!]

 

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Fleurs de Lis for Paris KAL: BONUS PATTERN

The versatile BONUS SQUARE pattern will be useful for a variety of purposes.  It uses the Insertion Pattern from the Victorian era counterpane design, it is a simple lace on a background of Moss stitch (also called ‘seed stitch’ sometimes), with garter stitch as well.

NOTE: The pattern has been UPDATED to add a “MITT 2” pattern.

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Make 1 to make a cotton wash cloth, or make 2 and sew them together to make a potholder–make sure the lace insertions are not back to back, to avoid burned fingers!

You could make an afghan or blanket by knitting up a lot of squares and piecing them together in patchwork–it would be a great stash buster!

Use them in your worsted weight yarn of choice to make a pair of fingerless mitts. So that the mitts look the same on the top, there is a “MITT 2” pattern. 

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Fold in half and use a bodkin (yarn needle) to sew them up with the Lace Insertion forming a cuff around the top.  When sewing together: sew about 1 ½ inches, then leave about 1 ½ to 2 inches open for a thumb hole; sew the remainder.  I will post more photos tomorrow 🙂 I am still knitting mitt 2.

Needles & Gauge

8 inch square or women’s average/8 inch fingerless mitts. If you need smaller mitts, use 4mm needles. For larger mitts, either use larger needles or knit extra rows before you cast off.

Size 4.5mm needles or whichever size you need to get a gauge of 16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.  The 32 stitch cast on edge should be 8 inches.

Yarn

To make a kitchen accessory, use worsted weight cotton.  For a woman’s winter accessory, approximately 50g worsted weight yarn in your choice of acrylic, wool, cotton, etc.

Abbreviations

k = knit

p = purl

yo = yarn over

k2tog = knit 2 together

Instructions for cloth, afghan square, or MITT 1.

Cast on 32 stitches.

  1. knit.
  2. knit.
  3. k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k3; k16.
  4. k16; k3, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2.

5 – 10.  Repeat rows 3 and 4 three times more.

  1. k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2; k16.
  2. k16; k2, p4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k2.

13 – 18.  Repeat rows 11 and 12 three times more.

19 – 50.  Repeat Rows 3 – 18 two times more.

51, 52.  Knit.

Cast off:  *k2tog, slip stitch from right needle back to left needle; repeat from * until only 1 stitch is left, fasten off.  Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

MITT 2

Cast on 32 stitches.

  1. knit.
  2. knit.
  3. k16; k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k3.
  4. k3, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2; k16.

5 – 10.  Repeat rows 3 and 4 three times more.

  1. k16; k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2.
  2. k2, p4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k2; k16.

13 – 18.  Repeat rows 11 and 12 three times more.

19 – 50.  Repeat Rows 3 – 18 two times more.

51, 52.  Knit.

Cast off:  *k2tog, slip stitch from right needle back to left needle; repeat from * until only 1 stitch is left, fasten off.  Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

I hope you have enjoyed this bonus pattern 🙂

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Happy Mother’s Day! Free Pattern today only

Geillis Cloth no starch2Geillis Cloth no starch An easy and fun way to make a d’oyley that you don’t have to re-starch! This would be pretty framed, too.  See this FaceBook post for how to get the pattern free only today May 10/2015 ~ Happy Mother’s Day!

no starch Geillis d'oyley

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1871 Irish Crochet D’Oyley: Mavourneen CAL

Victorian Flowers: Mavourneen 1 pattern is in the Pattern store now.  It is the first motif for an Irish Crochet style D’Oyley–there are 15 more, and some of the motifs require that more than one be made the same.  I hope you will join the new Facebook West Coast Fibre Arts KAL & CAL Group and share photos and comments and make this d’oyley with me!

Mavourneen 1

The coupon code to get the new pattern free for the first week is in the Facebook Group and also in the Friday Flowers thread in the Ravelry Group.  

Next week the coupon code to get the pattern free will be offered in a different way–I am just sorting out the details so please look on here next week for the Coupon News!

#doily #d’oyley #Victorian #IrishCrochet

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Tomorrow is Friday & First Day of Spring!

Don’t forget to watch out tomorrow for the Friday Flower pattern!  Here are the links to the first 2 Friday Flowers–FREE for now!  Click on the photo to go to the pattern page.

Victorian Flowers Lenten RoseVictorian Flowers Eglantine Rose collage

Victorian Flowers series will have a new pattern released, and as a special celebration for the First Day of Spring I will release the SIGN UP for a mini-Mystery which will be updated with the full pattern on the 27th:

The Mystery of Winter Past!

The first 2 Mysteries in the series were the Mystery of Winter Present, a knitting only pattern; and the Mystery of Winter Yet to Come, which is available as “CAL” Crochet OR “KAL” Knit OR Sewn pattern–MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE RIGHT ONE! Don’t forget if you want to make them as a Mystery item, DO NOT look at people’s project pages or the Spoiler Photos in my Ravelry Group–if you aren’t a member of that Group yet, we’d love to have you join! Don’t forget–Ravelry is FREE to join, and an awesome resource for Knitters & Crocheters & other Fibre crafts!

West Coast Fibre Arts Ravelry Group

For the sewing pattern, you have to send me a message on the FaceBook Page: The Ravelled Hank of Yarn; then I will send you a Paypal invoice, and once it is paid I’ll send you the pdf.

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