Chroma Color Reveal ~ Lupine

Knit Picks Chroma fingering in Lupine
Knit Picks Chroma fingering in Lupine

Here is the second of four new Chroma colors that I’m working with. This was the one I was most excited about trying. I love bright colorful self-striping colors, you can easily see that in the patterns I put up. So this Lupine color was right up my alley.

As you can see from the pre-assembled Heart Lace Infinity Scarf, the color pattern is different from the Weather Vane color that I just posted about.

Weather Vane had no distinct color pattern, they were very random. The Lupine is very different. This pattern is a mirroring pattern. You can see from the bright pink and the bright blues, the other colors are mirroring from those two spots. I am loving this color and I think it will be a very popular pick for Knit Pick fans like me.

Again like my last post, this Lupine is already available on Knit Picks and you can pick up this pattern right here if you are liking the look.

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Have you tried any of the new Chroma colors yet? Any favorites? Let us know below.

 

 

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Chroma Color Reveal ~ Weather Vane

Knit Picks Chroma in Weather Vane
Knit Picks Chroma in Weather Vane

Here is the first of four new Knit Picks Chroma colors that I have received. The color is “Weather Vane” it’s worked up into the Diamond Lace Infinity Scarf and as you can see from the picture that the color changes are very unique.

Rather than continuous color changes (ie. red, orange, yellow, red, orange, yellow) or mirroring coloring changes (ie. red, orange, yellow, orange, red), the yarn has a random color change. There are all harmonious but there is no clear pattern.

I like the look and am interested to see if the other yarns are the same way or if each color has it’s own unique patterning to it.  I will keep you updated with each project I finish. The pattern kits aren’t available in the Knit Picks website yet, but you can purchase the pattern here and the yarn through this link if you like the look. The kits aren’t discounted, they just provide you with everything you need on one page, so don’t worry about buying it early.

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Picked From The Bunch And The Winner Is…

 

Congrats to the Winner

The winner of the Fyberspates Vivacious DK hank is Mary who left this comment:

My go-to gift is usually a nice cowl. The stitches vary, I like to do different textured stitches 🙂.

 

Congrats Mary! Don’t worry everyone else, I still have plenty of giveaways coming. Be sure follow the blog so you don’t miss any of them.

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Hanging Baskets to Eat Your Stuff ~ 50% off This Week Only

Monster Hanging Baskets

These two creatures are here to hold your stuff!

Using super bulky weight yarn, the pattern works up super quick and can easily be adapted to change the look of your monster. Or leave the eyes off and have a normal hanging basket.

These monsters can hold magazines, remotes, phones, yarn, and anything else you can stuff in their mouths.

You’ll receive instructions for two different sized baskets.
The large one measures: approx. 15” across (when laid flat) x 17” tall (without hanger)
And the small is: approx. 7” across (when laid flat) x 9” tall (without hanger)

Use promo code: monster50 during checkout to receive discount.*

*Offer good until Sept. 28th, 2014 midnight Pacific time. 50% good only for pattern listed.
 
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Fall Is Almost Here ~ New Free Motif

Fall Leaf
Fall Leaf

Fall is just a few days away. Us here in the desert, where it is still over 100 degrees everyday, can’t wait.

I’m celebrating the (hopefully soon) cooler weather with a Fall Leaf motif for this month’s Motif of the Month.

This is an update to the traditional Irish Crochet motif using bulky yarn instead of crochet thread. Sew a bunch together end to end to make cute fall scarf, or make an applique to add to another project.

Download the pattern and watch the tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

New Chroma Colors!

Knit Picks has just released new colors of Chroma and I’ve got my hands of four of them.

I’m remaking a few of my patterns in the new colors so I can sell them on Knit Picks website, but I’m also excited to see these new color runs.

I’ll be posting the projects along with a video review as soon as they are complete so you can see how the colors work up in crochet. So stay tuned to see the awesomeness.

Have you tried the new colors in Chroma? Let us know what you think about them below.

Win a Hank of Fyberspates Vivacious DK ~ $26 Value

Win Me!
Win Me!

 

Time for the next giveaway.

Today it is the Fyberspates Vivacious DK. This is the yarn I just used for the Ponytail Beanie Free Pattern Workshop.

This yarn is a beautiful 100% superwash merino. It is hand dyed in an array of stormy blues and now it can be yours.

 

The Giveaway

Leave me a comment below letting us know what your go-to project is when you gift your crochet/knitting.

*Only one entry per person. US residents only please. 
Entries close Sunday, Sept, 21, 2014 midnight Pacific time. The winner will be chosen and announced Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
 
See more of the yarn in the review below.
 
 
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