|November 27, 2014||Filled under Giveaway, Yarn|
It’s a time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and I have hot ones You won’t believe (see details at the end of this post).
But, first of all, let’s have a GIVEAWAY 2 GIVEAWAYS (read 2 Winners) for sets of 10 balls of my favorite luxury cotton yarn!!
GIVEAWAY #1 set includes:
- Millefili Fine (100% Egyptian cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 6 balls of 167 tangerine.
- Schachenmayr Catania (100% cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 skein of 0208 canary
- Patons Grace (100% cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 skein of 62027 ginger and 2 skeins of 62705 cardinal (not pictured)
Millefili Fine is a fine, basic Egyptian cotton yarn with a tight twist that creates a soft matte sheen. Catania and Grace are also a ultra soft and high-quality summer yarn available in fresh, modern shades that’s perfect for lightweight knit and crochet garments and accessories.
GIVEAWAY #2 set includes:
- Mondial Cotton Soft Speciale Baby (100% pure Egyptian cotton; 198 yd [180 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 8 balls of 109 light orange.
- Dale Garn Stork (100% Egyptian cotton; 198 yd [180 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of 24 turquoise.
- SandnesGarn Norway Mandarin Petit (100% Egyptian cotton; 198 yd [180 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of 2004 lemon yellow
All this yarn made in high quality Egyptian cotton, fingering weight 100% Egyptian yarn. Made of cotton, it can be machine washed and dried flat, and designed for making baby hats, booties, bibs, sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, blankets as well as cool and comfortable garments for adults.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST
You can enter the contest in 3 ways:
- Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post. No other action is required otherwise you don’t mind to share which one of this sets you like more ;o)
- Optional Entry # 2: Blog about these giveaways, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
- Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on your accounts: at Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., leave one more comment on this post (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).
- This contest starts today, November, 28 2014 and will end on December 7, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.
- I’ll select the winners with random.org’s random number generator – first time for 1st set, and second time for 2nd set. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, December 8, 2014.
And last, but not least: The Black Friday Sale Starts NOW and Cyber Monday deal is coming! Get ready for my biggest patterns sale of the year!
|January 29, 2014||Filled under Yarn|
I’ve just finished a project for another publication, and I am so glad that editor of crochet magazine gave me the opportunity to discover Berroco Captiva yarn!
Captiva’s satiny feel and subtle shine give it an air of sophistication. Created by wrapping a shimmering filament around a smooth cotton blend, this machine washable yarn comes in a wide range of elegant shades. Give your imagination free rein and just think of all the spring/summer tops, cardis, scarves, shawls, pullovers & more you can create with fantastic “Captiva.” Beautifully crafted in Italy of 60% cotton, 23% polyester and 17% acrylic.
Fiber Content: 60% cotton, 23% polyester and 17% acrylic
Yardage: 1.75 oz (50 g)/98 yd (90 m)
Gauge: 18 sts x 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) with US #8 (5 mm) knitting needles; 16 sc x 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) with H/8 [5 mm] crochet hook
Weight: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
Care: machine washable. Lay flat to dry.
Alla Koval Designs
|November 3, 2013||Filled under Creations, Yarn|
And you know, I was really amazed at how soft and pleasant to touch the yarn is, even though kniting with US #30-50/19-20 mm needles can be truly a challenge! But I wanted to try the idea of weaving this yarn through crocheted base in Mesh pattern. Shown on the picture below is (tr, ch2) pattern, but I think my favorite is the pattern of the scarf above, where ch-5 sps and puff stitches met ;o) And weaved every other ch-5 sp Feza 3N yarn brings to scarf such lovely, cozy and unusual look. The mannequin is child size (6-8 years) for reference.
A wonderful and lovely week everyone!!
Alla Koval Designs
|October 29, 2013||Filled under Yarn|
Have you ever knitted with yarn that was this big? I have not, but I would love to try this one someday. But I would try some different (NOT knit or crochet) projects with this yarn. I think I would play with project like this:
1. With worsted weight (#4 Medium), or probably thinner crochet a basic piece (it’s can be scarf, shawl or rag – you name it) in net pattern (something like [tr, ch 3] repeats, or probably [trtr, ch5] – I need to see this yarn first ;o))
2. Weave through every ch-3 sp lengthwise Feza 3N yarn, leaving 5-6” yarn tails on both ends, which is a king of fringe and NO weaving ends at least ;0)
And if work with contrasting base and Feza 3N, it may be really interesting look!
Well, let me introduce, 3N yarn by Feza!
Super bulky, super lofty and super snuggly!
Feza 3N is a super bulky wool blend yarn with a hint of lycra. It’s a lightly twisted wool roving available in all natural shades.
Fiber Content: 97% Australian wool, 3% lycra
Recommended Needles: US # 35 – 50/19 – 25 mm
Recommended Hook: US S/19mm to U/25mm
Yarn care: Hand wash in cold water
What would you crochet with this kind of yarn? I would love to hear all of your opinions!
|April 2, 2013||Filled under Yarn|
I’ve just finished summer project with Omega #5 Cotton and must admit that I’ve got an absolute new favorite yarn to work with!! I really have no idea how I’ve “existed” without Omega’s yarn, seriously! ;o)
This cotton has exceptional quality, texture and durability and just perfect for summer & spring crochet projects. Each ball is 1.76 oz 164 yards and comes in 21 colors (I wish Omega would have more colors).
Fiber Content: 100% cotton
Yardage: 1.76 oz (50 g)/164 yd (150 m)
Gauge: 26 sts = 4” (10 cm) with US #3 (3 mm) knitting needles; C/2 2.75 mm crochet hook
Weight: Thread weight (#0 Lace)
Care: machine washable
where to buy: creative yarn source
P.S.: I’ll show you a new design just in a few (I traditionally, still need to sew buttons and take the pictures).
Now I’m hurry back to my book routine ;o)
Have a lovely day and see you soon!
|August 13, 2012||Filled under Yarn|
What a lovely mercerized cotton with such interesting texture! Mona sent me a skein of Trigo to try and I liked this yarn so much (and 2 designs for my book already made with this one ;o). The only thing, they had not enough colors of this yarn. But now some bright and lovely new colors added, yay! This yarn is great for delicate blankets and kids garments as well and for modern and fun projects.
Fiber Content: 100% mercerized cotton with a rustic look
Yardage: 3.52 oz (100 g)/295 yd (270 m)
Gauge: 27 sts = 4” (10 cm) with US #3 (3 mm) knitting needles; C/2 2.75 mm crochet hook
Weight: Sport weight (#2 Fine)
Care: machine washable
where to buy: creative yarn source
|April 2, 2012||Filled under Yarn|
- Luxurious blend of silk and Viscose from bamboo—marvelous drape, supple softness and an elegant sheen
- Colors are vivid and on-trend
- Knits and crochets beautifully, stitches slide effortlessly
- Bamboo is an eco-friendly fiber
Fiber Content: 70% viscose from bamboo, 30% silk
Yardage: 2.20 oz (65 g)/102 yd (93 m)
Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) with US #6 (4 mm) knitting needles; 16 sc x 20 rows = 4” (10 mm) with G/6 4 mm crochet hook
Weight: DK weight (#3 Light)
|December 19, 2011||Filled under Yarn|
Looks as I’ve got a new addiction… I’ve just finished a gift for my special friend – Meringue cowl, knitted with Debbie Bliss Andes and must to admit that I completely felt in love with this yarn, such a gorgeous fiber gem from Debbie Bliss!! For velvety softness and lustrous sheen, make sure to discover the wonders of superb "Andes" yarn, you will love it for sure! By combining luxurious cultivated mulberry silk with super soft baby alpaca, Debbie has created a lovely option for all your DK-weight projects. You’ll revel at the luscious feel of this yarn as you knit and crochet with it and when you wear it next to your skin in sweaters, scarves, shawls & more. Beautifully crafted in Peru of 65% baby alpaca & 35% mulberry silk.
Fiber Content: 65% Baby Alpaca, 35% Mulberry Silk
Yardage: 100 m (110 yds) per 50 g (1.75 oz)
Weight: Light (DK)
Gauge (st./4 in.): 22 stitches/4 inches
Needle Size(s): US 6 (4 mm)
Made In: Peru
P.S.: And for your knitting pleasure, the Meringue Cowl pattern is almost finished and will be available for download for free just in a few (well, this afternoon to be exact ;o)
|August 8, 2011||Filled under Yarn|
This Italian import combines the softness of pima cotton with the beauty and drape of bamboo fiber. Valley Yarns Southwick is a joy to knit and the feel improves even more once finished. This yarn is perfect for spring and summer knitting basics as well as more intricate stitch detail.
Fiber Content: 52% Pima Cotton, 48% Bamboo
Yardage: 105 yards per 50 g (1.75 oz)
Gauge: 2 stitches = 1 inch on US #5-7 needles.
Made In: Italy
Care: Hand wash with Eucalan.
From the catalog: “gorgeous pima cotton blended with ecofriendly bamboo. fabric will be lightweight and drape nicely. cables and textured stitches will show beautifully.”
|February 21, 2011||Filled under Yarn|
New for 2011: Flamenco by Trendsetter – ruffling mesh yarn. A flouncy styled
ribbon that when spread open, looks like a fisherman’s net, Flamenco is a truly
unique yarn. By knitting the top edge, it opens up to about 3 inches and creates
beautiful openwork ruffles. You can use Flamenco alone or with any other plain
or textured yarn.
I’ve just ordered mine. Can’t wait to play with ;o)
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 40 yards per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Gauge: 2 stitches = 1 inch on #13 needles…makes cool ruffles.
Made In: Italy
Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry. Cool iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean without
Spread open mesh. Turn mesh sideways. Turn end back to hem. Knit through
open woven box at edge one hole to one stitch. See video tutorial HERE.
Use this for scarves, wraps, trim on garment edges, bridal accessories …well
anywhere you want a ruffle. The possibilities are endless!