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Friday, August 22, 2014

FO: When The Flowers Bloom

It's time to reveal how the "When The Flowers Bloom" pattern looks like. I know the MKAL was over long time ago. However, only recently I managed to take photos of the finished shawls.

Before the big reveal, let me tell the background story about this pattern first.

It took a long time for me to design this pattern. I think I knitted this pattern almost 5 or 6 times. The problem was that I could not make it into many sizes. Writing the pattern only one size pattern seemed not a good idea for me as some people like their shawl small, and some like it large. My goal is to sell as many patterns as possible and selling only 1 size seems to defy that goal.

To cut the story short, after re-knitting it many times, in the end I managed to design this shawl into 3 sizes. Below is the first finished sample in small size. I used 2 sizes of beads. Size 6 beads for the edging and size 8 beads for the body. At first, I used size 6 beads all over and I was not very happy with the result. The beads distracting the pattern on the body, so to the frog pond it went. The second try, I maintained the size 6 beads on the edging, but I used size 8 beads for the body. This time I love the result.

Wanna see?





Pattern: When The Flowers Bloom (Small) 
Materials: Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440yd/400m per 100g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Simply Blue colorway 
Quantity: 1 skein 
Needle: 3.5 mm 
Start Date: 16 January 2014 
Finish Date: 28 January 2014 
Finished Size on Blocking Board: Wingspan: 112 cm / 44.1" ; Depth: 50 / 19.7" 

Succeed with the small size, I immediately cast-on the medium size shawl. The medium size needs 2 skeins of yarn. This time I chose cobalt color.






The beads for this one was not as prominent as the previous one. The color is more subtle.
Here is the close up of the beads:



Pattern: When The Flowers Bloom (Medium)
Materials: Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440yd/400m per 100g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Cobalt colorway
Quantity: 2 skeins
Needle: 3.5 mm
Start Date: 28 January 2014
Finish Date: 13 February 2014
Finished Size on Blocking Board: Wingspan: 136 cm / 53.5" ; Depth: 62 cm / 24.4"


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Secret Garden MCAL



If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden.

The Secret Garden is a beautiful crescent shape shawl that both enjoyable to make and easy to wear. This shawl is designed with lace weight yarn in mind, but there is no reason why you could not crochet it in a heavier weight yarn as long as adjust your yardage and hook size.
As with all my other patterns, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.

Suggested yarn: Rendezvous Pleasure Lace

Yardage needed: See Table


Finished Sizes (in blocking board)
Wingspan: 35.4 (44.9, 54.3, 63.8)" / 90 (114, 138, 162) cm.
Length at center back: 15.7 (20.5, 25.2, 29.9)" / 40 (52, 64, 76) cm.

Hook: 3.75 mm (F) (adjust hook size accordingly if you use thicker yarn).

Notion: Removable stitch markers, size 8 beads (optional, see table).

Level: Intermediate

The Mystery CAL is divided into 4 Clues published every Thursday starting on September 11.
1st clue: September, 11
2nd clue: September, 25
3rd clue: October, 2
4th clue: October, 9

To participate into "The Secret Garden” Mystery CAL, there are 3 options:

Option 1:

You can buy "The Secret Garden" kit from my Etsy store. The kit includes hand-dyed yarn Rendezvous Pleasure Lace, clues, beads and 2 strands of dental floss and FREE shipping to anywhere in the world. There are 9 kits available.



Note:.
- The kits are in limited quantity, once sold out, it's gone.
- For bigger yarn photos, click here.
- Payment by Paypal, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Please allow 10 - 21 days to reach your hand.
- Latest date to order: August 10, 2014.
- Link to my etsy store

Option 2: 

Buy 2 skeins of any yarns in my Etsy shop, you will get the pattern for free.
Latest date to order: 21 August 2014.

Option 3: 

You can buy the clues only for USD 6,- or the e-book for USD 18,- Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

The Secret Garden MCAL Pattern only
USD 6,-

add to cart

Shawl Collection to Crochet 3 ebook (consist of 4 patterns: Proud as a Peacock, The Secret Garden and 2 future patterns)
USD 18,-

add to cart

Note: If you bought Proud as A Peacock in the past, you will automatically get a USD 6 discount if you buy the e-book.

Project Set-up:
- Once you bought the clues or the yarn, you’ll receive a notification every time a new clue is uploaded.
- You also need to sign up here.
- On your Ravelry Project Page: Click photo, then choose slurp from web, copy and paste this link: http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/lprajogo/240938892/secretgardenwithtext1_medium.jpg

Additional Information: 
At the end of the KAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost. Pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the KAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern.

Info about the yarn for the kit: 
Weight: Lace Fibers: 40% Cashmere/60% Silk
Yardage/Weight: approx. 800 m / 100g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Heart on Fire MKAL

And I won't let you go, 
Now you know, 
I've been crazy for you all this time.  
I've kept it close 
Always hoping  
With a heart on fire 



Heart on Fire is a crescent shaped shawl with patterning on both the right and wrong sides but it is easy enough to memorize and knit. Pattern includes charts and row by row written directions. If you would like to add beads to your shawl, instructions are included on where to place the beads.

Suggested yarn: Rendezvous Pleasure

Yardage needed: See Table

For small size shawl I used Rendezvous Pleasure (400 yd / 365 m per 50 g skein; 55% Cashmere, 45% Silk) in Precious colorway - 1 skein.
For medium size shawl I used Rendezvous Pleasure (400 yd/ 365 m per 50 g skein; 55% Cashmere, 45% Silk) in Rust colorway - 2 skeins.



Finished Sizes (in blocking board): See Table

Needle: Lace/Fingering

Weight: At least 24" / 60 cm long circular needles size 3.5 mm (US 4).

Notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins, size 16 US / 0.60 mm steel crochet hook for beads (optional), stitch markers, removable stitch markers/scrap yarn, size 8/0 glass seed beads for lace weight yarn or size 6/0 glass seed beads for fingering weight yarn (optional) see table for quantity.

Level: Advanced.

The Mystery KAL is divided into 4 Clues published every Thursday starting on July 24. 
1st clue: July, 24
2nd clue: August, 7
3rd clue: August, 14
4th clue: August, 21

To participate into The “Heart on Fire” Mystery KAL, there are 3 options:

Option 1: 

You can buy the "Heart on Fire" kit from my Etsy store. The kit includes hand-dyed yarn Rendezvous Pleasure, clues, beads and 1 or 2 strand(s) of dental floss (optional) and FREE shipping to anywhere in the world.
There are 17 kits available.


Note:.
- The kits with the beads are in limited quantity, once sold out, it's gone.
- Payment by Paypal, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Please allow 10 - 21 days to reach your hand.
- Latest date to order: June 20, 2014. 
- Link to my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lprajogo?section_id=10883130

Option 2: 

Buy 2 skeins of any yarns in my Etsy shop, you will get the pattern for free.
Latest date to order 21 August 2014.

Option 3:

You can buy the clues only for USD 5,- or the e-book for USD 15,-
Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
Latest date to order: July 24, 2014

Heart on Fire Pattern only 
USD 5,-

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Shawl Collection to Knit 4 ebook (consist of 4 patterns: When the Flowers Bloom, Heart on Fire, 2 future patterns)
USD 15,- 

add to cart

Note: If you bought When the Flowers Bloom in the past, you will automatically get a USD 4 discount if you buy the e-book.

Project Set-up: 
- Once you bought the clues or the yarn, you’ll receive a notification every time a new clue is uploaded.
- You also need to sign up here.
- On your Ravelry Project Page: Click photo, then choose slurp from web, copy and paste this link: http://images4-d.ravelrycache.com/uploads/lprajogo/233508082/Heart_on_Fire_with_text1_medium.jpg

Additional Information: 
At the end of the KAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost. Pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the KAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern.

Info about the yarn for the kit: 
Weight: Lace
Fibers: 55% Cashmere/45% Silk
Yardage/Weight: approx. 400 yds / 50g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

YARNS

Rendezvous Pleasure Lace

Info about the yarn:
Weight: Lace
Fibers: 40% Cashmere/60% Silk
Yardage/Weight: approx. 800 m / 100g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.


















Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tenta Cowl Knitting Pattern and Kit for Sale




Tenta Cowl is a stunning cowl with a bold textural lace pattern. Knit in 100% Cashmere yarn, this cowl is a pleasure to knit and cozy to wear. Pattern includes charts and row by row written directions. If you would like to add beads to your cowl, instructions are included as to where to place the beads.

Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed:
Fingering or DK weight yarn (see table).
I used Rendezvous Cashmere DK (100% Cashmere) 1 skein, Rossetta colorway.


Needle:
Fingering Weight:
16” / 60 cm long circular needles size 4.0 mm (US 6).
16” / 60 cm long circular needles size 4.0 mm (US 6).

DK Weight:
16” / 60 cm long circular needles size 4.0 mm (US 6).
16” / 60 cm long circular needles size 4.5 mm (US 7).

Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends, size 14 US / 0.75 mm steel crochet hook for beads (optional), stitch markers, size 6 seed beads (optional).

Level: Intermediate



Finished measurements:
Fingering Weight:
Circumference: 14.2 (16.5, 19)” / 36 (42, 48) cm
Height from top to bottom edge: 6.7” / 17 cm

DK Weight:
Circumference: 14.8 (17.7, 20.7)” / 37.5 (45, 52.5) cm
Height from top to bottom edge: 8” / 20 cm
Note: The smallest size (both in Fingering and DK weight) fits over my 23 inch head.

Gauge:
Fingering Weight: 24 sts and 33 rows = 4” in stockinette (unblocked)
DK Weight: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette (unblocked)

All posts about this projects and more photos: click here.

How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only:
Pattern is 8 pages in PDF includes charts, written directions and photo tutorials. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

USD 5.00,- 
add to cart


2. The Kit:
You get the PDF pattern and the yarn(s).
The pattern will be email to your email address and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.

Sizes
Colors





FO: Tenta Cowl

Sorry for the long overdue post. This MKAL already finished for more than 3 months but I am only able to post the finished photo today because my camera lens was broken and I just got my new lens recently.
So, without further ado, here is the final result:




Pattern: Tenta Cowl (Large)
Yarn: Rendezvous Cashmere DK 100% Cashmere (Rossetta colorway)
Bead: Toho Light Topaz Silver Lined Size 6 (224 pcs)
Quantity: 1 skein (50g, 200 yards / skein)
Needles: Size 4.0 mm (US 6) and size 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle.
Start Date: 18 Nov 2013
Finish Date: 26 Nov 2013
Finished Size: Circumference: 20.7”/52.5 cm, height from top to bottom edge: 8”/20 cm

I made the large size using DK weight yarn and the small size using fingering weight yarn. Unfortunately, I miss-placed the small size cowl so I can not show it now.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

When The Flowers Bloom MKAL

In the springtime, when the flowers bloom. 
I'll pick a dozen roses. 
I'll just hand them to you.
We can walk through sunshine, 
but we sure enjoy the rain ....... 



When The Flowers Bloom is a half-circle shaped shawl worked from the bottom up. The pattern is worked both wrong and right side but it is easy enough to memorize and knit.
Pattern includes charts and row by row written directions. If you would like to add beads to your shawl, instructions are included on where to place the beads (you need 2 sizes beads).

Suggested yarn and yardage needed: 
400 (825, 1670) yard / 365 (755, 1525) meter fingering weight yarn.

For small size shawl, I used Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440 yd / 400 m per 100 g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Simply Blue colorway - 1 skein.

For medium size shawl, I used Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440 yd/ 400 m per 100 g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Cobalt colorway - 2 skeins.

Finished Sizes (in blocking board): 
Wingspan: 112 (136, 160) cm / 44.1" (53.5, 63)"
Depth: 50 (62, 74) cm / 19.7 (24.4, 29.1)"

Needle: 
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 24" / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: 
Tapestry needle, blocking pins, size 16 US / 0.60 mm crochet hook for beads (optional), stitch markers, 160 (320, 640) size 6/0 and 266 (619,1324) size 8/0 glass seed beads (optional).

Level: Advanced.

The Mystery KAL is divided into 6 Clues published every Thursday starting on February 20.
1st clue: February, 20
2nd clue: February, 27
3rd clue: March, 6
4th clue: March, 13
5th clue: March, 20
6th clue: March, 27

To participate into The “When The Flowers Bloom” Mystery KAL, there are 2 options: 

Option 1: 

You can buy the "When The Flowers Bloom" kit from my etsy store. The kit includes hand-dyed yarn Rendezvous Silky Temptation, clues, beads (optional) and shipping to anywhere in the world.
There are 13 kits available:

Without Beads:
1. Yarn + Clues (without beads). You can choose the color and the quantity.

With Beads:
2. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Simply Blue/Obsession/Steel colorway; 1 skein kit.
3. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Simply Blue/Obsession/Steel colorway; 2 skeins kit.
4. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Sofia/Cobalt colorway; 1 skein kit.
5. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Sofia/Cobalt colorway; 2 skeins kit.
6. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Emerald colorway; 1 skein kit.
7. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Emerald colorway; 2 skeins kit.
8. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Whisper colorway; 1 skein kit.
9. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Whisper colorway; 2 skeins kit.
10. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Dusty Coral colorway; 1 skein kit.
11. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Dusty Coral colorway; 2 skeins kit.
12. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Buttercup colorway; 1 skein kit.
13. Yarn + Clues + Beads in Buttercup colorway; 2 skeins kit.

Note:
- The yarn for this kit is different from the previous "Fox and The Grapes" kit or from my detash page, although it has the same fiber content and color.
- If you want to make the Large size, you need to buy 2 pcs of Medium size.
- The kits with the beads are in limited quantity, once sold out, it's gone.
- I listed ChiaoGoo Bamboo Hook size 16 US / 0.60 mm in my etsy store. I am using this size to insert both size 6 & 8 beads (in case you are having difficulty to buy this size hook in your area).



  • For bigger yarn photos, click here
  • Payment by Paypal, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Please allow 10 - 21 days to reach your hand. 
  • Latest date to order: January 20, 2014. 
  • Link to my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lprajogo?section_id=10883130 


Option 2:

You can buy the clues only for USD 4,-
Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
Latest date to order: February 20, 2014

When The Flowers Bloom Pattern only 
USD 6,-

add to cart

Shawl Collection to Knit 4 ebook:
USD 15,-

add to cart

Project Set-up: 
- Once you bought the clues or the yarn, you’ll receive a notification every time a new clue is uploaded.
- You also need to sign up here.
- On your Ravelry Project Page: Click photo, then choose slurp from web, copy and paste this link: http://images4.ravelry.com/uploads/lprajogo/204330440/When_The_Flower_Bloom1_with_text.jpg

Additional Information: 
At the end of the KAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost. After February 20, 2014 the pattern will be released with a full price USD 6,- Pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the KAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern.

Info about the yarn for the kit:
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 50% Superwash Merino/50% Silk
Yardage/Weight: approx. 440 yds / 100g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Flutter of the Wings Shawl Knitting Pattern and Kit for Sale


Flutter of the Wings is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the bottom up without short rows. The lace pattern is worked on both the right side and wrong side but it is easy enough to memorize and knit. Because of the shape, this shawl is very easy to wear and stays put on the shoulder. You can use lace-weight yarn for lacy shawl or you can use thicker yarn (Fingering/DK) for more textured effect.

Pattern includes charts and row by row written directions. If you would like to add beads to your shawl, instructions are included on where to place the beads.




Flutter of the Wings in Rendezvous Cashmere Lace  (400 yd / 366 m per 50 g skein; 100% Cashmere) 
Fawn colorway - 2 skeins (7 repeats)

Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Needle:
Lace weight: At least 24" / 60 cm long circular needles size 3.5 mm (US 4).
Fingering weight: At lease 24" / 60 cm long circular needles size 3.75 (US 5).
DK weight: At least 24" / 60 cm long circular needles size 4.00 mm (US 6).

Notions:
Tapestry needle, blocking pins, size 14 US / 0.75 mm steel crochet hook for beads (optional), stitch markers, size 8 seed beads for lace weight yarn or size 6 seed beads for fingering/DK weight yarn (optional).

Level: Advanced.

Suggested yarn and yardage needed:
Any lace, fingering, or DK weight yarn (see table).



Lace weight: I used Rendezvous Cashmere Lace (400 yd / 366 m per 50 g skein; 100% Cashmere) in Fawn colorway - 2 skeins (7 repeats).
DK weight: I used Rendezvous Cashmere DK (200 yd / 183 m per 50 g skein ; 100% Cashmere) in Rossetta colorway - 2 skeins (3 repeats).




Flutter of the Wings in Rendezvous Cashmere DK (200 yd / 183 m per 50 g skein ; 100% Cashmere) 
Rossetta colorway - 2 skeins (3 repeats)


Finished Sizes (in blocking board):
Lace weight:
Across top edge: 92 (110, 128, 146, 164, 182, 200, 218, 236) cm / 36.2" (43.3, 50.4, 57.5, 64.6, 71.7, 78.7, 85.8, 92.9)"
Depth: 38 (43, 48, 53, 58, 63, 68, 73, 78) cm / 15 (16.9, 18.9, 20.9, 22.8, 24.8, 26.8, 28.7, 30.7)" 

Fingering weight:
Across top edge: 100 (120, 140, 160, 180, 200, 220, 240, 260) cm / 39.4 (47.2, 55.1, 63, 70.9, 78.7, 86.6, 94.5, 102.4)"
Depth: 40.5 (46, 51.5, 57, 62.5, 68, 73.5, 79, 84.5) cm / 15.9 (18.1, 20.3, 22.4, 24.6, 26.8, 28.9, 31.1, 33.3)"

DK weight:
Across top edge: 110 (132, 154, 176, 198, 220, 242, 264, 286) cm / 43.3 (52, 60.6, 69.3, 78, 86.7, 95.3, 103.9, 112.6)"
Depth: 43 (49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91) cm / 16.9 (19.3, 21.6, 24, 26.4, 28.7, 31.1, 33.5, 35.8)"

All posts about this projects and more photos: click here.

How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only: Pattern is 28 pages in PDF includes charts, written directions and photo tutorials. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

USD 6.00,-
add to cart


or

Shawl Collection to Knit 3 e-book (Dandelion on A Meadow, Princess and The Pea, Fox and The Grapes, Flutter of the Wings).

USD 15.00,-
add to cart


2. The Kit: You get the PDF pattern and the yarn(s).
You can choose the color of the yarn here.
Note: If you want to buy the kit, please do not click buy now button on that page, unless you want to buy the yarn only.
The pattern will be email to your email address and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.


Sizes
Yarn Weight
Colors




Info about the yarn:

Rendezvous Cashmere Lace:
Weight: Lace
Fibers: 100% Cashmere
Yardage/Weight: approx. 400 yds / 50g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent. May bleed slightly upon first wash.

Rendezvous Cashmere DK:
Weight: DK
Fibers: 100% Cashmere
Yardage/Weight: approx. 200 yds / 50g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent. May bleed slightly upon first wash.