Tuesday, 20 February 2018

SCHEEPJES XL SAMPLING...Beautiful yarn

Asked my crochet group on Facebook 
If they had any favourite yarns and their least favourite yarns. Its led to me doing a sample wash test on Scheepjes XL...

Love the yarn myself and felt i needed to share this post after doing a wash test on a small sample of 3 colours of this Cotton/acrylic yarn that i love


BEFORE WASHING: slightly hairy look to this yarn

AFTER WASHING
actually found the 'hairiness had disappeared


RESULTS ARE:
I love the yarn, it crochets beautifully, used the recommended 5mm hook, it's soft and the Stonewash look is fabulous. 

A 70% Cotton, 30% acrylic yarn, washed on a 20deg, wash.
For a cotton yarn it is, quite 'hairy' but wasn't a problem to work with at all.

After washing most of the hairiness seemed to have disappeared....which really surprised me

After washing close ups

I have no problem with recommending this yarn to any Hooker no signs of pilling at all.

Hope that helps anyone wanting to buy this yarn 

PART 5: SRAP GRANNY SHELL RIPPLE CAL BORDER


PART 5: BORDER

Decided to keep going with GS, [3dc in one stitch], for the border. 

Its almost one GS in every space/stitch, but not quite....one granny shell in every space across the end panels works fine, 
with 3dc, ch3, 3dc in all corners. 

But across the end of the ripple centre panel and down the half end panels, 1gs, in every space was 'frilly'......

Starting at the corner 3dc, ch3, 3dc, 
gs, in next 8sp, 
gs, next sp [3gs already in there]
 1gs in next 4 sp,

 miss next join sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss next sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss the next sp, 
gs in 2sp, miss one is done 5times,


 miss the next sp,
gs in the centre sp of the centre ripple panel,


repeat in reverse
 miss the fist sp, gs in next 2sp, repeating 5 times, 
 miss the join sp, 
then gs in next 14sp, 
3dc ch3 3dc in next corner.

across ends on panels there are 55gs
across end of ripple there are 51gs 

ROUND 2+: Add as many rounds as you want or have scrap yarn for.
GS in every sp, gs, ch3, gs, in corners.

Managed to add 4 rounds of granny shells, green, blue /green purple it changes as it goes around, rose, and burnt orange.

still to add: Red, cream, black and cream again if i have enough







I will add a decorative finishing stitch for the last round in 
PART 6

Monday, 19 February 2018

PART 4 SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE CAL



UPDATE 19TH FEBRUARY FOR RIGHT AND LEFT END PANELS HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE PARTS1-3 POST TOO
PART 4: END PANELS 
NOTE: the top pointed end of this half panel has tr, and not dc, to help extend the point for a better fit and length to the half end panels.
Joined in the same way join as you go on the 6th row using a sl st between gs. Note there is a right and left hand pattern for the half end patterns

PATTERN
 1st col. Ch 29.
ROW 1: 1st col. 3dc, into 5th ch, from the hook, miss 2sts,  3dc, in next st, repeat [miss 2 sts, 3dc, in next st], to last st, in last st, 4dc. [9granny shells]
ROW 2: Turn, ch3, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in first st, 3dc in each of next 9sp. cut and weave in ends. [11gs]

 row 3 both pointed end and flat end 


ROW 3: Turn, 2nd col. att yarn in fist st [flat outer end], ch2, 3dc [gs], in next 9sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next sp, 4tr, in last sp, between 3rd and 4th dc. [12gs]

ROW 4: Turn, att. 3rd col. att. 3rd col, [top, pointed end], ch3, 3tr, in first sp, between 1st and 2nd tr of row before, 3dc [gs], in next sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, [corner], 3dc [gs] in next 10sp, ut and weave in ends. [14gs]

ROW 5: Turn, att.4th col. in first st [flat bottom end], ch3, 3dc [gs] in next 10sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in next corner sp, 3dc, in next 2sp, 4tr in last sp, [pointed end], cut off and weave in ends. [15gs]





NOTE:
2patterns left and right half panels, because you work right to left 
The 6th row is the join as you go row and 2 right end panels will need to be joined from the pointed end and 2 left end panels from the flat end 


ROW 6:  RIGHT SIDE: join as you go using a sl st between each gs, att. 5th col. ch3, 3tr, in first sp [pointed end], between 1st and 3rd tr, of row before, 3dc, in next 3sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, [corner], 3dc in next 11sp.

ROW 6: LEFT SIDE: Join as you go using a sl st, between each gs, att 5th col. ch2, 2dc in first st, [flat end], 3dc in next 10sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next corner sp, 3dc in next 3sp, 4tr in last sp 

Repeat for all 4 end panels

Thursday, 15 February 2018

NEW STITCH, NEW YARN

NEW STITCH...
Antique Pineapple stitch, looks like knitting and so easy to do..found it on Pinterest first but looked and its in one of my old crochet books so a stitch thats been around a long time...looks like a decorative knitted stitch one side and I love the back of it too...
 its actually upside down to make it look like a knitted stitch, well worth having a go at the pattern



PAINTBOX YARN Aran weight in 60 colours...perfect for blankets. Also in dk and chunky and cottons too...
beautiful shade and a good selection of my Facebook Crochet group adore it....let you know what i think when it arrives and i've tested it 

AN UPDATE ON MY PATTERNS/PICTURES AND A FEW LINKS FOR YOU

I'm trying to get all my work from 2008 to 2018, organised and easier for you lovely Hookers to see. 

I have closed all my blogs so links to Yarn Art and The 8th Gem now wont work sorry, although i can access them this Susan Pinner blog is the only one open now,
 so if you want to follow what i get up too from 2018 onwards, add yourself to followers to keep in touch

Some folders of pictures of makes and links, Im trying to get organised lol

click link to see folder of MY PATTERNS, that i've been able to gather into one folder, not all but quite a few in this folder

PINTEREST CAROUSEL MAKES
click link to see a fabulous collection of Carousels made so far all
gathered together. I've collected as many Carousel Blankets as i can find on Pinterest so you can see how many beautiful colour ways have been made.
If you don't see yours and want it adding to the folder send me a link/message on Pinterest and i will add it for you 

ANGEL WINGS SHAWL
Another Pinterest folder of fabulous makes, again shout if you don't see yours and want it adding to the folder

FLICKR
a site i haven't use for some time but was one of the first sites i joined back in 2008

INSTAGRAM 
Love this site with its multi picture app, another place to catch a few snaps lol

New subscription PATTERN CLUB will start in April 2018