Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Crocheting Clothes Kids Love- a Sneak Peek!

In my last post about the book, I showed you the original sketches for designs that are on the cover. Today, I wanted to show you a design from inside the book. The publisher hasn't given us official photos to share yet, so I am showing you the design as I presented it to the editor. 

This is one of the boys designs from the book, although by changing the colors it could easily become a lovely girls scarf. I had the most fun choosing the colors for this project. If you haven't had a look at Cascade Yarns Superwash 220's 132 stunning colors, you should. If you can't find the color you are looking for in this yarn, it may not even exist! This was the first time I have used a yarn by Cascade, and it will definitely not be the last. It is really wonderful yarn to work with, and it is so soft you will forget it is wool! 

I wanted to design something colorful, fun, and that would look great with jeans. The asymmetrical arrangement of color blocks and stripes, looks especially good when it is tied. The personality of the scarf could change completely, depending on the colors you use. If you make the scarf a little longer, it could also be worn by a teen or adult. I used an unconventional hook placement with a simple crochet stitch to create a bold texture. I am looking forward to showing you actual photos of the scarf so you can see the texture and how well the colors play together!

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