Sunday, September 18, 2016

All About The Fizz Crochet Scarf!

Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography
In the new Fall issue of Interweave Crochet, I have a second design that I am also very excited about! I was so thrilled that my Rivulet Cowl was on the cover, and then I saw that my Fizz Scarf was on the title page! Fall is always my favorite issue of any magazine. I think my love of fall comes from my love of the traditional fall weather, and to my childhood feelings of the excitement of the first day of school. September signifies new beginnings and optimism for me. I love that Interweave choose the name, "Fizz" for the scarf, since it sounds like a celebration, which this time of year is for me! 

This scarf is all about the stitch pattern for me. Most of the scarves I design, have a design element to the stitch pattern, but this stitch pattern is so wonderful that it calls out to be the star of the design. 

It is fun to work, and watch the pattern develop as you work. You really appreciate the beautiful stitch pattern after the scarf has been blocked to emphasize the bubble openings! Don't miss this important step and opportunity to see the magical transformation of the scarf!

I have a great love of tassels and I couldn't miss this opportunity to finish this scarf off with a few bold tassels and I added interest by making them in two different looks.

This would be a great scarf for the new Super Scarf trend. You can repeat the stitch pattern to make it even longer, wrap the tassels more times to create even bolder tassels. You could also use a chunkier yarn which would make the scarf wider and magnify the stitch pattern.

I would love to see your version of the Fizz Scarf! Don't forget to add your project photos to Ravelry if you decide to make one! 

A great tip for making your tassels look their best is to block them! Here is a tutorial that shows you how I like to finish off my tassels. 

Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography
Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My Rivulet Cowl on the Cover of Interweave Crochet!

Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography
I am always excited to talk about my new designs, but this time I am super excited because my design appears on the cover of the Fall 2106 issue of Interweave Crochet! As a designer this is something you wish for every time you are published in a magazine. This is the 17th Interweave/ F+W Publishing magazine that my designs have appeared in. I guess the 17th time is a charm, made extra special because this is the last issue with the wonderful Marcy Smith at the helm as editor. She was so wonderful to work with and has consistently put together stunning magazines issue after issue! She is moving on to new adventures and I wish her all the best. 

For this issue, I was inspired by their call for cable designs and I decided to make a seamless cowl. I didn't want a seam to spoil the flow of wonderful cables! It is more of a challenge to design something seamless, but there is something so amazing about crocheting something in the round that appears to have no real beginning or end!

Cables are very interesting to make in crochet, and if you haven't tried the technique, don't wait any longer! This issue has several beautiful cable designs, catering to a variety of skill levels.

This cowl is versatile and can be worn as a headband as well! A great thing to take when traveling to somewhere cold! 

I absolutely love this lavender shade of The Fibre Company's Road to China Light- a gorgeous blend of baby alpaca, cashmere, camel, and silk! What shade would you choose?

Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography
Have a look at all the lovely patterns in this issue on Ravelry and favorite the designs you love best!
Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography
Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography