Lavender and Lace Shawl and Scarf crochet pattern

lavender and lace combo

Lavender and Lace Shawl and Scarf Crochet Pattern:  New design by Valerie Baber with 2 styles to make.  The longer wider Shawl or large scarf size or the smaller scarf size.  Shown in a beautiful fingerling weight yarn by SweetGeorgia Yarns called Flaxen Silk.  This yarn is perfect for all year long.  The design can be made with most sock weight or fingerling weight yarns.  The inspiration for the Lavender and Lace shawl scarf pattern is the beautiful lavender that is a calming essence for all and can adorn your wardrobe any time of year.

Other new crochet patterns are available at www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

New Knitting Pattern…Calming Cables Fingerless Gloves

Calm your day with my newest knitting pattern…Calming Cables Fingerless Gloves. You can choose to knit the cabled pattern or a ribbed pattern with 2 different lengths to knit. One skien of the Malabrigo Rios yarn used will make 2 to 3 sets of fingerless gloves depending on the style and length you choose. The Calming Cables is a classic design that can be made with various types of yarns of worsted weight. Change it up throughout the year with different yarns to suit the seasons.

Malabrigo Rios is a worsted weight yarn that is hand painted in beautiful colours. I used the Solis on the teal set, Zaramora for the second set and Liquadambar on the last set.

My inspiration for the Calming Cables Fingerless Gloves was the hand painted yarns I used to make them. The colours and texture mix of the cables enhanced the design making it a classic choice for anyone to wear. Make them in a cool cotton for the warmer days and add the warmth of merino wool or other fibres in cooler days.

I love working with hand painted yarns that have been lovingly painted by various Artists adding another dimension and a special touch to each skein of yarn. I wanted to design a more simple pattern that you could knit when you wanted to calm your busy day, yet still interesting enough to carry you along to the finished state. The best part is watching how all the colours come alive with the texture and style of the design. Cables are a wonderful way to enhance hand painted yarns.

You can purchase this design at https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/183387210/knitting-pattern-calming-cables?

or at  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calming-cables-fingerless-gloves