Floral Crochet Scarf with an Architectural Edge

Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf

The Floral Crochet Archi Scarf has an Architecture Edge to the design with the colours of stone used in these beautiful buildings as well as the Crockets and circular style of the scarf similar to the rose windows seen in these amazing buildings.  A floral touch with a quatrofoil button finishes off  the design.  Available in other colours and made with hand painted merino wool.  Shown with the Classic Edge hand warmers to compliment this design.  To purchase or see more of my designs check out http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com  Wear this design to the front as shown or to the side as seen in these other pictures below.

Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf
Floral Archi Scarf
Floral scarf
Floral scarf
Classic Edge
Classic Edge
Classic Edge
Classic Edge
Classic Edge
Classic Edge

What’s New…

What’s new…various designs I have been working on lately. I have been trying to design some new pieces and styles to add to my collections as well I have been working on some that I will pattern later on in the year for others to enjoy knitting or crocheting. The Floral Vines scarf was just finished this morning as I dream of the flowers and leaves springing around me in the near future. There are still small bits of snow here in the shaded corners and the leaves have yet to make their way out of the buds. Yet there is promise in the air that they soon will be here fluttering in the breeze like the birds that will be singing and playing in the trees behind our house. As I wait for the day when I can plant flowers around my yard I will enjoy wearing my new Floral Vines scarf in anticipation of the spring and summer gardening to come. This scarf is made with merino wool on the vine and hand painted merino wool for the flowers. I will be designing a smaller version soon that would be perfect to accent your favourite T shirt, shirt, sweater or coat. This scarf can be worn year round to keep the memories of summer near to warm you in the colder days of fall and winter. Mix it with another scarf to add that special touch to your wardrobe. I’m thinking a special one for Christmas time with a bit of elegant bling adorning the piece. I will be changing up the flowers as well as I continue to enhance this design.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/185864888/floral-vines-accent-scarf-spring-and?ref=listing-shop-header-0

The second group of scarves are the Hand Painted Lace scarves that have a triangular base and a combination of two different crochet lace styles. This scarf can be folded in half to give a shorter and warmer style perfect for fall and winter. A perfect year round scarf that accentuates the hand painted qualities of the beautiful yarn. Various colours will be available as I continue to add them to my collection.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/185519610/hand-painted-lace-scarf-crochet-scarf?ref=shop_home_feat_4

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/185786898/hand-painted-lace-scarf-crochet-scarf?ref=listing-shop-header-1

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/185650213/hand-painted-lace-scarf-crochet-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_8

I have been taking time to add more cotton designs to my collections and have added this simple chunky cotton infinity scarf to accent your wardrobe. It will be available in Merino wool as well in the fall. Comes in several colours with and embellished floral brooch or without. A great price point that is perfect for gift giving and to treat yourself with a lovely handmade scarf.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/185526893/wild-rose-cotton-accent-infinity-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_12

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/185552553/cotton-accent-infinity-scarf-ivory?ref=shop_home_active_10

To add that special and unique scarf to your wardrobe I have added two OOAK pieces that are made with a combination of cotton, organic cotton, silk, bamboo, bead and sequins. A dual scarf combination perfect for year round wear ability to accent your wardrobe. You can see more at here and how to wear this unique scarf. Only one of each is available.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/128225367/elegant-lace-dual-scarf-cotton-silk?ref=shop_home_active_7
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/128224945/elegant-lace-dual-scarf-cotton-silk?

Most of these were inspired the gardening season coming soon. I am looking forward to enjoying my deck out back surrounded by trees, plants and flowers. It becomes my outdoor studio and office. Can’t wait.

Happy Belated New Years!!

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Grey Blue
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Grey Blue

Happy belated New Years to all of you.  Had a wonderful Christmas and New Years with a house full of family.  Great times!  Now I must get back to work playing with yarn (I know, it’s a hard, hard job). 🙂

This year, to celebrate New Year and start off on the right foot, I decided that I would make myself the first scarf of the year.  Kind of a late Christmas present.  I usually don’t have time or take the time to make myself my own designs, not sure why, perhaps I just run out of time.  I find when I am working on something new I decide I will want one of the newest styles instead, yet somehow I keep forgetting to make myself one.  None the less I controlled my desire for my next design dancing around in my head and picked the Rose Onie Bulky X-Long scarf in a lovely Grey Blue Hand Painted Merino Wool by Malabrigo Yarns.  This is done in their Mecha yarn, new this year done in absolutely lovely colour ways and extremely soft.  The best part was finishing the scarf on New Years day!  Great way to start a new year!  I am currently working on some hand warmers for myself to match. Below are a few other colours also available in this cozy warm scarf.

I have been busy working on some new designs for the New Year.  Some will have “One of a Kind” hand spun fibres and other unique yarns.  I love seeing what I can design with specialty yarns, they are a great starting point for something completely unique.  I am looking forward to getting back into more pattern writing later on this year so keep an eye on my blog to see what I design for this end of my work.  I will continue to offer some free patterns to compliment my blog as well this year.

I love a new year, it is the perfect time to reflect on the last year and all you did and accomplished as well look forward to a new year of exciting adventures to come.  Have a wonderful start to your New Year!!

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Teal
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Teal
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Ivory
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Ivory

New Fall designs…Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf

Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf
Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf

I have been working on my Fall and Winter Designs over the past month and getting some of the ideas out of my head.  Here is another one of my new designs for Fall, the Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf.  These are done in Malabrigo Hand painted Rios Yarn.  A lovely worsted weight with amazing colours.

I wanted to design a nice light collar that could be left as is and showcase the hand painted yarns or be embellished in the future with wonderful inspirations.  Added the flowing ruffles to each piece so they would go with my Water Way theme this fall and I could tweak the design to suite a more eclectic feel for some of my other embellishments.  Crocheting is a great way to add sculptured waves, curves and texture to a design.  I will be embellishing these bases soon, but they are also available in their classic version as shown for a smaller price tag.

You can view more on my Etsy site at www.intricateknits.etsy.com… I am off to be inspired with the embellishing of these designs.  The colours are screaming out various directions I should take. http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/160134895/ruffle-lace-collar-scarf-in-hand-painted?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/160134565/ruffle-lace-collar-scarf-in-hand-painted?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf
Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf

 

Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf
Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf
Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf
Ruffle Lace Collar Scarf