New Yarn Colours – Party of Five mini skeins

New Party of Five mini skein colour ways now at https://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or https://www.valeriebaberknitwear.com

First one is the Tanzanite Colour with beautiful purples to blues, Gemstone is the next with beautiful orange to pinks and Emerald is the last with beautiful greens to a lovely teal blue green.

Party of Five mini skeins are perfect for your many craft, knitting and crochet projects.  The new Night Garden scarf designed by myself in the new Crochet Fall Vol 2 collection by Sweetgeorgia yarns is perfect for these yarns. You can buy the Night Garden pattern on both their website https://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com and on Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/sweetgeorgia-yarns/patterns. I also have various patterns on my website and Etsy store including these below that are perfect for this yarn.  Other colours are also available.

Stained Glass Arm Warmers

The new Stained Glass Arm warmers are perfect to keep your hands warm and cozy this season. Available at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com and http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com

Stained Glass series is a collection I have been working on this year in relation to my Architectural Design Project.  The Stained Glass panel beside the traditional style was also made by myself years ago. I loved making the Stained Glass then and always want to design some with yarn.

The Gothic Cathedrals of the past adorn many amazing Stained Glass windows that add colour to the stone walls.  I have designed two versions so far with a beige stone coloured base and a more contemporary feel on one style and a traditional essence with an ivory base and brighter Stained Glass on this style.  The beige contemporary version has rod iron that surrounds the glass window gently sewn in beside the stained glass panels in the center in a subtle manner.  The ivory traditional style has a bold colour way with the rod iron place one either side of the window panel in a stronger essence to go with the more bold traditional design.

There will be more colours coming soon.

They are also available soon at the Alberta Craft Council in both Edmonton and Calgary, see their website for addresses.  I have many one of a kind designs including scarves, and hand warmers at these two locations.

http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca

 

Elegant Rose X Long scarf

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The Elegant Rose Scarf is now in an X – Long Style available as a finished handmade scarf and a Crochet Pattern so you can make your own.  I also carry the SweetGeorgia Super Wash Worsted weight yarn this lovely scarf is designed and made with.  You can use most worsted weight yarns to make this elegant scarf.  Available at:

www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

www.valeriebaberdesign.com

Patterns are also available on Ravelry at:  www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/valerie-baber-designs-ravelry-store/patterns

Other pieces to match are also available as shown here:

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The Elegant Rose hat pattern and finished handmade hat is coming soon.  You can now purchase many of these designs at the www.albertacraft.ab.ca locally in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Beach Stone Scarves

Beach Stone Scarves in various styles and colours are now available on my stores at www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com and www.valeriebaberdesign.com

Made with hand painted merino wool that is soft and luxurious to wear.  Available in the blue, ivory and gray backgrounds with beach stones and sea plants you see on the beach.  One of my favourite places to go is Vancouver, Canada.  The yarn used is from SweetGeorgia Yarns which is also in Vancouver, Canada.  A perfect match for this design as Felicia often uses inspiration from the area for the colours of her beautiful yarns. The blue is called Deep Cove which is a beautiful area outside of Vancouver that has water this amazing colour.  I had a great time popping into SweetGeorgia Yarns last week when I took a visit to Vancouver.  More on that later….

You can purchase my designs locally in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area at:

Alberta Craft Council:  www.albertacraft.ab.ca

Art Gallery of St. Albert:  www.artgalleryofstalbert.com

 

Fiesta Lace Scarf – Crochet Pattern

FIESTA LACE SCARF – DIY crochet kits, Patterns and yarn all available together or separately.  See my links below:

Fiesta Lace Scarf DIY Crochet Kit includes Fiesta Scarf Pattern & Graphite Party of 5 mini skeins, Gray to black, sock yarn merino wool. The Fiesta Lace Scarf pattern is designed my myself and can be worn in many different styles. It’s an easy to crochet pattern that can also be purchased separately. You save $3.00 on the pattern by purchasing it with the DIY crochet kit. You can use most Fingerling/Sock weight yarns for this design.

Purchase at:

www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

www.valeriebaberdesign.com

www.ravelry.com   

The Party of 5 yarn by Sweetgeorgia yarns in soft merino wool mini skein set of gradient blues, Gradient colour way of light to dark gray to black, 3 ply sock yarn weight merino wool. Each Tough Love Sock fingering weight set contains five 105-yard mini-skeins for a total of 525 yards. You can also purchase other colours of this beautiful yarn separately on my other listings.

Colour Way: Graphite

Great for many crochet and knitting patterns in my listings. Many different colours available. If you need other colours not shown let me know and I can order the colour set for you.

Tough Love Sock yarn: Spun from 80% superwash and super soft merino and 20% nylon, this 3-ply yarn. Suggested gauge US 0-1 (2-2.25mm) | 8 sts/1″

Each Party of Five mini skein set is: $46.00
Fiesta Lace Scarf is: $6.00, you save $3.00 making it only $3.00 when purchase with the yarn as a DIY Crochet Kit.

More designs coming soon!

Yarns, Patterns and more

YARNS, PATTERNS AND MORE…now at Valerie Baber Designs.

YARNS, PATTERNS AND MORE…now at

www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

www.valeriebaberdesign.com

www.ravelry.com       Valerie Baber Designs

A great collection of wonderful luxurious yarns and patterns from SweetGeorgia Yarns are now available on my sites above.  Check out the latest Elegant Rose Collection available as patterns and finished hand made items.  Designed and made with SweetGeorgia Worsted Weight yarn.  Many colours, yarn types and styles of hand made accessories are available not shown here.

There is a coupon code on each listing when you purchase over $100.00 as well I post others in my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook periodically so follow my sites for special sales codes.

Check my sites often and this blog as I continue to build Valerie Baber Designs and add more yarns and patterns from other companies as well as more of my designs so you can enjoy making yourself.

Architectural Scarf Collection continued…

Here are some of the new pieces I have added to my Architectural Collection for Fall 2014. My inspiration continues to evolve with ideas for more designs. Stay tuned for more to come.

PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED MY ETSY STORE TO: http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.com so it cooresponds with my website and business name.

I continue to add new designs to my Etsy store and my website at http://www.vbaberdesigns.com

For more information about these designs see my Etsy store link and check out the listings there.

Have a wonderful week. Get out and enjoy nature today.

Knitting Pattern Launch…Gentle Waves Collection

Knitting Pattern: The Gentle Waves Collection… at last I am finished this triple pattern collection and it is now available on my Etsy site at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com and Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gentle-waves-scarf-ear-warmer-and-fingerless-gloves-2 This is the first group of the Gentle Waves Collection with a follow up pattern that will include the shawl and long scarf patterns.

These designs are also available as finished garments on my Etsy store as well (please note my NEW Etsy store link is above) Various colours to choose from if you need a gift or don’t have time to knit it yourself.

Join me on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/vbaberdesigns or twitter at http://www.twitter.com/vbaberdesigns

Gentle Waves Collection includes knitting pattern for the Cowl or Collar style scarf, Ear Warmer and Fingerless Gloves by Valerie Baber Designs. Pattern is designed with worsted weight merino wool. The yarn shown in these pictures is Malabrigo Rios. Wonderful textured scarf with flowing waves warming up a cooler day bringing memories of the warmer days of summer. Uses Worsted Weight Merino wool or yarn with similar gauge and weight as Malabrigo Rios.

This design is a unique addition to any wardrobe with the stunning Hand Painted Merino Wool base. The Gentle Waves scarf is inspired by the oceans, sea and other bodies of water with the gentle waves combined with the 3D waves rolling about the scarf. The colours reflect the water and the surrounding nature and other items around the body of water.

This design is great in any colour way with examples above or try including greys, neutrals, or other brighter colours.

Great for Spring, Fall and Winter to keep you warm and cozy.

To see more of my knitting patterns available see my Etsy store link above.

I love Roses…new designs

Eclectic Rose Collar Scarf Purple
Eclectic Rose Collar Scarf Purple

They are likely my favourite flower of all.  So many colours to choose from with different characters and beauty abounding from their leaves and petals.  I especially love the aroma they share, it is soft and delicate and oh so lovely.  With roses in my mind I decided to design a style that was different than my Rose Onie Collection, a classic and sculptural collection.  The new Rose inspired collection is called the Eclectic Rose, the collar scarf shown in the pictures.  A brighter yarn collection with a more modern and eclectic look to the design.

The bases are made with 2 strands of yarn one of Malabrigo Worsted Merino and one of Malabrigo Rios Hand Painted Merino Wool.  I love working with more than one strand of yarn as the outcome adds more texture and a unique colour way when combined.   The roses on these three scarves are made with Sublime Aran weight Merino, Cashmere and Silk yarn.  It is wonderfully soft and I love Sublime’s colours, they are fantastic.  The leaves are done with Diamond Yarns Luxury Aran Weight Merino Wool.  Another wonderful merino wool that eludes with amazing colour choices.

Eclectic Rose Collar Scarf Orange
Eclectic Rose Collar Scarf Orange

Using various yarns on one design is enjoyable for me as I love to see how they work together and what the outcome is in the end.  The style changes depending on what fibres and colours you are using on each piece.  Keeps it interesting and enjoyable, trying something new that I am inspired to do that day.  I love making Wearable Art pieces, there is a freedom in deciding with each piece what it should become even when I started with the same knitted or crocheted “canvas” I had designed before.  I can add a personal touch that I am inspired by or the customer is inspired by making it one of a kind.

Eclectic Rose Collar Scarf Purple
Eclectic Rose Collar Scarf Purple

Inspiration can come from anywhere, just let your mind see things in a new and exciting way.  Then turn it into something new for you to enjoy or share with others.  I must warn you it is addictive!  Enjoy your day and try to see things differently today.  Find your inspiration!

You can see more of my recent designs by linking on my website www.vbaberdesigns.com to my Etsy Store, Intricate Knits, or directly at:  www.intricateknits.etsy.com

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