Weaving a Clasped Weft Scarf

The other week I decided I wanted to learn clasped weft weaving. With 3 colours in hand I decided to warp the dark purple and use the 2 lighter colours on the weft. One is hand painted Colour way of light purple, blue and hint of mauve pink and the other a tonal hand painted merino wool in the mauve pink colour. I love using merino wool it is so soft and lovely to wear.

The great part about clasped weft weaving is your free to decide on each row how far to move each colour. You can do so many things with this pattern. Check out the various YouTube videos online for great demonstrations on how to do this weaving technique.

Clasped weft weaving is something I want to explore further in the future. Maybe some mug rugs will be next.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items. 

Have a fibertastic day!

Gradient Blankets to keep you warm and cozy

Finally finished the gradient Chevron blankets I started months ago. I made each one in 3 panels then crocheted them together with a contrasting colour. This made it easier and lighter to make especially if you have arthritis or other issues with your hands or arms. The top and bottom panels are the same with the center one a bit different to add interest and make each one unique.

I made my first chevron blanket last year and enjoyed the simplicity and easy to make pattern. The perfect project to make while curled up on the couch watching your favourite movie.

The yarn I used was Tough Love Sock yarn by SweetGeorgia Yarns. I chose 4 colours for each and it took 5 plus some skeins to make a nice lap size blanket. I loved working a gradient effect. I want to make a Christmas theme blanket next. Off this to check out some patterns to try. Sometimes I like to take a break from designing and enjoy making something with someone else’s beautiful pattern.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items. 

Have a fibertastic day!

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.

Gradient Mini skeins – Colour Fade

Beautiful gradient mini skeins perfect for your next project in hand painted merino wool.  Colour Fade Collections by SweetGeorgia Yarns are available at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com and http://www.valeriebaberknitwear.com  These are limited editions colours that are now discontinued, luckily I have a few of each colour left.

I designed the Lattic Lace Scarf in crochet perfect for this lovely yarn in the gradient effect shown in the burgundy to pink scarf or a solid colour as in the gray in a fingerling sock weight yarn.  You can use any sock weight yarn to make this elegant lace scarf to keep you warm and cozy this winter.

Many new designs and yarn colours including Party of Five mini skein sets on my various websites.  Have an amazing day today!

New Party of Five Mini Skeins

Hi!  I am finally back blogging.  I have been away dealing with some injuries that included my arms and hands, but now that I am one the mend I can type again! 🙂  Here are two of the newest Party of Five mini skeins sets from SweetGeorgia Yarns now available at www.valeriebaberknitwear.com or www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com  Lots of other colours are available too!  I have sales on the yarns periodically to pop by often to see them.

The first one is the Seashore colour set that goes from the colours of the sand from the to the waters edge and beyond as you look into the horizon.  On a side note there is a new patterned designed by myself and available through SweetGeorgia yarns that uses this new colour way.  It is available in April so stay tuned and I will let you know.

The second colour set is called escape.  It is a lovely colour way perfect for spring with the gradient peach to salmon toned orange colour and the lovely blues.  Perfect for your next project.

See more Party of Five colour sets and other yarns, patterns, scarves at my links above.

Rose Onie Collection in Dark Gray

 

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New Rose Onie Collection for 2018 includes the Dark Gray colour way.  Available in the Scarf, Hand Warmers and the Ear Warmer to add an elegance to your wardrobe.   Also available in , ivory/sandstone, dark gray and a light gray coming soon.  Various styles and colours of this design including one without flowers is also available at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Enjoy your day!

Rose Onie Collection in Ivory

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New Rose Onie Collection for 2018 includes the Ivory or Sandstone colour way.  Available in the Scarf, Hand Warmers and the Ear Warmer to add an elegance to your wardrobe.   Also available in dark gray and a light gray coming soon.  Various styles and colours of this design including one without flowers is also available at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Enjoy your day!