Saturday, September 05, 2020

Crocheted Dissent Cowl


Introducing, by popular demand, a crocheted version of my Dissent Cowl! This pattern uses polka dots and post stitches and puffs (oh my!) to replicate the look of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous (& fabulous) collar, worn when she dissents from a Supreme Court decision. And like the knitted version, 20% of each sale goes to the ACLU for the life of the pattern!


The upper section is basic crocheted linen stitch, followed by a band of puff stitches. The lower section is separated into polka dotted linen stitch in the back with a "bejeweled" bib in the front, adorned with front post stitches and more puffs.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Height: 9.5 inches
Top circumference: 26 inches
Bottom circumference: 36 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
18 sts/22 rounds = 4 inches in linen stitch

MATERIALS
DK weight yarn:
240 yards in a dark, solid or semi-solid color (A)
130 yards in a light, possibly variegated color (B)
Shown in Moon Tower Dye Works Enceladus DK [100% merino; 250yds/229m per 115g skein]; Forested (A) and Topography (B)
US #7/4.5mm hook
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Buy the pattern now on Ravelry or LoveCrafts!
(20% of every sale goes to the American Civil Liberties Union!)


Saturday, February 08, 2020

Emanate

Presenting Emanate - a different take on the traditional top-down, center-out shawl!


Unlike your typical top-down shawl, which starts with only a few stitches and increases rapidly, this design begins with a long provisional cast-on that will form the center spine of the shawl, followed by relatively slow increases. Each u-shaped color stripe uses short-rows to build up more fabric on the sides than at the bottom, so the shawl gets wider much faster than it grows in height. After the final stripe, an i-cord bind-off around the entire shawl gives the edge a finished look.


This design was a collaboration with Rachel of Night Owl Fibers. Her super squishy Snowy Owl DK was such a pleasure to work with and her colorways so rich and vibrant!


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 72 inches
Height at center: 18 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
18 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Night Owl Fibers Snowy Owl DK (100% merino; 229yds/209m per 100g skein); 1 skein each in Bah Bah Black Sheep (A), Forbidden Forest (B), Sassy Pants (C), Space City (D)
US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers

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