Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Publication: Velvet Rose

by ravliki (Lena Fedotova)

It has been extremely hot here in Montenegro and I could only crochet something airy and light, so here is a new pattern of mine, Velvet Rose.

The shawl is worked from the center top back to the edge and embellished with a flower edging. This is an easy to "sail through" project for a hot summer day. The stitch pattern is not difficult to memorize and you can always skip the relatively time consuming flower edging, since it won't break the overall shawl aesthetic.

I made it with Prairie by Madelinthosh in Robin Red Breast shade and I used up almost the entire skein (the yardage of Tosh yarns is very generous!).

I like having no left-overs at the end of the project, since I never know what to do with them, but if you are not the risk-taking type, I suggest you crochet a few motifs and weigh them before starting the project to estimate how much of your yarn will be used by the flower edging.

Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Publication: Olga Top

by Yuliya Tkacheva

Here is a new addition to our crochet garment collection!

Olga is a light sleeveless top worked bottom up in two pieces and then seamed. It features a modified boat-neck, a loose fit around the waist, two horizontal mesh panels below the bust and a vertical mesh panel running down the back. The neck, the armholes and the bottom are edged with a simple scalloped border.

The pattern offers 12 sizes, ranging from 30" (76.5cm) to 58¾" (149.5cm) in bust circumference. The instructions are written out and include partial charts as an additional support.

Available on:
Love Knitting

Get 25% off the price of this pattern on Ravelry with EARLYBIRDOLGA coupon code(valid until July 19, 2015). 

If you finish your project before September 1, 2015, and show a photo of it in the Share your FO's thread in our group on Ravelry, you will receive a coupon for a free pattern from the Cup of Stitches stores (Yuliya's or Lena's).

Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lena's Diary: Inspiration

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki)

We took a one-day trip to the North of Montenegro, to the Tara river canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe (world’s second after the Great Canyon). I love this part of Montenegro so much! It is completely different from coastal Montenegro, where we live. My next designs are definitely going to be inspired by this trip.