Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Linen Letters

by Yuliya Tkacheva

I have just added two more shawls to our growing collection of neck accessories. They are also combined into an ebook, Linen Letters, for a quicker and more economical purchase for those interested in both.

"Letter #1", Hugs and Stitches, is a two-color triangular shawl worked outwards from the center of the top edge and embellished with beads along the bottom edge (which are optional). The stitch pattern requires working in indicated chains (rather than chain spaces), but the result is well worth it!

"Letter #2", Very Truly, is two-color too, but also asymmetrical and worked sideways from a corner. The stitch pattern is very simple and easily memorised, so after the first few rows crocheting it is a breeze.

The two shawls used 3 skeins of LitYarn in total (orange, lilac and grey), which I received as a gift from Lena. I love how this fibre (100% linen) holds the shape of the stitch patterns. The shawls feel so cool and summery - perfect for early Autumn or Indian Summer! 

Hope you like these two new designs, and if you are our Ravelry group member, don't miss a special offer in the announcements thread!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

1000 Members Celebration in Cup of Stitches group!

Dear Friends,

We would like to welcome you all to our 1000-member celebration, which wouldn’t be possible without you. :) Thank you so much for your very kind interest in our designs and continuous support of our work, which have kept us motivated all these years!

We have come up with three group events to mark this milestone, which will run over the next few days until Thursday 20 August. We will post more details later, but for now here is an overview of what to expect.

First of all, we will open a separate runway-thread where you can post photos of the beautiful projects you have created from our patterns. On Thursday 20 August we will randomly pick three posts, and the posters will each be invited to choose any pattern they like from our stores.

Another fun thread will contain a quiz, in which at random time we will be asking questions about our designs. The first three correct answers will be awarded a point each, and the top three winners with the highest number of points will each be invited to pick a pattern of their choice from our collections.

Finally, a 24-hour flash sale (from Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 August) will conclude the celebration. A 25% coupon code off any of our individual patterns will be posted here in this thread

We hope this sounds fun and we will be looking forward to seeing you around! 

Hugs and kisses,
Yuliya and Lena