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I haven't made a lace weight shawl in a while and coming up with this one has totally made me fall completely in love with them all over again.  Crochet and lace yarn is such an elegant combination.

This is my Fluttering By shawl, which is such a light and open, lacy thing that it's been so easy to wear.  I think it looks lovely on, it really tops off an outfit beautifully and it's so delicate and airy that I've been able to keep wearing it right through spring and into the summer.





The name is inspired by the stitch pattern that I've used for this design, which, with a little imagination could be said to resemble a flock of butterflies perching at rest.  Albeit in quite a uniform and organised way!  

I wanted to echo that butterfly shape along the border too, so you'll see some more butterflies dancing along the edges.  I love the shape of them, but I also adore the way that they start flitting and fluttering around as you move.

Working with lace for the first time can take a little getting used to, so I've popped a few suggestions in which I hope will be helpful.  It doesn't take long to get used to the feel of it though and for me, the results are well worth it, but I think this shawl could also work well in sock and 4ply weights of yarn too.

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I'm very happy to say that I am here to release the pattern today and so I shall pop the link below should you wish to take a look and find out more.  The pattern is available in both UK and US terms so you can work from whichever you are most comfortable with.

I really hope you enjoy it!



: :   FLUTTERING BY   : :

by Sandra Paul


Fluttering By Shawl Pattern
(Please see link for more information and price in your currency)

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Festive Forest Socks
See my Project Notes for more info


: :   DOING   : :



Florrie in Jeans
See my Project Notes for more info



Wooden Crochet Hangers
Various patterns to come when written, which will be an update to my current pattern...

Vintage Flower Hangers


Sourcing Wooden Hangers...

Here's the Wooden coat hangers I like to use.

(Amazon affilate link)


: :   PIP's   : :
Patterns In Progress




Fluttering By Shawl

Pattern Release Date

Thursday 11th July





Pearly Dots Socks
Being Written

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Rosalie Wright
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Cottage Keeper
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Summer Celebration Box by Sherry Iris


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: :   DONE   : : 

None!


: :   DOING   : :



Florrie in Jeans


Festive Forest Socks
Project Page


Granny is Square
Ravelry Page

Continuous Join As You Tutorial by Patchwork Heart



: :   PIP's   : :
Patterns In Progress




Fluttering By Shawl
Coming Soon



Pearly Dots Socks
Being Written

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: :   PODMAIL   : :

This week's question

I'd love too! Video on this coming soon...



: :   INCOMING GOODIES   : :

None this week


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: :   DONE   : : 



Ossie Socks
Project Page


Tray Liner
Sewn using scraps from stash


: :   DOING   : :



My 'Not Sure Yet' Project
Using my Herbstblatt Regina Advent 2018 Minis
To be frogged for other things!




Florrie in Jeans

: :   PIP's   : :
Patterns In Progress





My 'Vintage Flowers' Coat Hanger Pattern

Vintage Flowers Coat Hanger Cover Pattern

Introductory Price, just...

£1

BUY NOW!


Wooden Hangers to cover...

Here's the link for the Wooden coat hangers I used

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: :   PODMAIL   : :

None this week!  (Back soon)




: :   SOCK REVIEW   : :




TOP:
Pretty Flower Socks

Made with beautiful 'South Atlantic Silky' yarn from Kathryn at Crafternoon Treats

MIDDLE:
Close up of under the ball of the toe area, only sign of wear is the beginnings of a slight felting of the stitches.  (That's completely normal for all my socks.)

BOTTOM:
Close up of under heel, barely any sign of wear yet!

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Hello everyone!

Just popping on quickly today to let you know that I did get this lovely little hanger pattern uploaded for you.  Here's the linky if you want to fly straight over to see...

Vintage Flower Hangers


Of course, that opening doesn't make an awful lot of sense if you didn't watch my latest podcast yet (or if you don't watch them at all) as that's where I talked about these hangers!

I made these ones quite a while ago you see.  I was in hanger covering mode and I chatted about them in this post....'More Hanging Around'.  (Wow, five years ago.)

Then on the podcast, I had a question about them and the patterns I'd used and it reminded me that I'd be meaning to write up the pattern but hadn't got around to it. - Story of my life, right there!

Anyway, I decided that I would finally get that done and so I'm pleased to say, here it is!

I've ordered some more of the wooden hangers too, because I fancy whipping myself up some more.  I really like the look of them and I used 100% wool, so they do seem to 'grip' the clothes quite nicely without pulling and poking things to much, which is always good.

Here's the link to the wooden ones I'm using, if you're interested...

Wooden coat hangers
(That's an affiliate link, just fyi!)


I'm going to try something a little new this time and so I'm only charging £1 for this little pattern for now.  That's going to be an introductory price.  The plan is, to have a play and come up with some more cute hanger ideas.  If I do, I'll add those variations to this pattern too and price might change a little.

The good news is though, if you buy at this lower price, you'll still
be able to get any future updates completely free!

I'll pop the link below where you can get some more info on the pattern and buy a copy if you like.  You'll also be able to see the price converted to your own currency too.


: :  VINTAGE FLOWER HANGERS   : :

by Sandra Paul

Vintage Flower Hangers Pattern Link

Introductory Price

£1


#CherryHeart     #VintageFlowersHangers

As always, I hope you like it!



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: :   DONE   : : 



Water Clover
Project Page



Friendship Socks
Project Page

Hint of Sophistication Socks by Jenn Sheelen
Betsy Makes Perfect Friends Sock Set Yarn



Quilted Log Cabin Cushions
I used fabric and supplies from my stash...
Quilting cotton in ditsy and feed-sack prints for the front and binding
A salvaged cotton in a thicker weight for the backs


: :   DOING   : :



My 'Not Sure Yet' Project
Using my Herbstblatt Regina Advent 2018 Minis



: :   PODMAIL   : :


The question was about the vintage style coat hanger covers I'd made.
(I can't find the original post and poster - I'm so sorry!)



Pattern from: "Zakka in Pretty Colors" Crochet Book
Japanese Craft Books available from Pompadour24 on Etsy




My 'Flower and Lace' Coat Hanger Pattern

Coming soon...

I'll pop the pattern link here as soon as it's ready!


Wooden Hangers to cover...

Here's the link for the Wooden coat hangers I used



: :   PIP's   : :
Patterns In Progress

Only the coat hangers above at the moment.

You can browse existing pattens though...

Pattern Shop


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: :   INCOMING GOODIES   : :



Pretty Pins from GGMadeIt on Etsy


Knit Crate Membership Box

This is the May box...

Knit Crate Link

20% discount on your first order using link above and code: SANDRA20





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Davillia



: :   DOING   : :



Water Clover
Project Page




Friendship Socks
Project Page

Hint of Sophistication Socks by Jenn Sheelen
Betsy Makes Perfect Friends Sock Set Yarn



Blanket in Progress


: :   PIP's   : :
Patterns In Progress

Nothing to report!

You can browse existing pattens though...

Pattern Shop


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: :   INCOMING GOODIES   : :



Ophelia by Fondant Fibre (Thank you lovely Lou of FoxyYarn)
Lost Princess by Martushka Yarns



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: :   DONE   : :




Pretty Flower Socks


Boho Fringe Bag
Project Page



: :   DOING   : :



Ossie Socks
Project Page



Friendship Socks
Project Page

Hint of Sophistication Socks by Jenn Sheelen
Betsy Makes Perfect Friends Sock Set Yarn



Davillia



Water Clover
Project Page


: :   PIP's   : :
Patterns In Progress

Nothing to report!

You can browse existing pattens though...

Pattern Shop

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: :   INCOMING GOODIES   : :



Stitch Markers by Crafternoon Treats

Stitch Markers by Brighticus Yarns


Cloud Yarn in 'Married in Jeans'
by Dandelion and Dogwood


: :  MENTIONS  : :

Stitch Markers by Claytive Designs
Rabbit Socks by Joules of Sew Sweet Violet

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Hooray, it's here!

I'm very pleased to say that today is the Ziggy Interrupted pattern release day!

As usual, you can pop across to Ravelry using the link above (or down below) to see all the nitty gritty of the pattern information and indeed, get yourself a copy if you feel so inclined.

But if you want to stick around for a bit, I usually like to try and explain a little bit about how my patterns come about and the inspiration behind the design.

I must admit, I'm drawing a bit of a blank on what ignited the little spark behind this latest 'Ziggy' incarnation.  I suppose it's just about as a result of my other Ziggy designs.   First there was the Getting Ziggy Shawl, then more recently, the Getting Ziggy Squared² Blanket.  One thing must have led to others...



I do know that this started off a little simpler, the original idea being a long scarf of ziggy zags with the small squares only featuring at the very ends.  It turns out that didn't please my need for symmetry though, which I talked about in one of my podcasts.  So I decided to add more squares in sections throughout the scarf and make a bit of a feature of them.

And I'm soooo glad I did!  I love and adore the effect that they create and they way it breaks up the stripes and makes the whole thing so much more interesting.  Plus it adds a fab opportunity for some extra colour play, which is something I can't get enough of.

Of course, you don't need to add so many squares if you don't want to.  This pattern will be nice and easy to adapt, by adding or removing square panels or changing the number of stripes you could choose to make the scarf more straightforward or more intricate, shorter, longer, whichever suits you best.

It'd also be a quite simple matter to see how to make the scarf wider or more narrow if you wanted to do that.  Which could be handy if you fancy trying out a different yarn weight.... and I must admit, I'm sooo tempted to make a bigger, blankety version of this!


I also had a small quandary over the question of choosing pom-poms or tassels to decorate the lovely little pointed ends.  I ended up going to the fab folk on Instagram to see if that swayed me and I was happy to see a land-slide victory for tassels.  Now they are on of course, it seems the only right way to go.

The hardest part of this whole project, if you ask me, is choosing the yarn colours.  The original is made with 4ply (fingering) weight yarn and so it's a perfect opportunity to combine some of those treasured single skeins of sock yarn you might be hoarding.  It's just choosing that's not so simple, it certainly took me a while!

I listed all the details of the ways I used the colours in my scarf, and I've also included a little space for you to plan out your own colour combinations too, so hopefully that'll help you with some colour planning, if that's what you like to do too.

I also had the pleasure of working with some fabulous testers for this pattern and I thought it might be nice to show you some of their lovely versions too.  It gives me a chance to say a big thank you to them and to show you a little more colour inspiration to get you started..


Top: @arianekring @louise_at_louloucrafts @tattycatsandyarnytales
Bottom: @fran_de_fleurs @perky_puffin_crochet

Well, I think that's probably all the waffle you need from me, so the only thing now is to share the pattern link and hopefully let you get planning a lovely Ziggy Interrupted of your own...




: :   ZIGGY INTERRUPTED SCARF  : :

by

Sandra Paul

Ziggy Interrupted Pattern
(for more details and correct pricing in your currency)

US Crochet Terms version will be coming very soon!

: :

✽ Special Introduction Offer 

15% discount!

Discount applied automatically on checkout
Offer ends at Midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 29th March 2019
Pattern will automatically update with the US version as when available

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I'll look forward to seeing you getting creative and having fun with your own Ziggy Scarves.
I love to see you bringing my patterns to life...

#ZiggyInterrupted


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: :   DONE   : :



Sole Mate Socks

Blog post talking about tips for stranded knitting: The Socks that Lived!



Ball Cactus, Mexican Snowball, String of Pearls
Project Page

all from...




: :   DOING   : :



Ossie Socks
Project Page


Boho Fringe Bag
Project Page


: :   PIP's   : :
Patterns In Progress



Ziggy Interrupted

Almost here now!

I'll add the link below as soon as it's ready...

~ Link to follow ~



: :   INCOMING GOODIES   : :



South Atlantic Silky
New blend of merino/silk sock yarn


Corripol Sock 
in Flamingo Footsie and Celadon, with matching minis
(in Kathryn's shop last time I looked...)

Both lots of beautiful yarn from Kathryn of Crafternoon Treats...

Crafternoon Treats
  Blog - Podcast - Etsy Shop



Shopping from Loop in London

Pompom Magazine
Isager Mohair Yarn


: :  MENTIONS  : :

Heidi of Cedar River Knits - IG: @cedar.river.knits



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