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monday May 23, 2016: crochet is cool ~ click here to comment May 23, 2016 15:59
You might feel as though I am knit biased, but really I love all crafts and especially love crochet too! Crochet, I feel is a bit harder to make modern; too many doilies are not very cool. I am happy to say, today you can find many cool crochet patterns. Vogue Knitting started coming out with a yearly or bi-yearly magazine exclusive to crochet. Noro Magazine has also included some cool crochet in with the knits. Love Crochet recently started an exclusive site just for crochet as well. Love it!
Although I have not designed a lot of crochet I did design a simple and quick crochet cowl called the Supersonic Crochet Cowl. If you already know the basics of crochet this cowl can take under an hour to make which is ideal for gift giving! If you want to learn to crochet, this is a great basic piece you can start with.
We also offer this pattern as a crochet kit! It comes with the pattern, yarn and hook (optional). We use Malabrigo Rasta which is a beautiful hand dyed 100% merino yarn; it comes in some pretty cool colors!
If you are not into crocheting but want the cowl we also offer it handmade "ready to wear!" All the Supersonic Crochet Cowls are handmade locally in Vancouver, BC Canada.
monday march 28, 2016: crazy for cowls ~ click here to comment March 28, 2016 09:33
I 'hop' everyone who celebrates had a great Easter weekend!
Here at The Crafty Jackalope we are crazy for cowls! We love them in the winter, in the summer and the seasons in between. Here are a few we are mad about!
If you are looking for a quick cowl to make as a gift I would highly suggest the Capital Cowl V2.0. If you have the yarn already (something bulky weight/12st) then all you need is the pattern. Or you can get the complete kit with yarn and pattern all in a cute 100% cotton TCJ project bag. The yarn the comes with the kit is a beautiful blend of silk and Alpaca and is offered in three colorways: grey; teal & opal.
One of my favorite designs is the Brave Cowl. If you love plaid, this is the cowl for you. It is knit with the delicious Purl Soho Super Soft Merino in 3 colors (sample: Super Pink 1120; Timeless Navy 1580 & Oyster Grey 2080).
Looking for a cowl for the spring/summer months? The Magpie Darling Cowl is airy & light. The original pattern is knit with a strand of sequin sparkle (great for the holiday seasons or to dress up an outfit) but choose any light weight sock yarn in a linen or cotton or a soft merino and it is perfect paired with a t-shirt!