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I am happy to announce I have a new design ready : Fusion Shawls. You get a generous 25 % introduction discount when purchasing the pattern until Sunday evening Jan. 28th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The shawls (or scarfs) have a rectangular shape, with and openworked waving rippled stitch pattern. By using different colour combinations you achieve a trendy and harmonious effect.
I choose Nurturing Fibres yarns for this particular design. Nurturing Fibres is a well know South-African yarn brand. Besides their amazing yarn collections in stunning handdyed colours, this brand has a true eco-label : the yarns are made with great respect for all humans, animal and the environment.
Since it is still winter and cold here in Europe, I made a first warm and cuddly version using Nurturing Fibres Supertwist DK. This is a pure woollen yarn, made of 100 % merino. I choose the following colours : Driftwood, Imperial, Maple, Sangria, Shell and Vanilla. The yarn is simply super ! It is incredibly soft, warm and tender (yet it breathes very well, so I am pretty sure I will continue wearing my shawl in spring and summer season as well).
The colour palette is very wide, so I am pretty sure everybody will find ‘their’ perfect shades. You can find the entire collection here : Scaapi (this is the European distributor for Nurturing Fibres yarns), as well as on the the Nurturing Fibres website : hier
The measurements of my shawl are : 170cm long and 33 cm wide. (without the pompoms). It is obviously a very generous sized shawl !
For the upcoming spring and summer I already made a second sample, using Nurturing Fibres Eco-Fusion, this is a lovely yarn made of 50 % Bamboo Viscose & 50 % Cotton. These are the colours I used : Anvil, Blush, Charcoal, Seashell, Vanilla and Sweet Pea.
I like this yarn a lot : it has a delicate shimmer, and the twisting of the 2 different fibres makes it very special, yet super-easy to crochet. It blocks all very beautifully ! I love it 🙂
My shawl measures : 220 cm long and 27 cm wide. (without the tassels)
As for the design : the pattern is fully written, in both US and in UK crochet terms. A crochet chart and schematics are added as well.
The pattern has been tested and edited.
The pattern can be found :
on the website : Fusion Shawl ENG
Ravelry : Fusion Shawl
I am also thrilled to let you know Nurturing Fibres published an iterview with me on their blog. You can read the lovely article over here : Nurturing Fibres Blog, Meet the Maker : Annelies Baes