Merino Shawl-kit GIVE AWAY

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Vandaag vieren we feest  ! Ik werk namelijk aan een nieuw patroon, een mooie merino-shawl. En dat patroon is bijna klaar ! Ik release het volgende week.

Verder is 30 november een speciale dag : de dag waarop mijn man en ik elkaar het ja-woord gaven, 8 jaar geleden. Onze trouwdag, dus dat vieren we graag elk jaar.

Dit jaar vier ik het ook met jullie!

Today we are celebrating, we are having a party ! I am working on a new pattern, a lovely merino-shawl. The design itself is already finished, and I am almost ready with the pattern writing and the testing. This lovely shawl design will be released next week.

And November 30th is a special day in our family : it is our wedding day 🙂 We like to celebrate this special day every year, and this time, I am also celebrating with you ! 

Ik vertelde Scheepjes dat ik een shawl-ontwerp gemaakt had met hun heerlijke MerinoSoft garen. En toen ze hoorden dat ik een dubbel feestje te vieren had, de release van een nieuw patroon en een huwelijksverjaardag : kreeg ik een volledig pakket garen om deze shawl te maken, om weg te geven !

Een prachtig geschenk. Ik besloot om er gelijk een volledige kit van te maken.

Dus, wat kan je winnen, wat geef ik weg ? Een merino-shawl kit , bestaande uit : 8 bollen Scheepjes MerinoSoft, 6 bolletjes in kleur Lautrec (salie) en 2 in Michelangelo (lichtgrijs), een Knitpro haaknaald 5 mm en het patroon.

Met deze volledige kit maak je zelf de shawl, zoals ik hem heb gemaakt.

I told Scheepjes about my new shawl design made with their great MerinoSoft yarn. And when they found out I did not have 1, but 2 reasons to celebrate : the release of this new pattern AND my wedding anniversary, they offered a full yarn kit to make this shawl ! 

An incredible present. So, what can you win ? The shawl kit contains : 8 balls of Scheepjes MerinoSoft, 6 balls shade Lautrec and 2 balls shade Michelangelo, a Knitpro crochet hook 5 mm and the pattern of course. 

With this complete kit you can make yourself a shawl like shown on the pictures.

De shawl is heerlijk zacht en warm, dankzij het merino garen. Merinowol is gekend voor zijn zachtheid, en zijn mooie vezel met natuurlijke stretch erin. Scheepjes MerinoSoft garen is verkrijgbaar in een heel groot kleurenpalet, zodat je eindeloos kan combineren.

Deze shawl is topdown gehaakt, dwz vanuit het midden naar de zijkanten toe, zodat je zelf kan bepalen hoe groot je hem wilt hebben. Je ziet je ontwerp rij naar rij groeien en vorm krijgen, een heerlijk proces. Door het leuke stekenpatroon krijg je een natuurlijk reliëf in je shawl, dit zorgt voor een extra verfijnd accent. Het patroon is volledig uitgeschreven, met haakschema’s, en zoals altijd getest door mijn trouwe testpanel.

Vanaf volgende maandag 7 december zal het patroon ook verkrijgbaar zijn !

The shawl I made is very soft, and warm, great for those colder autumn and winter days. Merinowool is known for this softness, and the high quality of the natural wool fibre, and it has some natural stretch in it as well. Scheepjes MerinoSoft is available in a large colour palette, so  this means you can make so much lovely colour combinations !

This shawl is a topdown design, this means you start at the center, and by making increases both at the sides and in the middle, your shawl will grow and get bigger row after row. This is a wonderful experience, and the advantage is you can choose your own size shawl. You can make it as large as you want ! The refined stitch pattern has a great natural relief in it as well, adding an extra accent to this design.

The pattern is fully written, and charts are added as well, and my testing panel has done a great job by testing the design.

The pattern will be available for individual sale next week, on Monday December 7th.

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Hoe kan je meedoen om deze prachtige kit te winnen ?

What you should do to win this generous kit ?

Het is heel makkelijk : 1/ je doet mee via onderstaande Rafflecopter link. (zorg ervoor dat ik je kan bereiken, dus voeg je mailadres toe als dat niet in je account staat) en

                                      2/ je volgt mijn facebook ontwerperspagina :  FACEBOOK  OF instagram-account : annelies_baes  (beiden mag uiteraard ook)

Deze give-away loopt tot zondag 6 december 20 u. Op maandag 7 december maak ik de winnaar bekend.

It is actually very simple :  1/ you can enter this give-away through the Rafflecopter link. (make sure I can find your email address, if it is not in your account, add it in your comments) AND 

                                          2/ you follow either my facebook designer page : FACEBOOK or Instagram account : annelies_baes   (or both 🙂 ) 

The give-away ends on Sunday, December 6th, at 20h (CET). I will announce the winner on Monday.

 

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(de kleine lettertjes : meedoen kan alleen via Rafflecopter. Give-away loopt  van maandag 30/11 tot en met zondag 6/12 te 20h. )

(the rules : you can only participate through Rafflecopter. This give-away starts on Monday, 30/11 and will finish on Sunday, 6/12 20 h CET. I ship worldwide ! ) 

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New crochet pattern : Almejas Shawl

Today I am releasing a new shawl pattern : this Almejas Shawl. It is a special shawl, because the body of it is formed by little excentric clams : Almejas is the Spanish word for clams. Beautifull small, solid and strong shells, that are very tender and delicate at the same time as well.

The shawl itself is worked topdown, you start at the center and by making increases both in the center and at the sides, your shawl will grow and get bigger, row after row.

I worked the body with Malabrigo Sock yarn, shade Solis. It is a lovely strong sock yarn, it is great to work with, and the shades are fantastic.

I decided the edging needed a lot of contrast, so I used Malabrigo Silkpaca, a delicate and  tender laceweight yarn, in shade Azul Profundo. Both the difference in yarn weight and the different shades (the aqua shades for the body and the dark intense blue for the edging) make this shawl a real eyecatcher.

Een speciale shawl is het geworden : deze Almejas Shawl. De body van de shawl wordt namelijk door excentrieke schelpjes gevormd : Almejas is het Spaanse woord voor (Venus)schelpen. Dat zijn die mooie ietwat bolle, kleine, stevige krachtige schelpjes, die tegelijk ook een heel erg teder kantje hebben.

 

This design was published several months ago in Inside Crochet as well. So many thanks to them for these wonderfull stunning pictures.

The pattern itself is fully written, in US terms.

I have added 2 charts as well.

Ester from It’s All in A Nutshell has made some a great instruction video about the used clam stitch. (so not about the shawl pattern itself, she explains the lovely shell stitch). The video can be found here : Almejas crochet stitch. She also made a stunning shawl herself, you can read about here on her blog : Esther’s Almejas Shawl

The pattern is available through my pattern store : Almejas Shawl and on Ravelry : Almejas Shawl and on Etsy : Almejas Shawl .

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New : shawl pattern : Birds in the Sky Shawl

Summer : a blue sky in all different shades of the most beautiful blue, with flying birds everywhere. Holiday, happiness and joy.

I wanted to combine all this summer feelings in 1 shawl, and as usual, the yarn is one of the most important matters, when creating a design. I knew very well what I wanted : yarn that resembled a TRUE sky, because I like the beauty of nature. Looking at the sky is one of the most wonderfull experiences, so I just wanted to create that same sensational feeling.

I looked, and searched. And did not find what I was looking for. So I decided to make my own yarn. Because I really liked the Scheepjes Maxi yarn, they had exactly the right shades of blue I was looking for. The yarn is strong, thin, and very lightweight. I loved it. I decided to take different strands together, to create my desired different shades of blue. 2 strands together, 2 different colours each time. It worked, I was so happy!

I combined half a ball of white with half a ball of light blue, followed by half a ball of light blue with bright blue, and next bright blue with darker blue, and decided to end with the darker blue and the navy blue.

I was totally happy, and felt in harmony, looking at my ‘blue-sky-yarn’.

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The shawl itself is a quick and relaxing project, thanks to the easy-to-remember stitch pattern. The pattern is fully written (in English US terms and in Dutch), and 2 large charts are added too.

It is a perfect summer project !

The pattern can be found in my pattern shop and on Ravelry.

So, I am going out right now, for a lovely summernight walk, wearing my Birds in the Sky Shawl and I wish you all a lovely evening 🙂

Pattern : Birds in the Sky Shawl : webshop and Ravelry

Yarn : Scheepjes Maxi, combined.

Crochet hook : 4,5 mm

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Free crochet pattern : It’s a Sunny Day Shawl

I am very happy to share the free crochet pattern of my new shawl design : It’s a Sunny Day Shawl. I used Scheepjes Softfun and Softfun Denim for this design: the yarn is very fluffy, refreshing cold in the summer, and warm and cuddly on colder days or evenings. It is available in lots of wonderfull colours, so it was hard to choose 🙂  It is a perfect cotton-acrylic blend, soft, and with some natural stretch in it, and it is very easy washable in the washing machine. I loved worked with this yarn.

You can purchase the yarn for this shawl at the international retailers :

Deramores : Scheepjes Softfun    and  Scheepjes Softfun Denim  

Woolwarehouse : Scheepjes Softfun and Scheepjes Softfun Denim ,

Paradisefibers

For The Netherlands and Belgium, you can find an overview of all the shops here : shops

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Info

– Crochet pattern for a large triangular shawl. The entire shawl is worked topdown, this means you start at the center, and your shawl gets wider and wider, by making increases at the sides and in the center.
The size is very easily adjustable.
The body of the shawl is worked with crème, and the stitch pattern is easy to memorise.
The large edging is divided in 2 parts (sizes are also easy adjustable) : the first part has large repetitive shells and the second part lots of small ch-spaces.
By using several different colours the result will be wonderfull.

– Yarn : Scheepjeswol Softfun and Softfun denim / 60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 1 skein = 50gr = 140m / dk weight yarn.
Body of the shawl : Sortfun shade 2426 (crème) : 3 skeins
Edging of the shawl : Sortfun denim : 1 skein shade 503 (fuchsia), 1 skein shade 500 (turquoise), 1 skein shade 504 (rose) and 0,5 skein shade 501 (dark jeans blue).
You need 900 m of yarn for the entire shawl.

– Crochet hook : 4 mm

– Used stitches : magic ring, chain (ch), slipstitch (slst), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), work 2 double crochet together (2dctog), cluster (CL), picot (p), stitch marker (M). I use US crochet terms.
– Cluster : 2dctog + 1ch + 2dctog + 1ch + 2dctog
– picot : work 3ch, followed by 1sc in first out of 3ch.

– Gauge : not crucial.

– You also need : scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends, ruler, mat and pins for blocking, stitch marker

– Crochet charts : 2 charts are added at the end of the pattern : 1 for the body of the shawl and 1 for the edging. (printing -tip for the charts : change you printer settings to landscape, before printing the charts, your charts will be bigger and clearer).

chart it's a sunny day shawl ENG (1)

Pattern

Info :              – Center is indicated in blue.

– Row 1 : RS : With crème : Make a magic ring and work in the ring : 3ch, 1CL+1ch+1dc+1ch+1CL+1dc, turn.
– Row 2 : WS : 8ch (counts as 1dc+5ch), in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, in center dc : 1dc+5ch, in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 3 : 7ch (counts as 1dc+4ch), in every next 3ch or 5ch-space until center : 1sc+4ch, in center dc : 1sc+4ch, in every next 3ch or 5ch-space : 1sc+4ch, end the row with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 4 : 7ch (counts as 1dc+4ch), in every next 3ch or 5ch-space until center : 1sc+4ch, in center sc : 1dc+4ch, in every next 3ch or 5ch-space : 1sc+4ch, end the row with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 5 : 3ch, in first 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch,* in next 4ch-space : 1sc+1ch, in next 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch, repeat from * once more, work now in center dc : 1sc+1ch, in next 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch, * in next 4ch-space : 1sc+1ch, in next 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch, repeat from * once more, making sure not to work 1ch at the end of the repeat, end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 6 : 8ch (counts as 1dc+5ch), * in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, repeat from * another 2 times, in center sc : 1dc+5ch, * in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, repeat from * another 2 times, end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 7 : 7ch (counts as 1dc+4ch), in every next 3ch or 5ch-space until center : 1sc+4ch, in center dc : 1sc+4ch, in every next 3ch or 5ch-space : 1sc+4ch, end the row with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 8 : 7ch (counts as 1dc+4ch), in every next 3ch or 5ch-space until center : 1sc+4ch, in center sc : 1dc+4ch, in every next 3ch or 5ch-space : 1sc+4ch, end the row with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 9 : 3ch, in first 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch,* in next 4ch-space : 1sc+1ch, in next 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch, repeat from * another 3 times, work now in center dc : 1sc+1ch, in next 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch, * in next 4ch-space : 1sc+1ch, in next 4ch-space : 1CL+1ch, repeat from * another 3 times, making sure not to work 1ch at the end of the repeat, end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 10 – 41 : Repeat rows 6 until 9. These rows form the pattern rows. You will notice your shawl gets wider and wider when working more rows. (the number of repeats made after the * increases every row).

You can easily change the size of the shawl, by making more or less pattern row repeats. (please keep in mind that changing the size of the shawl will also change the amount of yarn needed).

At the end of row 41 : work the last pull through of the last stitch already with fuchsia, cut crème yarn.

chart edging it's a sunny day shawl ENG

Edging : part 1

Info : – the stitch marker (M) indicates the center of each row.

– Row 42 : With fuchsia : 8ch (counts as 1dc+5ch), * in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, repeat from * until center, in center sc : 1dc+5ch (place M in dc just made), * in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, repeat from * until end of row, end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 43 : With fuchsia : 3ch, in first 5ch-space : 1CL+1ch+1sc+1ch,* in next 3ch-space : 1CL+1ch, in next 5ch-space : 1sc+1ch, repeat from * until center, work now in center dc : 1CL+1ch (place M in last ch-space of CL), in next 5ch-space : 1sc+1ch, * in next 3ch-space : 1CL+1ch, in next 5ch-space : 1sc+1ch, repeat from * until end of row, and also work in last 5ch-space : 1CL and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 44 : With fuchsia : 8ch (counts as 1dc+5ch), * in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, repeat from * until the beginning of the center CL, work in center CL : in first ch-space : 1sc+5ch (place M in this 5ch-space), in 2nd space : 1sc+5ch, next after the center part : * in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+5ch, repeat from * until end of row, end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
– Row 45 : With fuchsia : 3ch, in first 5ch-space : 1CL+1ch+1sc+1ch,* in next 3ch-space : 1CL+1ch, in next 5ch-space : 1sc+1ch, repeat from * until center 5ch-space, work now in this center 5ch-space : 1CL+1ch+1sc+1ch+1CL+1ch (place M in 1sc), in next 5ch-space : 1sc+1ch, * in next 3ch-space : 1CL+1ch, in next 5ch-space : 1sc+1ch, repeat from * until end of row, and also work in last 5ch-space : 1CL and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
Make the last pull through of the last dc already with turquoise and cut fuchsia yarn.
– Row 46-49 : With turquoise : repeat rows 42-45. At the end of row 49 : make the last pull through of the last dc already with rose, and cut turquoise yarn.

Edging : part 2

– Row 50 : With rose : 1ch+1sc+1ch in first dc, now work between dc and CL : 1sc+3ch, in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, * in 1ch-space between CL and 1sc : 1sc+1ch, in 1ch-space between 1sc and CL : 1sc+3ch, in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, repeat from * until just before sc with M in it, work in 1ch-space before center sc : 1sc+3ch, in 1ch-space between 1sc and CL : 1sc+3ch, in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, * in 1ch-space between CL and 1sc : 1sc+1ch, in 1ch-space between 1sc and CL : 1sc+3ch, in first ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, in 2nd ch-space CL : 1sc+3ch, repeat from * until end of row, end with 1sc+1ch between last CL and last dc, and 1sc in 3rd ch, turn. (make last pull through of last sc already with crème, cut rose yarn).

In the next 3 rows you continue working the same pattern : work 1sc in every sc and make the same ch-spaces as in the previous row. (1ch-spaces or 3ch-spaces). Only the first and last stitch group of every row is different.

– Row 51 : With crème : 1ch, in first sc : 1sc+2ch, work in the same pattern as the previous row : 1sc in every sc and repeat the exact same ch-spaces. End in the last stitchgroup (1sc+1ch+1sc) with : 1sc+2ch+1sc, turn. (make the last pull through of the last sc already with fuchsia, cut crème yarn).
– Row 52 : With fuchsia : 1ch, in first sc : 1sc+3ch, now just continue working the same pattern as the previous row : 1sc in every sc and repeat the exact same ch-spaces. End in the last stitchgroup (1sc+2ch+1sc) with : 1sc+3ch+1sc, turn. (make the last pull through of the last sc already with turquoise, cut fuchsia yarn).
– Row 53 : With turquoise : repeat row 52. (make the last pull through of the last sc already with rose, cut turquoise yarn).
– Row 54 : With rose : 1ch, in first sc and in every next sc until last stitch group : 1sc+2ch+1p+3ch, turn. (the entire row is worked in the same way, so as well for the 3ch-spaces as for the 1ch-spaces). End in the last stitch group with : 1sc+2ch+1p+3ch+1sc, turn. (make the last pull through of the last sc already with dark jeans blue, cut rose yarn).
– Row 55 : With dark jeans blue : 1ch, in first sc and in every next sc until the last stitch group : 1sc+4ch+1p+5ch, (work the entire row the same way). End in the last stitch group with : 1sc+4ch+1p+5ch+1sc, cut yarn and cast off.

Finishing

– Weave in all ends.
– Block your shawl and allow to dry.
– Ready !

IMPORTANT : All my patterns are copyright protected. It is not allowed to copy my patterns, or sell them, or share them in any other way. (it is also not allowed to turn this pattern into a pdf file or any other form to distribute). Linking to the pattern is of course allowed and much appreciated. This crochet pattern is a Vicarno – Annelies Baes design, and my property. 

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