Hi Crochet Lovers!
You need to hear about some amazing things happening with my Kaleidoscope Shawl, a lovely–and free–crochet shawl pattern I placed with Red Heart several months ago.
I got so excited when I learned that the Kaleidoscope Shawl is part of an ebook collection called–get this–Coffee and Yarning.
Um, I don’t know about you, but coffee and yarning is the story of my life.
Or at least I want it to be. How about you? 🙂
I really love this part…Marly Bird is offering an instructional video on how to crochet the Kaleidoscope Shawl.
I was so happy to learn about this, I had to share the videos right here with you on the blog.
There are instructions tailored to both right-handed and left-handed crocheters!
The stitch patterns are quite easy and add up to a bigger effect than you would think from their simplicity.
And the yarn choice has everything to do with that!
Long color repeats create a beautiful stained-glass effect that looks as if you worked an awful lot of stripes after spending hours in the yarn shop selecting a perfectly harmonious color palette.
But that’s all done for you with Red Heart’s Unforgettable yarn. I loved the Tealberry colorway they sent me.
I’m also a sucker for a singles-ply. The softness, the shine, the texture of the finished stitches, the light twist of the yarn. Mmm! So pretty.
After discovering her videos, I’m going nuts for the yarn Marly used in her version of Kaleidoscope. After doing a little detective work, I’m pretty sure it’s the Parrot colorway.
I gotta make something with this!
Gorgeous. So bright and happy. I just love color.
What do you look for in your favorite crochet shawls?
I’m obsessed with shawls again and am in the process of designing and testing a brand new collection as I write this post. It’s been so much fun, and deeply satisfying to return to my love of designing shawls and wraps.
You can take a look at the first indie shawl collection I put together after publishing Poetic Crochet: 20 Shawls Inspired by Classic Poems.
I love bundling my patterns into collections that offer you a big discount on the individual pattern price.
Everyone loves a bundle, right?
I hope you enjoy the Kaleidoscope Shawl. Please tag me @sarakayhartmann on IG if you make it, or any of my patterns!
Yours ever in a tangle of yarn,