Today I want to show you a really interesting pattern! It is By Jane Crowfoot and is called Mystical Lanterns.
You will find more information here on her website: http://janiecrow.co.uk/presta/
She has designed a special shape called an 'ogee' which fits neatly next to more of the same shape, a bit like a granny square or a hexagon for example. You can make a number of these shapes and combine them into a scarf, shawl or blanket.
Up until now, this pattern was only available in kit form. I wanted to have the blue coloured shawl kit (Aurora) with real Shetland Wool but it was sold out for quite some time. Then I dared to ask if they would soon stock more kits again, and I was in luck! So I went ahead and ordered my kit which includes all the wool you need plus a very detailed instruction how to make the shapes and join them!
When it arrived, I was thrilled to see the amazing colours. It was all very professionally put together. The service I received was friendly and fast! (Remember to scroll all the way to the bottom for further information!)
Last week I thought I would try out how to make one of these shapes. I used my Pingouin cotton yarn to do my first sample. I didn't find it very difficult and was pleased with how it looked. Each ogee is made of 4 different colours.
The colours of my kit is mostly blues, purples and greens which I love.*
However, this first version will be a wild mix of lots of colours in typical funkycrochet fashion!!!
I'm already very excited about it!
|Here you can see the humble beginnings of this great motif!|
|Then I started making series of 4 motifs, always using the same 4 colours but in different sequences.|
|And finally I had about 28 colours together of this Pingouin Esterel cotton yarn, spent ages winding these into yarn cakes and laid them all out on the table!|
|It's starting to look great!!!|
|I love vibrant colours!|
Luckily, you can now buy the pattern on it's own, check out the ravelry link here.
*And this picture shows the colourway of the kit I bought! Isn't it fabulous?
|Mystical Lantern Shawl by Jane Crowfoot, copyright Jane Crowfoot|
By the way, Jane Crowfoot is a fantastic designer, she did the Lily Pond Blanket CAL 2015, in 2016 she is doing the Frida's Flowers Blanket CAL currently, the Persian Tile Crochet Blanket, the stunning Special DK (Stylecraft) Tartan Blanket - just to mention some of the amazing patterns!
Be sure to check out her website for more details!
I hope you enjoyed this post as well, feel free to leave your comments below, thank you so much!
I will be away for nearly a week to visit a famous Music Festival in Germany, and of course my crochet will come with me!