Issue No. 3, March 5, 2012
Welcome to the third issue of Pulling Threads, the official newsletter of Picklesnot Design. Pulling Threads is a monthly publication intended to be a comprehensive look at what is going on with PsD.
How Did I do that?
What? It’s already March? National Crochet Month, you say? But I’m not done! That’s right, there was a snag in the math for the Little Bo Peep Shrug that I talked about in February. And well the math is rather important to the process of duplication. The writing out of the pattern proved to be more difficult as well and has forced me to re-think the approach I took to constructing the garment. So the Little Bo Peep Shrug has been taken back to the drawing board so to speak.
National Crochet Month
March is officially known as National Crochet Month for many fiber artists. Originally the Little Bo Peep Shrug was going to be my contribution this year, however, because of the drawbacks another pattern will be released in its place. In a week and a half I will be releasing a new crochet glove pattern. Actually it’s not so much new as a reinterpretation of my very first crochet design – A Touch of Lace Gloves (Offered for free through the Pirate Hooker in 2009) Believe me, when I say I feel like my pattern writing skills have come a long way since writing Touch of Lace. So keep a close look out for the new crochet pattern!
A Look Forward
My math hasn’t been incorrect for this! (Even if I personally can’t follow my own instructions!) What you are looking at is the first round of testing for a knitted shrug. What you are seeing in the picture is essentially what it will look like sans buttons and ribbing for bottom edging.
The test yarn being used is actually discontinued. I wanted to see how it would work up for the pattern. I will be making another one in a yarn that has not been discontinued and should be widely available before releasing this pattern into the world.
Some particulars about the pattern so far:
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- Raglan sleeves
- Top down construction
- NO SEAMING!!!
You know you want it
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