I Love My Crochet Granny Bag

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We all love Granny and you will love her large bag, made of delicious and colorful crochet squares.

This project is great for all beginners and people that want to learn the fascination of crochet, also learning one crochet square you can make lots of other projects, such as pillows, blankets and even shrugs and scarves.

Here is the pattern for this Granny bag.

I recommended you to start today to be ready with your large bag to start with the fall season. The colors and combinations of this lovely bag are just perfect for fall and winter!

All patterns are written in standard US terms. This Pattern is created by me, Lilia Vanini.

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Shipping is free as this is an Instant Download File. You will receive your pattern a few minutes later after your payment. If you do not receive the file, please contact me and I will be happy to resend it.

I offer full-time assistance, so if you have any question or need additonal help with my patterns, please do not hesitate to contact me at:
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Discover the relaxing world of knit and crochet, you will find peace and full harmony in your life!

Thank you for coming to my CraftParty!
Lilia

Shop Update!!

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The update will be on Friday, September 4th @ 1pm CST.

In this update, we’re welcoming a new addition to the krewe with Merino Cashmere Fingering!! With 80% Merino and 20% Cashmere, this yummy yarn is perfect for that special project in mind. It’s super cushy, soft, and light. It’s been a delight to dye this up, and I’m looking forward to dyeing up more :)

Also in the update will be Silky DK and a bit of Uptown Lace. See you there!

Gawain’s Shield shawl collection pattern release

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The six knitting projects in this collection are based on the enchanting medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Five stunning, crescent-shaped shawls represent the five knightly virtues symbolized on Gawain’s shield (Generosity, Fellowship, Chastity, Courtesy, and Piety), with an additional sixth project based upon the magical belt (the Green Girdle) that replaces Gawain’s shield later in the story. Included along with the patterns is a summary of the text as well as a discussion of the role of Gawain’s shield and the Green Girdle in both the story itself as well as in the patterns.

The collection is available in both print and electronic formats.

Photos courtesy of JS Webb Photography for Stitch Definition.

Etsy Shop Launch

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We’re a new indie-dyed yarn company that sells yarn inspired by sci-fi and fantasy TV, books, and board games. We vend at sci-fi conventions in the UK and otherwise primarily sell online.

In the Etsy shop launch we’ve listed some colourways inspired by Firefly, X-Men, Dark Matter, Doctor Who and more, so come and check us out and learn about the inspirations for each yarn, match the yarn with a fandom, or even ask for your fandom to be brought to life in yarn!

Exquisitely crafted hand dyed yarns

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Here at Blissful Knits we love bright, bold color and yummy squishy yarn.

Our new website features our hand dyed yarns and fibers as well as ongoing monthly club subscriptions. Come and check them out!

This fall, we are featuring our latest luxury base in fingering weight, a decadent blend of silk, Merino and yak. This exceptional base is imported from Italy, so you know you’re getting a high-end and high-quality product.

We are also offering a 15% off coupon code this week only for Indie Untangled subscribers — IU15.

See you there!

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The 4th annual Georgia FiberFest, Georgia’s largest fiber festival, is a week away! Cedar Hill Farm Company is a sponsor again this year and I will have a booth (you can’t miss us; we’re at the front door!) full of seriously gorgeous autumn yarns that won’t hit the online shop until AFTER the event, unless I sell out at the show and then they’ll just be gone (so you better come to the show and shop ’til you drop!!). I’m also going to have 50 new grommet knitting bags that aren’t listed in the shop, stitch markers, knitting needles, patterns, hand-painted roving, natural alpaca and llama roving, and THE VERY FIRST YARN FROM THE SHEEP OF CEDAR HILL FARM.

I am also teaching some knitting classes — go here to register for more than 50 classes in every area of fiber craft that there is — so you’ll want to get in on that, too. This event is also being sponsored by Kromski North America and several other amazing companies. Plus, the Handweavers’ Guild of America will be there doing some fabulous demonstrations. The list of must-see vendors is pretty long (Sheep Incognito, for example, will have a booth…) and the market is FREE, because who wants to spend money on admission when there’s sooooooooo much hand-painted and hand-dyed yarn to buy? As well, there will be a dinner in a restored mill on the river catered by one darned amazing chef, and Pam Powers, who is also teaching two classes during the show, is the guest speaker. You’ll also want to get in on that!

The Georgia FiberFest will be September 10-12 at the Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, GA, which just so happens to be a restored ironworks from the Civil War with its own train! So, stop in or stay over and visit twice! Hope to see you there!

Clairvaux Baby Blanket pattern release

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The Clairvaux Baby Blanket is knit all in one piece but gives the effect of being worked in four blocks, like a quilt. The seed stitch borders and a lifted twist pattern in each square make it seems like an extremely complex design, but it is not too challenging to navigate for intermediate or experienced knitters; the adventurous beginner also shouldn’t hesitate to try it. This baby blanket can be worked as written for a 30”x30” blanket or could be adapted for a larger size. Pattern includes both written directions as well as a chart for the block pattern (which is also written out).

About the Name
In the twelfth century, Bernard of Clairvaux was a Cistercian monk. He was sent to found a monastery which he named Claire Vallée (which became Clairvaux). Bernard was an important figure for the Cistercians as well as for Christianity in general. He was a judge between the rival popes in a great schism of the Church. He supported Innocent II and met with important figures of the times such as Henry I of England to secure their support for this pope. Most of Italy supported the rival pope, and Bernard worked tirelessly to get them to change their support to Innocent and was able to convince several key figures to do so.

Bernard’s theology rested heavily on stressing the importance of the Virgin Mary, with her serving as intercessor. He was instrumental in the founding of numerous other monasteries and wrote several theological works as well as many letters, for which he is known as an eloquent writer. He even found a place in literature when Dante used Bernard as the final guide in the Paradiso (the last part of the Divine Comedy).

I designed this baby blanket for a good friend’s baby and couldn’t resist using the Clairvaux name for the pattern after finding out what they named the baby.

Pepperberry Cowl by Mitenae

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Where I live in Perth, Western Australia, winter is a mere blip. Sometimes I feel if I blink, I’ll miss winter. It’s mild, wet if we’re lucky and occasionally cold. Despite this, I am determined to make the most of the cold weather we do get and I needed a ridiculously bright cowl for winter.

Pepperberry Cowl is inspired by my love of chevrons and colour. Knitted flat, beginning with a provisional cast on and joined using Kitchener stitch, this pattern uses an intarisa technique to create the colour blocks, but don’t worry if you haven’t done this before. I’ve included a separate tutorial to help you out.

Pepperberry Cowl is available on Ravelry at 25% off until midnight Wednesday August 26th, 2015, AWST.