I'm so excited for the new batch of patterns from Spud & Chloë and not just because a couple of them are mine. The Spud colors/textures are so great and I can vouch that the yarns are seriously superb to work with. I love the photos for this season too! All I want to do right now is go bowling at this place, in these sweaters.
I'm going to start with my favorite, Garth's Vest:
I designed this vest years ago (in my brain) for my dear pal Garth. I'm super psyched that it now exists in the flesh. It's a simple knit, mostly stockinette, with lovely ribbed side gussets for a snug fit. The blue diamond is shaped intarsia and the hot pink lines, perfect for Garth, are created with duplicate stitch. It's for a modern and daring guy, yet it still has classic appeal. It would look great in many color combinations, but I highly suggest going bold for the stripes. Click here for the Ravelry link.
My next pattern for Spud this season is called the Heartgyle vest:
I replaced the traditional argyle diamond with a heart and voila... instant cuteness! This bulky yarn, Spud & Chloë Outer, knits up in a flash. I bet you could finish this in a day if you wanted. No joke. Ravelry link here.
Now, isn't this next pattern is awe inspiring? I would love, love, LOVE to make this. I wish I was stranded on an island with the yarn and hook to make this. First I would crochet a hammock to sleep in and then lounge all day in that hammock, crocheting granny squares in perfect color combinations. Once I was done, I'd think about coming back to the real world... or then again, maybe not.
May project for Yarnplay!
Macrame plant hangers! Macrame is super fun and you don't need to know any special techniques just have the patience to tie a few hundred knots!
There is a convenient set of photo instructions along with the FREE pattern in case you've never knotted before.
Photography by Emily Delamater.
My April projects for Yarnplay
Aromatherapy Eye Pillows
Two very simple patterns, one knit, one crochet. Fill with flax and lavender. Click the photos for the FREE pattern and helpful how to photo instructions!
Photography by Emily Delamater
Cashmere neck pillow filled with buckwheat. Majorly comfy as you can see!