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Pretty Projects: Jess's Chesapeake Shawl

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Pretty Projects: Jess's Chesapeake Shawl

How lovely is this gorgeous shawl? The pattern is from The Chesapeake Needle, one of our favorite designers. You can find it here on Ravelry, along with my project page. The yarns are JOMA Yarns Sock-a-Rino in Cake for Breakfast, and Onion Organic Cotton in turquoise. Truthfully, this is supposed to be a two-skein shawl, but apparently, I'm unable to crochet anywhere near gauge. I mean, not even close. So after I ran out of sock yarn, I added the Organic Cotton. I wasn't sure if this was a good idea -- after all, mixing wool and cotton is not...

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Pretty Projects: Jess's Kanata Kerchief Tank

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Pretty Projects: Jess's Kanata Kerchief Tank

I recently finished this gorgeous crocheted tank top, a Kanata Kerchief Tank. The pattern is free on Ravelry! The tank top is essentially four large granny squares sewn up, with straps and trim added to stabilize it.  The Onion Organic Cotton worked absolutely perfectly for this beautiful project. I made sure to block each square to the same size, and shortened the straps to make the tank fit my body. It might seem a bit short in front for some folks -- it hits me right at my belly button. But the long, draping sides will move to cover you, and with a...

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Great Ideas: 23 MORE Ways to Find Your Fade!

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Great Ideas: 23 MORE Ways to Find Your Fade!

Folks contact us all the time to get great ideas for Fades, from the original Find Your Fade Shawl, to So Faded Sweaters, to other patterns that require a few skeins to "fade" into each other. We wanted to inspire you all with 23 new Fades utilizing seven skeins. Use 'em all together, split 'em, or just find ideas for your next project.  These Fades use some of our newer colors from Yarn Love, Dragonfly Fibers, and Cedar House, as well as incorporating our lovely fingering-weight hand-dyed silks from Tell Tale Yarn Co. If you would like to order any...

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Free Pattern: Darcy Beanie -- The Chesapeake Needle

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Free Pattern: Darcy Beanie -- The Chesapeake Needle

How cute is this FREE Beanie pattern from The Chesapeake Needle? Made with one skein of Blacker Tamar DK, the pattern is perfect for men or women, and makes an amazing gift! Download the free pattern from Lindsey's Ravelry Page here, or for .25 on her Etsy page here. Through the end of April, 2017, we are offering 10% off Blacker Tamar DK with the code "darcybeanie10." Enjoy this free pattern made in a luxurious and beautiful yarn!   

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Great Ideas: Silk Yarns Inspiration and Explanation

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Great Ideas: Silk Yarns Inspiration and Explanation

Beautiful silk yarns can be both exciting, and intimidating. Most of us don't regularly work with silk, and because it can also be expensive, it's natural to be cautious and selective when picking out a silk yarn to use. At Fairlight Fibers, we carry multiple types of silk and silk-blend yarns. Each has its own pretty properties. This post should help you to distinguish between our different silk yarns, and to determine which one is perfect for your project.  History Persian Sasanian Silk Samite cloth dating to Circa 960 Silk is produced by silkworms, which spin the silk to make...

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