I've got a new crochet pattern out for you! I'm so excited about this one! This pattern makes me so happy. Start to finish, it was a wonderful project. This is Tide Wrap, available from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts.
In January I traveled to Phoenix, AZ for my first TNNA show. I met Caroline Sommerfeld of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts. The first day I was there, she and her team gave me a small sample skein. I swatched with it that night, and drew up an idea. I took it to her on the last day of the show and she was very happy with it. However, that swatch and sketch were not for this design, so, more to come...
Not long after returning home from TNNA, Ancient Arts Design Director Barb Brown asked me about the possibility of designing a 2-skein crochet pattern to be released with the June Yarnbox Classic, since Ancient Arts would be the featured yarn company. The only requirement was that I had to finish the pattern quickly.
I set to work thinking of ideas and sketching. This was the result -- a buttoned wrap with panels of filet lace separated by rows of texture. The filet panels have cresting waves in them. The texture is created by post stitches. As I was nearly finished stitching I went looking for just the right buttons for this wrap. I found real stone buttons on Etsy by Lake House Beach Glass. They were such PERFECT buttons for this wrap! I'm super excited to have 2 of them left to use for something for myself.
The yarn for this design is the fingering weight Merino/Bamboo/Nylon by Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts. This yarn is very soft and delightful to work with! You'll need 2 skeins of the yarn, a size F crochet hook, and 2 buttons (about 1" diameter).
I was able to go to the TNNA show in Columbus just a few weeks ago, but my trip was very short. I was happy to get to visit the Ancient Arts booth and see that they used this photo in a new banner that was hanging around the top edge of their booth. I was so excited to see that my design was pictured there!
If you make this wrap I sure hope you'll add photos to Ravelry and/or share them on my Facebook page. It makes my day when I see that someone loved one of my patterns enough to make it!