Monday, April 4, 2011

KISS Triangle Shawlette - Free Pattern!

I am publishing this free pattern today! The KISS (Keep It Simply Satisfying) Triangle Shawlette can be made in any size with any yarn you wish. It's more of a recipe style pattern in that regard. I have made 3 so far in 3 sizes and started a RED one today that will be a full-size shawl.

The link for downloading a PDF in Ravelry is in the sidebar.

Be sure to get the free KISS Row Counter Page.pdf! This sheet was made specifically for this pattern - but can also be used to count anything with 10 rows or less. It's link is in the sidebar. Do a right-click and save as (for pc). See the post before this one for how to use it.

Yarn: fingering wt yarn (sock yarn, etc…) -
blue model uses: (blue/purple) Araucania Ranco Multy #304, - 1 skn= (375 yds)#5 US (3.75mm)
Teal model: Colinette Jitterbug “Jay” #85 - 1 skn (320 yds); #7 Addi Turbo circular
Kerchief size model: Koigu Mori (50% silk/50% wool) 1 skn (185 yds); #3 (3.25mm) Addi circ
 (adjust needles to yarn and personal preference as to drape)

    Teal model was my beta. LOVE this colorway!

Kerchief - you can really see how easy the crocheted edging would make blocking - using wires was soooo easy to do! And fast! Waiting for it to dry on the other hand.....

 Soooo- hop on over and grab the pattern. Enjoy!

KISS Triangle Shawlette - Row Counter Page

Be sure to get the free KISS Row Counter Page.pdf! This sheet was made specifically for the KISS Triangle Shawlette pattern (free - see sidebar for link) - but can also be used to count anything with 10 rows or less. Download the pdf for the Shawlette pattern Row Counter - it’s in the sidebar.

How to USE the Row Counter Page:
When you see the pattern, you will understand how to use this page! It's logical!

The 'G' and 'S' row that you see across the top of the numbers stand for 'Garter' and 'Stockinette'. The numbers doing down vertically represent the rows of garter and stockinette in each 10-row section. The grayed circles represent the eyelet rows in the stockinette section.

All you have to do is mark through each number as you complete a row. Easy! The pattern is easy to memorize, too. KISS means Keep It Simply Satisfying!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge #1

The Lovely Linda Ledbetter has granted wishes and continues to host Challenges on her web site! This round is called Grungy Monday - where every Monday she will post that week's challenge.

This is my first entry "Time to Begin". Our challenge is from Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2008, Tag #10. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink with gold pearls (mixed in a Mini Mister as instructed). Whoa! That is such a cool technique! I love how it shimmers! The mask is a TH - the large clock face. I followed all Tim's steps for this and then over stamped the whole tag in sepia Archival ink with the large text stamp from his new Papillon set.

Next thing was to stamp, emboss on grunge board and cut out the clock face. I stamped each word with letter stamps onto some old paper I had from 1975! It was kind of crackily so I had to be careful with it - especially inking the edges. Added some metal embellies and and lens from my stash. Used my Tiny Attacher to add the ribbon at the top behind the Prima flowers and a brad from my stash.

What fun! I didn't think I was going to make it - busy, weird week - but here it is!