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I am running a competition about your favourite designs, and I tried to entice you to share them by offering you FREE yarn! It occurred to me that perhaps I should lead the way and share some of my favourite designers and their designs. Funny, most of them are knitted. Please remember that I don’t knit but I have tried to emulate many of their designs and translate their sense of style into crochet patterns so that we crocheters would not feel left out. Some of these designs I’ve been able to secure the permission of the knit designers to try my hand at the crochet version, and some I have finished and some are in progress. And if ever there is a 10-day week I may get them all done. So here are some of my favourites. and I’m still want to know yours so please share them with me by posting to my
Remmeber I still want to know yours so please share them with me by posting to my Jenny King Designs Facebook page. Remember, I have $100 worth of the yarn of your choice from my new range to yarn to give away here!
Click on the links below to view:
L’Enveloppe by Sally Melville – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lenveloppe
I’m working on the crochet version of that as we speak with Sally’s kind permission.
NET by Vivian Høxbro – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/net-2
I worked the crochet version and called it the Vivian. We’ve met and she approved it and my version is pictured above. I had to travel to Denmark to visit with her. What a treat! We will post the pattern soon!
Sonoma Stole by Carol Sunday – http://www.sundayknits.com/sonoma.html
Clair de Lune – http://www.sundayknits.com/clairdelune.html
Carol Sunday gave me permission to recreate the Clair de Lune. I think it is wonderful. It is nearly done but I still have to write the pattern. That will take yet another day in the week just for pattern writing. This yarn is amazing!
Asymmetrical designs By Maggie Jackson – http://www.maggiknitsretailgalleria.com/shop-kits/?sort=featured&page=2
Maggie Jackson does asymmetrical brilliantly. I bought a kit from Maggie when I was in USA to crochet something inspired by this, but it is still in my stash. Her linen is wonderful.
DACAPO by Hanne Falkenberg – http://www.knit.dk/dacapo.htm
Hanne Falkenberg is another Danish designer who does great stuff. You could get lost scrolling through her designs. She is so inspiring.
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-surprise-jacket
I did the crochet version and have referenced the wonderful Elizabeth Zimmerman in my pattern.
Enjoy your browsing and Happy Hooking!
I’m back in the yarn business again. I wasn’t going to, I know, but I just couldn’t help myself. I love beautiful yarns. I can’t in all honesty say it was against my will. When I was given the opportunity to design them to my very own specifications in the colours I desire I was like a moth to a flame.
I’ve always been in the search for the perfect yarn, aren’t we all? Normally my first choice would be wool and there are many wools that I love but let’s face it I live in Queensland, Australia and there are only 6 weeks a year I can wear it, and even then I would have to stand outside, on the football field, after the sun goes down to wear it.
Sometimes I get inspired by cute things, tiny little things of beauty. And I just have to re-create them. I don’t know if that is just because I can, or maybe just to see if I can. Sometimes the impulse is too strong to ignore.
As part of the 2015 Anzac commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 5000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne.
The 5000 poppies project has been created to commemorate more than a century of service from Australian men and women in war, conflicts and peacemaking operations.