Yes, another Venetian Carnival Cowl. When I published this pattern, I know I mentioned that I don’t publish a pattern unless I enjoyed it immensely. So, yes, I did make another one.
I just love the Madelinetosh Merino Light, in any color! I don’t think they have a bad colorway, TBH. These buttons are actually plastic and I try to grab them whenever I see them at a store. They add no weight to the piece and are washable.
Testing is just about complete and the pattern should be out on or near August 15th. I will make it available here, so I hope you check back.
I’m liking this piece much more in Madeline Tosh Merino Light, shown here in Nebula (blue), and Nutmeg (gold) but the green (olive) was 2 strands of Malabrigo Lace held together. I think this will be a warm cowl and keep it shape with yarns that have that fuzzy halo about them. A little harder to rip back for a mistake, but worth it.
I need a cranberry one for with my charcoal coat this winter.
This is the Venetian Carnival cowl. A new crochet pattern coming end of August in time for Fall.
2 skeins Malabrigo Lace (2 strands held together)
or 1 skein madelinetosh tosh merino light (held singly)
This has to be the most practical sweater I’ve ever made and I can’t believe the pattern was free. Yes, a free pattern. It’s perfect for work and since I went up a needle size, it truly breathes. The 3/4 sleeves with the lace ends are just a small modification since I prefer upper arm coverage if I’m chilled enough to put on a sweater. I did a single crochet around the neck as a stay stitching so it won’t stretch out hung on my office chair.
I tend to make some of the same things over and over and that’s when I know people might also enjoy the pattern. If I can’t make it at least a few times, in several yarns, I doubt people will enjoy it. Here is the Blossomy pattern, again, in some leftover Madelinetosh Sock from Annalisa’s Shawl.
I have a new pattern being tested right now that should be out before the month is over. It’s not a hard pattern, but has enough twists and turns to be a quick challenge. The feedback so far has been positive and I’ve made two and can’t imagine parting with either. It’s written for sock yarn, but for a warmer or faster project, you could just move up to a heavier yarn and go up a few hook sizes. The body part will go faster, too.