Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Pattern: Mariposa Shawl

As promised, I am now releasing my Mariposa Shawl pattern. Mariposa Shawl is a feather and fan lace shawl worked in a delicate mohair blend yarn with a beaded border and beaded picot bind off. It is worked in three sections creating a shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders.

43” wide and 16” long at the center back after blocking.

S. R. Kertzer Ovation (75% mohair 25% silk; 186 yds/170 m per 20 g ball); color: 2135; 2 balls

1 24” or longer US #6/4mm circular needle

3 stitch markers
crochet hook for provisional CO
waste yarn for provisional CO
steel crochet hook size 12
275 size 6/0 seed beads
tapestry needle to weave in ends
blocking wires and/or pins for wet blocking

20 sts/22 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan relief and promotion

After seeing so many tragic news stories recently about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I feel I need to do my part to bring relief. Current pattern promotion from March 15-31 is **buy 2 get 1 free** using coupon code **japanrelief**. Add three patterns to your cart and enter the coupon code at the end. 50% of pattern sales this month will be contributed to the Red Cross to assist the earthquake and tsunami survivors in Japan.