Webs Emerging Designer eBook
Webs – America’s Yarn Store invited me to design a small collection of crocheted accessories featuring their own Yalley Yarns. The ebook, Valley Yarns Emerging Designer Series Featuring Angelia Robinson, is the first of many to come by up-and-coming designers and is now available for download. I was given the option of choosing from among the entire line of Valley Yarns, and it was indeed a difficult choice. In the end, I let my local climate inspire my selection of cotton and tencel blends. You see, when you get Los Angeles yarn lovers together, someone will inevitably lament that it never gets cold enough for us to wear most of the beautiful things we make with wool. So this collection is dedicated to warm weather crocheters here in Southern California and everyplace welcoming Spring and Summer.
The first piece in the collection is the Infinity Cowl. (See photo above.) It’s crocheted in Valley Yarns Colrain using the Grey Olive colorway. This cowl features a very unusual construction technique. Instead of starting at one end or the other, it begins in the center with a round of linked circle motifs. Stay tuned for a tutorial on linked circle motifs. The piece can be worn simply around the neck or over the head as a snood. Colrain’s merino/tencel blend has a soft hand and a wonderful silk-like sheen with just enough warmth for an windy Spring day. With this eye catching cowl you can accessorize almost any jacket or top.
Next in the collection is the Ladder Ponchette crocheted in Valley Yarns Longmeadow in the Fuschia colorway. This piece features a simple but unusual ladder mesh pattern stitch. It is worked in two pieces then seamed. With the easy pattern stitch and simple construction, the Ladder Ponchette would make a perfect weekend project or a quick gift.
The star of this collection by far is the Pear Trellis Shawl. This showstopper is crocheted from the top down in Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel/Colrain Lace in the Navy colorway. Stayed tuned for more on the foundation stitch technique I used to start this piece rather than hundreds and hundreds of base chains.
I selected a traditional pineapple lace stitch pattern then added a bold yet delicate mesh border as a finishing touch. Whether you wear it over a floral dress on as shown in the photo to the left or over jeans and a tank on a cool Summer night, you’re sure to look stunning wrapped in this gorgeous piece.
I really loved designing this collection for Webs, and I hope you’ll enjoy crocheting the pieces just as much. For more information about the eBook, check out Webs blog, or click HERE to get your very own copy today.