The Crochet Rabbithole

I am primarily a knitter, but when summer approaches, crochet edges its way into my soul. Some years the urge is stronger than others.

Several years ago, my friends at Kelbourne Woolens introduced me to #summerofcrochet and it stuck with me. It’s completely apropos that this summer I kick off my crochet with the Fibre Company’s new yarn, Luma!
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Luma is a gorgeous, all-seasons, blend of wool, cotton, silk and linen. First I knit with it and now even more in love, am crocheting with it.

Ravelry provided me with the perfect pattern, the aptly named Rabbithole Cardigan. I immediately and happily jumped in. The pattern is self-described as a recipe. It’s a like a granny square cardigan, so simple and really fun construction. And it is totally boho chic!

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Unconsciously, I chose to match my logo. And my current hair color. Who is really surprised? There are many lovely color combos, or you can choose to stick with just one.

You should join me down this particular rabbithole. Would I lead you astray?

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Gift Crochet: Breda’s Cowl

Now through Thanksgiving, we’re featuring patterns that are just as much fun to make as they are to receive. Stop by, pick up some yarn, and cast on your holiday gifts today! Click here to see all the patterns in this series.

Breda’s Cowl

We’ve called this series “gift knitting” because it’s our most popular fiber craft, but that doesn’t mean we’re leaving those who crochet out in the cold! Today’s pattern is a crochet cowl that’s easy to make and sure to please.

Find this pattern as a free Ravelry download (you did join our group, didn’t you?) and crochet it in your three favorite shades of The Fibre Company Organik (one skein each color).

Gift Knitting: Palomino Mittens

Now through Thanksgiving, we’re featuring patterns that are just as much fun to make as they are to receive. Stop by, pick up some yarn, and cast on your holiday gifts today! Click here to see all the patterns in this series.

Palomino Mittens

Kick your winter knitting up a notch with these cabled mittens. Dense and warm, these woolly mitts will be a welcome upgrade from the drugstore acrylic gloves your friend is used to.

Find the pattern in November Knits. If you missed our book signing earlier this month, we’ve got copies available in the store. Knit it in three skeins of The Fiber Company Organik for luxurious softness and warmth.

From the pattern author:

Perfect for keeping fingers toasty while raking leaves or doing other autumnal chores, these mittens are knitted from a lovely, yet basic, worsted-weight wool. The texture-rich design features a meandering pattern of traveling twisted stitches and cables that show the yarn to its best advantage. A slightly denser-than recommended gauge ensures durability and warmth while small details, such as the purled thumb and ribs that extend into the cables, create a refined look to the rustic hand-wearing yarn.

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