Friday 26 August 2016

Foxgloves published

Good morning lovely sunny world.

I've finally published the Foxgloves pattern, as a e-book and also 3 separate patterns.
You can find the Foxglove pattern collection e-book HERE on Ravelry

The cover is a little bit brash, but I really like it, so I've decided to use it anyway.

The Foxglove collection was inspired by one of my favourite dog walks on the top of Countisbury Hill, Exmoor.
In early summer the hill is covered with wild foxgloves,  It changes colour with the seasons and time of day, especially at sunset when viewed from Lynmouth when it turns golden orange, I can see the hill from my bedroom window, so watch it every day, it really is a magical place.
I was lucky enough to be given a skein of Scrumptious 4 ply magenta and Vivacious 4 ply - mixed magentas from one of my favourite yarn suppliers Jeni at Fyberspates, the colours were perfect foxglove colour, so I have used them as a starting point for all three designs.
You can find all the Fyberspates stockists HERE
I've also used yarn from my other 3 favourite suppliers Skein Queen, John Arbon Textiles and The Little Grey Sheep, plus some Drops Alpaca, Cascade 220 fingering, King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply and Artesano Alpaca/Silk 4 ply

The collection contains three blanket patterns and focuses on colour rather then crochet techniques.
The blankets are all made with the same 2 motif designs and the same layout, but 3 different colour techniques, random, watercolour and a rainbow watercolour.
The patterns contain detailed colour instructions and swatch photographs to help you match colours, I have also added lists of yarns used were I can.
All the sample blankets are made using 4 ply, but I have include weights and measurements for a DK version, so you can either make a 4 ply lap blanket or a DK bed sized blanket or both :-)
The motif patterns are all written in UK and US crochet terms, so hopefully I have covered all bases.
Each blanket has a set of step by step construction charts, plus 2 extra colour variations.
The book contains a uncoloured layout chart for you to print out and colour some new variations of your own.
Hopefully I have included enough information to help everyone who is anxious about choosing colours for themselves.

So without further ado here are the 3 blankets.....

Foxgloves - semi random colour placement
You can find the single pattern HERE on Ravelry

Countisbury Hill - watercolour technique
You can find the single pattern HERE on Ravelry.

Rainbow over the Foreland
You can find the single pattern HERE on Ravelry.

You can also find all the patterns in my Craftsy, Etsy and Love Knitting pattern shops.

I hope you enjoy the patterns an I'd love to here what you think.
Happy crocheting 
love Amanda

Tuesday 9 August 2016


I'm sorry I haven't been around much recently.
I'm busily working away in the background working on my 3 new Foxglove blankets, the blankets are all finished and I'm now working on the patterns.
I'm completely obsessed as I'm trying to produce something completely different to the normal crochet pattern, it focuses on colour rather than crochet, even though it contains 3 blanket patterns.
Trying to work out how to make it easy for you to understand is taking up all  nearly all my time and mind space.

I hope to get the patterns published in a pdf booklet in the next couple of weeks, in the meantime here are a few wip photo's to tempt you :-)