Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fox and The Grapes Knitting Pattern and Kit for Sale

Fox and The Grapes is a triangular shaped shawl worked from the bottom up. The pattern is worked on the both right and wrong sides, but it is easy enough to memorize and knit. I named it Fox and The Grapes because I can see foxes and grapes in the pattern. Can you see them?

Pattern includes charts and written directions. If you would like to add beads to your shawl, instructions are included as to where to place the beads.

Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed: Any sock yarn (see table for yardage needed).
I used Rendezvous Silky Sensation 50% Merino wool/50% Silk.
For 8 repeats size sample I used Sofia colorway 1 skein (100g, 400 yards).
For 12 repeats size sample I used Wine Burgundy colorway 2.05 skeins (205 g, 820 yards).

Finished Sizes (in blocking board):
8 Repeats: 110 cm (43.3") across top edge, 60 cm (23.6") depth.
12 Repeats: 166 cm (65.4") across top edge, 89 cm (35") depth.

Needle: At least 24" long circular needles size 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.5 mm (US 7).

Notions: Stitch markers, 3.5 mm crochet hook for cast on option 2, crochet hook for beading (optional), beads (optional).

Level: Advanced.

All posts about this projects and more photos: click here.

How to Buy: 
1. The Pattern only: Pattern is 19 pages in PDF includes charts and written directions.
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Shawl Collection to Knit 3 e-book (Dandelion on A Meadow, Princess and The Pea, Fox and The Grapes, Upcoming New Pattern).
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2. The Kit: You get the PDF pattern and the yarn(s). You can choose the color of the yarn here.
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The pattern will be email to your email address and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.


Info about the yarn: 
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 50% Merino/50% Silk
Yardage/Weight: approx. 400 yds / 100g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

Monday, July 15, 2013

FO: Fox and The Grapes

I made 2 samples out of this pattern. The first sample was small sample (8 repeats) using only 1 skein of my Rendezvous Silky Tempatation in Sofia colorway. I love this color so much. It is deep solid purple and shows the pattern very well.

I didn't put any beads on this shawl because I didn't know whether I like the result of the pattern or not, so it was better not to put effort to add the beads. There was always probability that I had to unravel the whole thing if I didn't like it.

And the result?

Pattern: Fox and The Grapes (Small - 8 Repeats)
Source: here
Quantity: 1 skein (100g, 400 yards)
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4), 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle
Start Date: 5 February 2013
Finish Date: 15 February 2013
Finished Size on Blocking Board: : 110 cm (43.3") across top edge, 60 cm (23.6") depth.

Stunning isn't it? I love the result so much and starting to work on the pattern. While I was working on the pattern, I got the idea of using different cast on to imitate the look of the loop-edging like the one on my Narnia.

Right after I finished write the pattern, I immediately working on my second sample. This time I used 2 skeins of Rendezvous Silky Temptation in Burgundy Wine to make larger shawl (in the end, I run out of yarn and had to use a bit of the third skein).

I didn't have the patient to wait for my beads to arrive, so I had to use whatever color I have. Luckily, I have round size 6/0 seed beads in color "Silver Lined Crystal" (Color Code: 21). However, I didn't have enough quantity to use for large sample. So, I decided to combine with 6/0 Toho Seed Beads 30-Silver-Lined Milky Pomegranate (Color Code: 28).

I must say that I love the look of the loopy edging, although it took forever to cast-on. Funny enough I was quite enjoying the process of cast-on, although I had to unravel twice before I finally like the result. I was in the dilemma whether I had write the pattern using this kind of cast-on or not. I was worry that nobody wants to do it. In the end, I decided to write both cast-on options.

Here is the result:

Pattern: Fox and The Grapes (Medium - 12 Repeats)
Source: here
Quantity: 2.05 skein (205g, 820 yards)
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4), 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle
Start Date: 22 March 2013
Finish Date: 11 April 2013
Finished Size on Blocking Board: : 166 cm (65.4") across top edge, 89 cm (35") depth.