My last two magazine designs for this winter were published today and, I have to say, I think they might be my favourites for the year. Both appear in this month's Crochet Now, which has "stash busting" as its main theme. As a relentless hoarder of random bits of yarn, it felt particularly apt to be involved in this issue...
The first design is a divinely soft, lacy scarf called "Floss". For the sample in the magazine I used Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Rowan Fine Lace, with 2.5mm and 3.0mm hooks. If that sounds tiny, don't worry - the scarf works up much faster than you'd think. The yarn goes a really long way too, so you won't need much of it.
If you've followed me on instagram for a while, Floss will probably look familiar. I first made an ombre version of it back in April. The feedback then was really positive, so I hope to see lots of you making your own version of this design!
The second design is for a little baby jacket and I just want to squeeze the little model CN have used for the pictures!!!
I'm particularly pleased with the construction of this jacket. It's worked flat in one piece, then quickly and easily seamed up at the sides and under the arms. Again, the idea is that you use up leftover yarn in whatever colours you happen to have lying around. We used four contrasting colours of Sublime cashmerino, plus a trim in white and grey to give the whole thing a neat finish.
Issue 9 of Crochet Now is in UK shops now, or you can buy a digital version through any of the platforms listed on CN's where to buy page.