Unicorn CAL

The other day, when I clicked open the Pinterest-app on my phone, this image immediatly jumped out to me.

Of course, I immediatly clicked through and arrived on the blog of Jessie van In, a.k.a. Projectarian.

This sweet unicorn is a pattern she designed based on her years of experience of crocheting her Nomadic Galaxy Pony’s. Each time she posted a photo of on of these magnificent pony’s, she was flooded by requests for the pattern.

    
Nomadic Galaxy Pony’s Trinket, Milky Way & Obsidian © Projectarian

But she found it difficult to share the pattern, because it is not a standard one, but one that incorporates a lot of different techniques. She also had the tendency to, each time she made a pony, to change something to the pattern.
That is why she decided to create Comet, a unicorn based on her own pattern, but rediced to the basics, so everyone could make her.

Comet © Projectarian

Today, on November 21st, the pattern will officially be released in the format of a CAL or Crochet-A-Long. The full details can be found here on Comet’s page on Hooked on Sunshine.
The pattern can be bought there or you can also by it, like me, on Ravelry here.

Soon I’ll sift through my stash in search of the perfect colours to make this little one!
*sings mantra* I will not be buying more yarn. I will not be buying more yarn. I will not be buying more yarn.

Cheers,
Charlotte

P.S.: And for those wondering, no, this post was NOT sponsored.

Left-over skirts

When I had finished my June dress, I still had a fair amount of the purple fabric left. I didn’t have to think long about what I wanted to make with that: skirts!
I hoped I would have enough to make a little skirt for each of my four nieces and I did! For the youngest, Line, I did have to change the model from a lined elastic to an outside elastic to have enough length, but the end-result is super cute.

  

What is your go-to-pattern to use up fabric scraps?

Cheers,
Charlotte

Cropped cardigan for June dress

My outfit for my niece’s wedding was not yet complete simply by finishing the dress. No, I needed a cardigan to go with it. I wanted the cardigan to be short, so it kept showing of my waist and the pleats in the skirt. I also wanted a V-shaped neckline to mirror the back of the skirt. Additionally, I also got it in my head that I wanted the cardigan to have some form of lace-pattern incorporated.
These were a lot of requirements and it may come as no surprise that I couldn’t find any existing pattern ticking off all the boxes.

In the end, after a lot of hesitation and doubt, I decided that I would try to design a cardigan myself, based on the two succesful cardigans I had already knitted

   
Left: A golden Safire; Right: A bright orange Miette

I wanted to use the basic model of the Safire, but incorporate the lace-elements from the Miette.
This required a lot of calculations, trial and error, knitting and ripping back, recalculations and more knitting and ripping back. But in the end, it was all worth it, because the final result was exactly what I had in mind!

I already wore this cardigan a lot, so the yarn is getting a tiny bit fleecy. It doesn’t only fit the June dress for which it was intended, but also many other dresses in my wardrobe.

  

Initially I had only intended for the lacey bits to run around the edges, but while I was knitting I started thinking of adding a running lace-ladder across the back and the sleeves. So when I had to start over again because my gauge was off, it was the perfect time to incorporate that new idea. And doesn’t it look great?

The buttons are grey mother of pearl. The colour fits perfectly with the yarn.

  

But even unbottoned the cardigan still looks great. I’m also loving the lacey-ladder across the arms.

And now my outfit for my niece’s wedding was finished and I absolutely love it!

Cheers,
Charlotte