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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Crescent Bay

Catherine who owns Caterpillargreen Yarns is a yarn dyeing genius. As a former indie dyer I know how much hard work dyeing yarn is and dyeing striping yarns is even more work. Caterpillargreen Yarns specialise in yarns that are designed to work with shawls which have rows which gradually get longer. They're specifically dyed to work well for top down triangular shawls with a centre spine and I first used this yarn in my Amalfi shawl.

Crescent Bay shows off the cleverly dyed Caterpillargreen yarn to perfection. Rainbow ombre stripes are separated by grey in a shallow, asymmetrical triangular crescent. Beaded picots add a touch of glamour.

Caterpillargreen Yarns are very sought after and not easy to get hold of. I recommend you sign up to their newsletter so you will get informed of future shop updates. But if you're desperate to knit Crescent Bay and can't get hold of Caterpillargreen yarn, you can of course use one colour for the grey garter stitch sections and another colour or several colours for the coloured lace sections. There are 10 coloured sections in total. It would make this a perfect stash busting project or perhaps a way of using mini skeins offered by various indie dyers. You will need just under 600m in total of sock yarn (4ply/fingering weight yarn).

I used a new type of beads in this shawl. They're called Long Magatama beads and I got them from GJ Beads in Truro. But you can use regular seed beads (size 6) if you prefer. You could even use miracle beads (6mm) which you can buy from most bead shops but I buy mine from Frampton Beads. 

I've worn this shawl quite a lot already this autumn and it is one of my favourites because it wraps around your neck in a really snug way and the yarn has cashmere in it s it's soo soft. Want to knit Crescent Bay? The pattern is 25% off until Wednesday 25 November 2015. No coupon code needed. If you subscribe to my newsletter, check today's newsletter for a bigger discount. If you don't subscribe, you can subscribe here. I have regular offers and you'll be the first to know about new stuff happening!

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