I recently met an amazing woman and wonderful designer: Lindsey Stephens of Poetry In Yarn. She is super fun, and her designs are delightful! She has both crochet and knit patterns, many for sale, and some free as well.
I made the flower from her Flower Necklace pattern. I made it a bit bigger and with a looser gauge than in the pattern because I want to hand stitch it onto a piece of felt and attach it to a headband for one of my daughters. It will be adorable! The pattern was very well written and easy to follow.
Here is a little of what Lindsey has to say about herself:
“Lindsey Stephens is a crochet designer and Professional Member of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) as well as a member of The National Needlearts Association (TNNA). She has had her designs published in a national magazine as well as by yarn companies, and has taught needle arts and crafting classes in a variety of venues. Lindsey learned to crochet while on a three day road trip when her family relocated from her home state of Texas to Connecticut. When she first arrived in Connecticut, Lindsey owned 2 skeins of yarn. She has been steadily adding to her stash ever since.
Poetry in Yarn is the result of Lindsey’s love of expression and experimentation in fiber arts and her desire to share her discoveries with others.”
Here are a selection of her patterns, both knit and crochet, some free and some for sale. Below are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something that the designer has to say about them.
1) Rue’s Song Cowl
Rue’s Song Cowl is the knit incarnation of strength and beauty. An oversized cowl features leaf motifs surrounding a center ring of flowers. Rue’s Song is large enough to form a wrap or hood on it’s own, or it can be doubled over for additional protection against the wind and chill.
2) Fiona Mitts
These fingerless mitts are the perfect bit of luxury. The cushy soft cashmere provides warmth for this elegant item. A stretchy stitch pattern means the mitt conforms comfortably to your hand for a perfect fit. Crochet short rows provide delicate wrist shaping.
3) Beads on Beret
To bead, or not to bead? That is the question with this versatile, slouchy beret! Including options for both versions, this pattern appeals to the modern chic and glamorous alike.
4) Dreidel Bowl
A Dreidel Bowl makes a fantastic gift for anyone you know who celebrates Chanukah. This quick and fun holiday project is worked in continuous rounds, with basic color changes. Fill your bowl with chocolate gelt or use it as a bread or fruit basket.
5) Lush Angora Cap
This was really a case of the yarn inspiring the project. When I first felt this yarn, I knew it would be perfect for warm, snuggly winter wear. It was so soft and would keep the wearer warm. A close fitting hat would be perfect!
6) Drift Ice Shawl
Worked from the center top outwards, the shawl is easily customizable for size – simply work as many repeats as you like, and finish with the pint-sized picots!
7) Cinnamon Sticks Hat
Cinnamon Sticks Hat is a sophisticated hat you can make in a snap. It works up quickly in sport weight yarn, while the understated post stitch design, reminiscent of piles of cinnamon sticks, works equally well in bright variegated yarns or more subtle shades.
9) Learn it, Love it, Knit Lace Scarf
Everyone loves the look of knit lace, and getting those gorgeous results can be easier than you might think. This beautiful scarf is designed to be a primer in knitting lace.
Don’t forget to check out some of the other great Round Ups that have happened in Blogland over the last week!
Guess what? You can win a free pattern of your choice from Lindsey’s pattern store! Just enter here.
To enter the Poetry In Yarn Pattern Giveaway you must be at least 18 years of age. The winner will be notified by email and will have 1 week to respond to receive a code for 1 free pattern (not eBook) from Lindsey Stephens’ pattern store. If the winner does not reply in 1 week, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends at the end of day eastern time on August 4th. Pattern code expires August 31st, 2015.
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