I like to say, “We might be Knitting Fever, but crochet makes us shiver in delight!”
Sometimes people get confused by our name and think we’re focused exclusively on knitting. The truth is our company was founded, and named, back in the 1970s before “craft neutral” names came into fashion. Now I admit we are weighted toward knitting, but we do have crochet pattern support for our yarns.
Along with our website redesign we’ve been working to improve the search function to make our crochet patterns easier to find.
But what am I babbling on about? That’s not the point of this blog post! The point of this blog post is to make sure you know two of the patterns in the Winter 2013 issue of Crochet! Magazine use Noro yarns.
The digital version of the magazine is available from the Crochet! website. The print version should be in stores starting Oct. 8.
The first pattern is this great “Infinity Ripple Cowl” by Marty Miller.
It uses three skeins of Noro Kureyon, a 100% Wool yarn available in 26 colors.
The version in the magazine is show in color #277-Fuchsia, teal, red, and purple.
Doesn’t it look cozy? The skill level is marked “easy.” Add it to your Ravelry queue.
The second pattern is this charming beret.
The “Points of Diamonds Beret” was designed by Linda Dean.
It uses two skeins of Silk Garden Lite, a silk/mohair/lambswool blend available in 21 colors.
The skill level on the beret is “intermediate.” Wearing it will add some color to a gloomy winter day. Add it to your Ravelry queue.
Knowing how to both knit and crochet really expands your project options. It’s good for your hands to have a variety of projects on the go because you make different motions depending on which craft you’re doing, or even the size of the hooks and needles being used.
Swing by your local yarn store to find the yarns and look into lessons for learning a new craft or technique!