Snow-drop CAL Launches!
5 October 2017
At last the Snow-drop is ready for you!
As the recent Facebook poll indicted that the majority of Neaverlanders prefer the CAL format, this is how it will be released.
The CAL will consist of 7 parts. Part 1 to be released by 12 October 2017 and then the other 6 parts weekly thereafter. You will find a full schedule of release dates in the Introduction document which is now published on my blog.
The Introduction document is a very important part of the CAL. Please ensure that you download it and go through it carefully before starting. You will find lots of important information as well as links to various videos that you may find helpful.
I have used Nurturing Fibres Eco-Fusion for this project. It is a 50% cotton/50% Bamboo blend. I love working with it. My colour of choice is Vanilla. However, you can use any colour you prefer.
I am sure that there will be questions, so here are some answers in anticipation:
Can I use materials other than those specified?
Yes, you can. However, consistent tension/gauge is very important. This is especially true if you are not using the materials as specified.
The best advice I can give is that you lay your work down after each round to ensure that it is lying flat. This is a good indicator that your tension/gauge is correct. There will be times when I will indicate that the work may be a bit wavy while working a particular section. When I specifically make mention of this, then there is no need to worry – subsequent rounds will correct the wave.
This project was designed using double knit yarn (light worsted). If you use a lighter or heavier weight yarn, the size of your throw will be different to mine. Using the materials specified, the throw measures approximately 125 x 125 cm / 49 x 49".
Can I use multiple colours?
This throw has been designed especially as a one colour piece. It is very rich in texture and I love the way the single colour highlights the different textures. However, you are most welcome to use multiple colours. I would love to see what you come up with. You will need to adjust the start and end of the rounds when you are changing colour, but otherwise the pattern will be the same.
Will there be video tutorials?
Yes, there are full video tutorials for this CAL. They will be released weekly along with the written pattern. You will have access to both a right handed and a left handed version.
Can I buy a kit?
Yes, kits are available from The Purple Orange Crochet Company. This is a shop located in Fourways, South Africa. They are happy to ship internationally, however, this can be quite expensive as South Africa is so far away from most other countries. Please use the Order Form to place any orders. Please also note that all queries relating to orders must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please don't direct these queries to me as I won't be able to assist you. The Order Form details shipping costs for local South African orders. Please email them if you need a quote for international shipping.
All that remains for now is for me to thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm. This is what feeds my creativity and makes all the long hours of work worthwhile.
Sending much love to you all wherever you may be.