Wednesday, 29 February 2012

We've moved!

Hi everyone,

The free patterns listed on this blog are now available in a free downloadable PDF format in A Passionate Yarn's Pattern Store. Come and have a look at our new online location!




Friday, 10 February 2012

Geographe Bay Scarf

This scarf was conceived as a quick lace holiday knit - something that was simple but interesting enough to keep me entertained. I wrote about this scarf in mid-January in the A Passionate Yarn Blog ("the Yarn") as it was also inspired by a trip to the local yarn shop in Margaret River (in the South West of Western Australia) with my mother-in-law where the owner Justine suggested I try a beautiful yarn, Rowan Belle Organic DK. The yarn was really very soft to the touch (organic - 50% cotton, 50% wool) and had a beautiful deep pink colour. I succumbed to temptation but given I was on a yarn diet....yes, these things happen....I only purchased 2 balls. This meant I had to be creative with my two balls and a beautiful lace scarf seemed the way to go.

Photo Copyright Photograpy by AnnaBirgitte
Photo copyright Photography by AnnaBirgitte


 It's called the Geographe Bay Scarf because the pattern in the middle section reminded me of the Norfolk Pines on holiday down there and the patterns on the sides seemed to fit the sunny nature of the scarf

Norfolk Pine Treas - Photo Copyright A Passionate Yarn
Geographe Bay Scarf Photo Copyright A Passionate Yarn

 The Geographe Bay Scarf is now available for sale on Ravelry and will soon be available on the A Passionate Yarn website.




Thursday, 9 February 2012

Introducing the Claudine Beanie

This little design was inspired by memories of fields of wheat and flowers in summer with a little French twist. It is a quick, fun and feminine knit is provided in sizes 12 months, 2-5 years and adult (early teens could use the adult size). It has a soft, scalloped moss stitch brim.

Claudine Beanie copyright A Passionate Yarn, Photo copyright Photography by AnnaBirgitte
The beanie is made out of 8ply yarn and can be made in a cotton/lycra or a wool yarn (I've used Bendigo Luxury in Baby Blue (adult size) and Bendigo Spring Cotton in Spring Lily (12 months size) in the photos.

The Claudine Beanie is a straightforward lace pattern, which contains both charted and written instructions. The pattern is available now for a sale on Ravelry and will be soon available on the A Passionate Yarn website.

Claudine Beanie copyright A Passionate Yarn, Photo copyright Photography by AnnaBirgitte