Interweave Crochet Winter 2017: A Winter Shade of Blue

Cool stitches play across the season’s most wearable color.


Shattered Quartz Shawl by Juliette Bezold

Tunisian lace shines in this asymmetrical shawl, inspired by the fractal geometry of quartz crystals. A linear lace pattern bends and turns as it forms the body, then wraps around to form a wide border, mirroring the quartz fracture planes.

Difficulty Extreme Focus Required

Finished Size 32” tall at widest point and 90” wide.

Yarn Manos Del Uruguay Serena (distributed by Fairmount Fibers) (60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton; 170 yd [155 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]: #S9710 alpine, 5 hanks.

Hook Size H/8 (5 mm) Tunisian hook with cable. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 22 sts (5.5 reps) and 18 rows
(9 reps) = 4” in linear lace patt, un-blocked; 16 sts (4 reps) and 14 rows
 (7 reps) = 4” in linear lace patt, blocked.


Labyrinth Sweater by Natasha Robarge

Cables interlock mysteriously in this gloriously elegant openwork sweater worked with post stitches and chain spaces.

Difficulty Extreme Focus Required

Finished Size 36 (38, 40, 42, 44)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 36”, modeled with 4” ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran (100% superwash merino wool; 150 yd [138 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]: #243 dusty blue, 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) skeins.

Hook Size J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 6 rows = 4” in cable patt (ch count as sts).


Icicle Sweater by Natasha Robarge

A fine shell pattern accentuates the flattering lines of this feminine pullover, which flows seamlessly from standing collar to bottom edge, with a shaped waist. Slightly flared sleeves with lace insets complete the look.

Difficulty Fair Amount of Focus Required

Finished Size 36.75 (38.75, 41.75, 43.5, 46.5)” bust circumference. Sample size measures 36.75”, modeled with 3.25” ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lana D’oro (50% super ne alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland wool; 219 yd [200 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]: #1064 dawn, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.

Hook Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Stitch markers, 4; yarn needle.

Gauge 20 sts (2 patt reps) = 5.75” and 7.5 rows = 4” in main patt; 17 dc and 7.5 rows = 4” in dc; blocked.


Snowcapped Cardigan by Jill Hanratty

This sweater takes the boyfriend sweater to a new place, balancing the easy fit with refined touches like a mandarin collar and a narrow contrasting edging. A horizontal band defines the waist of this zip-front, two-color textured cardigan with two patch pockets.

Difficulty Extreme Focus Required

Finished Size 38.5 (41.75, 45, 48.25, 51.5)” bust circumference, zipped. Sample measures 38.5”, modeled with 6.5” ease.

Yarn Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yd [198 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]: #6287 denim mix (MC), 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins; #6206 light gray (A), 2 skeins; #6243 navy (B), 1 skein.

Hook Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; 24” separating zipper.

Gauge 15 sts and 10 rows = 4” in main patt.


Octal Beret by Anastasia Popova

Eight six-stitch cables emerge from the crown of this beret and extend downward on a seed-stitch background.

Difficulty Some Concentration Required

Finished Size 16 (18, 20)” brim circumference.

Yarn The Fibre Company Cumbria (distributed by Kelbourne Woolens) (60% wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 238 yd [216 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]: #66 windermere, 1 (2, 2) skein(s).

Hook Size G/6 (4.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 9 sts and 7 rows = 2” in seed st.


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