Tuesday, March 31, 2015

As Seen in Interweave Crochet Spring 2015

This post contains affiliate links*.

Here's a new little pattern of mine, just published in Interweave Crochet Spring 2015:

Rampant Arch Headband by Sue Perez
Image copyright Interweave/Harper Point Photography

The Rampant Arch Headband starts with a small section of super-stretchy back loop slip stitch, then morphs into the climbing arches which give the pattern its name. (A "rampant arch" is an arch of which one support is higher than the other.) Unstretched, the arches look like little half-hearts. Stretched, they take on an elegant, filigree-like appearance. Either way, Rampant Arch is a quick, fun spring project. Choose a sproingy yarn that gives good stitch definition, like the Plymouth Merino Superwash used here.

Rampant Arch Headband by Sue Perez
Image copyright Interweave/Harper Point Photography

Interweave Crochet Spring 2015 is chock-full of amazing patterns, from Suzann Thompson's jaw-droppingly lovely Dogwood cover scarf, to Doris Chan's ultra-feminine Sapphire Sweater, Jenny King's striking Open Cubes Vest, and more.

From left to right: Dogwood Scarf by Suzann Thompson; Sapphire Sweater by Doris Chan; Open Cubes Vest by Jenny King
Images copyright Interweave/Harper Point Photography

For some super-helpful tips on masculine-appropriate crochet, be sure to read Peter Franzi's excellent back page article "Chain Male: Designing for Guys".

Click here to get your digital or paper copy of Interweave Crochet Spring 2015.

Not a crocheter? Check out Interweave's other fabulous magazines and products. Here's a little something you can use on anything in the Interweave store:

(Note: According to the affiliate link website, this coupon is good from March 30 to April 2, 2015. But if you click on the link it takes you to a page that says "April Fool's Day / Today Only". I'm not sure which is correct, but if there's something you've been wanting from the Interweave Store, I recommend getting over there sooner rather than later.)

Happy almost April!


*What is an affiliate link? In this case, a special link that tells Interweave I sent you. Clicking on one of the links above will take you to Interweave's website; if you happen to buy something while you're there, Interweave will send me a few pennies by way of thanks. Because I might possibly make some money out of this, federal law requires that I tell you about it up front.

This is the first dip of the Micawber toe into these commercial waters, and I'm a bit nervous about it. Adding a coupon to my blog post feels a bit like putting up a billboard in my living room before inviting company over. I hope it doesn't make you uncomfortable; it probably won't happen very often. (About as often as I publish a pattern, in fact.)

But since the coupon is there, I hope you can take advantage of it! :)

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