Stellar Stripes Knit Shawl

This free knit shawl pattern is one that I designed for the Winter 2014 issue of Love of Knitting. For that issue, the editor asked me to design a striped shawl that was on trend and could also be made in crochet. Mission Accepted!

This pattern has gotten a lot of attention from both Ravelry members andFacebook Friends. Many of you have asked me when it would be available for purchase. Well, good news is that it is available now and it is FREE!

Let me tell you about the yarn I used for both shawls. I got to use one of my favorite yarns byBijou Basin Ranch named Sport. It is 100% yak! The colors are rich and look lovely coupled together. No matter if you use the same two colors I used or mix and match from the other available colors. You can’t go wrong; and you only need one hank of each color!

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Stellar Stripes Crochet Shawl

This free crochet shawl pattern is one that I designed for the Winter 2014 issue of Love of Crochet. For that issue, the editor asked me to design a striped shawl that was on trend and could also be made in knitting. Mission Accepted!

Stellar Stripes Crochet Shawl Free Pattern by Marly Bird

This pattern has gotten a lot of attention from both Ravelry members and Facebook Friends. Many of you have asked me when it would be available for purchase. Well, good news is that it is available now and it is FREE!

Let me tell you about the yarn I used for both shawls. I got to use one of my favorite yarns by Bijou Basin Ranch named Sport. It is 100% yak! The colors are rich and look lovely coupled together. No matter if you use the same two colors I used or mix and match from the other available colors. You can’t go wrong; and you only need one hank of each color!

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Crochetville’s Amy Shelton, National Crochet Month Designer Blog Tour

Crochetville’s Amy Shelton, National Crochet Month Designer Blog Tour creators visited the Yarn Thing podcast with crochetville logoMarly Bird today.

Crochetville began in 2004, grew and outgrew it’s original format! Starting as a free message board, folks could communicate, sharing and encouraging each other. It had to switch from that format because the site was continually crashing, to a paid site for nominal fee. It continues to grow, with an added blog. and has become popular on Facebook with almost 260,000 fans.  [Read more…]

The Return of Designer, Teacher Andi Smith

The Return of Designer, Teacher Andi Smith was our theme today, it’s been a couple of years since she was on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.AndiSmith profile

Right off the bat, Marly revealed a big secret of Andi’s: She’s a crocheter! Andi is known for her book, Big Foot Knits, published in 2013 by Cooperative Press, but she says crochet is what she does to relax. She loves the old Victorian-styled doilies.

Andi Smith is from the Yorkshire area of England, she came to the US for school. She went back to England and came back to the the States where she met and married her husband. An acquaintance gave her name to someone from Ohio looking for sample knitters, [Read more…]