Stylecraft Blog Tour



A very warm welcome to the Stylecraft Blog Tour!

I hope you enjoyed stopping off with Anne and Michelle at Crochet Between the Worlds yesterday and seeing how they made use of the gorgeous Batik yarn pack.

Tomorrow the tour will be moving on to see the lovely Sarah from Annaboo's House, but in the meantime, let me show you what I've been up to...

As you'll probably know, if you've been following along with the tour, the four yarn packs all feature the lovely new variegated version of the Batik yarn, called Batik Elements.  I've worked with Batik yarn a few times now and not only is it a beautiful to look at, it's great for crochet projects as flows over the hook smoothly and makes deliciously plump and full stitches.



I opted for the pack which showed off the Elements Iron (1930) colour, which is wonderfully warm and tonal.  Stylecraft have added a lovely selection of colours from the Batik range which compliment this colour perfectly and the whole palette felt really cozy and autumnal to me.

So I decided to do something that I've been meaning to do for quite a while, and make another version of my Sophie wrap.  I came up with the original pattern a couple of years ago, inspired by the work of the truly amazing Sophie Digard.
(If you haven't seen her work before, do have a quick peek, it'll blow your mind!)




My scarf isn't nearly as intricate as that great artist's work of course, but even so, it's always been a favourite of mine.  I made the original in beautiful cool and calm colours which co-ordinated perfectly with a coat I had at the time.  The coat has now moved on but I still wear this scarf quite a lot and, (if you'll forgive the boast), I get lots of lovely compliments on it.  So I always liked the idea of making a second one some day.

When these colours arrived I could see I'd been presented the perfect chance and I'm really pleased with how it came out.


The Sophie pattern is still available and to celebrate this blog tour, I'm offering a 20% discount from Ravelry store purchases to the end of the month!  So if you would like to purchase a copy and make your own 'Sophie' then please click the link below.

Sophie Pattern

 20% discount
(Offer ends 31st October 2017 - Midnight BST)
Offer now closed.

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Yarn Pack: Batik in Rose, Cherry, Coral, Old Gold, Heather, Graphite and Batik Elements in Iron (x4)

Yarn Giveaway

Win your own Batik Yarn Pack!

Thanks to the lovely people at Stylecraft, I'm really excited to say that I'm also able to offer you a chance to win all the yarn that you'll need to make this pattern.  Just click on the link below to enter.

(Open for entries until 10am BST on 20th October 2017)

Competition now closed.

Congratulations to the winner!


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Keep following the Stylecraft Blog Tour...
Don't forget to pop over and see Sarah of Annaboo's House tomorrow.  I know she has something very pretty in store for you as well as another chance to win!


#StylecraftBlogstars


Updated to add:  
I just wanted to add how I'd used the pack colours in the Sophie pattern...
I used 1 ball of each of the 7 colours on the main part of the scarf, and then used the extra balls of 'Iron' (the Batik Elements colour) for the border.

S x



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  1. Love your blog, always follow, great ideas and inspiration as always for all the Stylecraft Blogstars. You are all stars in your own right. Sending much love. Happy hooking xxx

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  2. Hi Sandra, this scarf is gorgeous! Loving the colours and it also looks nice and soft ;) Lovely inspiration as usual, have a great day xx

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  3. Lovely scarf! You are so inspiring! Irune

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  4. This looks beautiful Sandra. I already have your Sophie pattern and all the motifs made up ready to join. I must get on with it!

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  5. Your scarf is beautiful Sandra! These colours are perfect for autumn, they are so rich.

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  6. I love this pattern, beautiful colors !

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  7. It is very Sophie Digard, and really beautiful. Her scarves seem to be from very fine yarns and threads that we don't have access to, and I think they are made overseas where labour costs are cheaper; still cost an arm and a leg though. Your fabric is lovely and flowing and drapey. I think there will be complements coming your way when you wear this version for sure. My current 'autumn' scarf is always too warm for autumn as it is too thick so I end up wearing it in the winter.

    Sara

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    1. Yes exactly, they are stunning aren't they? I secretly wish I could face making one just like like from such fine threads, but I dread to think how long it would take. This version was a bit more manageable! ;)

      S x

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  8. This pattern is lovely and I'm looking forward to making it, so thanks for keeping the discount active until the end of the month. I'll buy it then. I love your scarf, but may use different colours (unless I win the draw, of course ). I haven't seen your blog before and will be back to catch up a bit. Thanks again. ! Linne

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  9. Just lovely, I have just purchased the pattern. Thanks

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  10. I can’t believe I’ve missed the first 4 days, gorgeous scarf though.

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    1. Yes, it's a really good selection this year isn't it?

      S x

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  11. I’ve bought the pattern which is gorgeous. Did you use all 4 balls of Iron for the border as I’m about to order the wool? Thanks x

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    1. Oh thank you!! I ended up using 3 balls of the Iron. Actually, I almost got away with only needing two, but needed to to break open the third ball to finish, so I suppose it's better to be safe and say 3!

      S x

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  12. Fabulous scarf with beautiful colours. Just disappointed that the pattern was not made available for free (even for a short time) as was dove by the other blog stars.

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  13. Beautiful scarf. Beautiful colours. Sweet, beautiful you. xxxxxxx

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  14. Your scarf has worked up beautifully in these colours... like rows of jewels. Managing to catch up with some blogs eventually this morn because, well, half term!

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