Design Wars :: Boutique Midnight ::

Posted by vicki brown on

I'm back competing in the Design Wars Challenge again this week. I'm up against the lovely Alessandra of Just Be Happy Crochet and we're using Red Heart Yarns, Boutique Midnight.

I really really loved using this yarn, it's so thick and chunky and yet lightweight so it's easy to use and not too heavy to work with especially if you're making something big.

I designed the Minerva Wrap for this challenge, it's warm and snug, versatile and so much fun to whip up. The wrap is worked almost entirely using treble (double) crochet, with a little bit of double (single) crochet, worked from the centre out it grows quickly to form a large accessory perfect for cool autumn days (not unlike today in fact!).

It can be worn in a variety of ways, as simple wrap, thrown over your shoulders or pinned in place on especially blustery days, as a super chunky scarf, hung open at the front like an open fronted cardigan, or my favourite is to put the points at the front and back, so it looks like a double sided shawl! However you choose to wear it it certainly serves it's purpose at keeping off the chill.

Competition is stiff as always this week, here's Alessandra's beautiful Pineapple Knot Vest ::

The patterns themselves will go on sale on Thursday in the meantime you can go cast your vote for your favourite on the Design Wars blog and if you leave a comment over there you also get a chance to win a 30 day subscription to their Love it Membership.
You can find the listing for my shawl over on ravelry if you fancy adding it to your favourites.

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