Design Wars :: Heart and Sole ::

Posted by vicki brown on

I'm so excited to be participating in another Design Wars Challenge. This week I'm up against Cara Louise of Heritage Heartcraft, using Red Heart Yarns, Heart and Sole.

Heart and Sole is a sock yarn, which contains aloe vera! It's fabulous, I love the stripey colour changes and the way it slides easily over the hook when being worked.

However I decided not to make socks for this challenge. You know me, I love socks, but I wanted to do something different. Inspired by the pointy leaves of the aloe vera plant itself I designed a shawl, that's long and thin, making it easy to wrap round your neck and wear as a scarf. Which is generally how I tend to wear my shawls.

It's worked from side to side, using half treble and double crochet stitches, increasing as you go to work up those points. I absolutely love it and have been wearing mine non stop since it came off the blocking board.

My challenger Cara Louise has designed this gorgeous lacy vest top. It's going to be a tough fight this week!

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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