Friday, June 28, 2013

Invictus Yarns now has a blog of its own!

You can also check out the Invictus Yarns Facebook pageTwitter account and Ravelry group for the latest happenings with the shop!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New items added to the shop today, including a new base!  Tenacity is an 80/20 merino/silk blend with a generous 600 yds/150 gr!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I'm back from my first ever fiber event and have re-loaded the shop with some goodies!

Here's a peek of some of the items now available:

Check out the Invictus Yarns group on Ravelry for info on updates and specials. 
Members who share an FO pic linked to any of the Invictus Yarns bases by 31 Dec 2012 will earn a coupon for 20% off their next purchase!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Added a few more items to the shop today!  A new worsted base is also in the mix.  : D

Saturday, June 30, 2012

A few more pics from a recent update at the shop!

Friday, June 8, 2012

I've started an on-line shop selling my hand-dyed yarn!

 Check out Invictus Yarns!

I have also set up a PayPal gift Certificate!

For a preset $ 27 GC, use this button:

A peek at of some of the yarn I've dyed:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Seaside Cowl

Yarn Used: Malabrigo Chunky, 1 skein, colorway Brisa
Hook size: K
Gauge: 2 shells in pattern = 4 1/2 inches
Finished size as written:7.5" tall, 20.5" around

Stitches (US tems):
fsc= chainless sc foundation*
ch= chain
sl= slip stitch
sc= single crochet
dc= double crochet
sk= skip

* there are numerous tutorials on line for this technique, but you can substitute by loosely chaining and working one row of sc, if you prefer

~fsc 54 stitches
~Join w/sl to work in the round.
ch1, sc in same stitch
sc around, join w/sl to first sc

Round 1
~ch1, sc in same stitch
*sk next 2 stitches. (2dc, ch1, 2 dc) in next stitch.
sk next 2 stitches. sc in next stitch.
Repeat pattern between * until you get to last sc. Join with a sl stitch to the first sc of round.

Round 2
~ch3. dc in same stitch.
*sk next 2 dc. sc in ch1 space. sk next 2 dc.
[2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sc.*
Repeat pattern between *. sc in last ch1 space and work 2 dc in same stitch used for ch3 and dc at beginning of round. ch1 and join to top ch of ch3 w/ sl stitch to complete shell.

Round 3
~*(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sc.
sc in next ch1 space*
Repeat between * in pattern around.

Round 4
~Repeat round 2

Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until piece measures approx 6.5" from beginning. (or approx 1 inch less than desired size, ending with Round 4)

~ ch1, sc in same stitch.
*hdc in next dc
dc in next sc
hdc in next dc
sc in next dc*
sc in ch1 space
sc in next dc
Repeat between * to last stitch. sc in final stitch and join w/ sl to first sc.

Finish off.

Weave in ends and block as desired.