Pattern Spotlight: Volta

Today I’m super pumped to show you my new shawl pattern. This is Volta:

Volta is my very first self-published crochet pattern! The Anzula Gerty yarn is the perfect choice for this crocheted shawl, the stitch definition is amazing in this yarn.

The shawl is worked from the top-down to form a triangle. The simple double crochet body is not only quick, but also easy to adjust. I’ve included some notes in the pattern on how to adjust the size of your shawl. I used two skeins of Gerty to make the shawl sample, but I think a big 3-skein Volta shawl would be amazing and cozy!

Once the double crochet body of shawl is complete, a pretty edging is added to the piece. It’s edgings like this that made me want to learn to crochet in the first place. I love how delicate it is – it’s a look that’s hard to achieve in knitting.

Volta is now available on Ravelry for $6.50. You can get it for just $4 thru October 6 with the coupon code “greatgerty” at checkout!

You can see more of Jen's patterns on Ravelry and on her website www.KnittingLikeCrazy.com.

Gerty is being dyed and shipped throughout September. You'll be able to find Gerty exclusively in the shops listed below, all of whom are happy to ship!

Baskets of Yarn - Charlotte, NC - (704) 733-9053
Wasatch and Wool - Park City, UT - (435) 575-0999
Yarn Refuge - Reno, NV - (775) 384-1600
Knit One Purl Two - Rockford, IL - (815) 904-6030

Special orders only: Swatches - Fresno, CA - (559) 435-2813
Special orders are dyed to order and are typically ready in 3-5 weeks.

You can place a special order for Gerty (or any of our yarns) at your favorite local shop. See a list of shops here and our map here

Pattern Spotlight: Neat or on the Rocks?

Gerty in Black, Shiitake, and Sexy.

I have been obsessed with American wools for a while now, and when I heard that Anzula was releasing a 100% American Targhee wool yarn this fall, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Knowing the quality and luxuriousness of other yarns from Anzula I knew that Gerty was going to be a hit. I picked up a skein, and that first squish was everything I had hoped it to be and more.

 

Though this yarn feels rustic at first touch, the fiber itself is actually quite soft. Gerty is perfect for textured knits as it holds the structure well, so I knit a shawl that alternates between stockinette to show off the beautiful tonality of the yarn, and a textured section to show off the structure of the yarn. The cable that runs up the length of the shawl also highlights the stitch structure. 

 

Neat or on the Rocks? How about both?

Did you notice the button and loop? They're to help you style this shawl with out a shawl pin, and it stays where you put it!

After knitting with it, I decided that I had to try weaving with it. Targhee yarns tend to make a luscious woven fabric. Using my leftover Sexy, Black, and fresh skeins in Sexy and Shiitake, I wove up some fabric in a simple twill pattern. After washing and drying it, the fabric was absolutely delightful! You can see the details for this weaving project on my blog - www.benjaminkrudwig.com

In my opinion Anzula knocked this one out of the park!

As a thanks to Anzula Blog readers, I want to offer a coupon code Anzula17 to receive my new knitting pattern using Gerty for 50% off. Click the link here to redeem this offer (good until Sept 30th at midnight)!
-Benjamin Krudwig


Stay up to date on Benjamin's designs and learning opportunities - www.BenjaminKrudwig.com

Gerty is being dyed and shipped throughout September. You'll be able to find Gerty exclusively in the shops listed below, all of whom are happy to ship!

Baskets of Yarn - Charlotte, NC - (704) 733-9053
Wasatch and Wool - Park City, UT - (435) 575-0999
Yarn Refuge - Reno, NV - (775) 384-1600
Knit One Purl Two - Rockford, IL - (815) 904-6030

Special orders only: Swatches - Fresno, CA - (559) 435-2813
Special orders are dyed to order and are typically ready in 3-5 weeks.

You can place a special order for Gerty (or any of our yarns) at your favorite local shop. See a list of shops here and our map here