Release the restless wanderer within and get lost in these new patterns, created in collaboration with The Yarn Collective and LoveCrafts. Meet the new Odyssey Wrap and the Promenade Shawl, both made of luxurious fibers in eye-catching color palettes.
LoveCrafts (formerly LoveKnitting and LoveCrochet) has a house brand of luxurious yarns called The Yarn Collective. Curated by some of the biggest names in knitwear design, every skein in The Yarn Collective is a dream to work with.
A few times a year, they gather other amazing designers to showcase their yarns in special collections. I’m so honored to have not one, but TWO new patterns in the latest The Yarn Collective collection, Idle Wanderer – the Odyssey Wrap and the Promenade Shawl.
Inspired by paving your own way, the Idle Wanderer collection includes seven patterns of different weights and colors that still live cohesively together.
From mountain passes to cliff tops, the Idle Wanderer collection is a series of winsome accessories and garments inspired by wild and untamed landscapes. For those who love nothing better then wandering off the beaten track, each of these knitting and crochet projects is filled with subtle character and rich detail.The Yarn Collective
Aside from being featured in this fantastic collection, my two patterns are the first crochet patterns introduced by The Yarn Collective. Past releases have only included knit patterns. Now, crocheters can get a taste of what these lovely yarns can do!
The Odyssey Wrap
The first of my two designs is the Odyssey Wrap. Made with The Yarn Collective’s luscious Bloomsbury DK, every stitch took me on a journey. I still vividly remember working up this pattern, letting the random order of the accent colors lead me from start to finish.
The result is a rectangle extra-large wrap – over 80″ long! – with broad stripes of linen stitch chevrons. The finishing touch is an abundance of twisted fringe for maximum coziness and drama. Click here to get a copy of the Odyssey Wrap now!
Casual, yet bold, the Odyssey Wrap feels the most “me” of my two designs. I’m planning to stash dive and make another to wear all winter long. The scarf is dense but still flexible and drapes like a dream.
The Promenade Shawl
The Promenade Shawl was designed to add a touch of delicate whimsy to the everyday. I decided on the rich colors in the Fleurville 4 Ply fingering weight from The Yarn Collective’s library of yarns. The lightly plied yarn just glides off my hook.
Crocheters will get to explore different stitches and techniques as the Promenade Shawl pattern progresses. The beginning section establishes the crescent shape and highlights some contrasting stripes. A mesh section adds some levity to the solid stitches.
Further on, the camel stitch makes an appearance, adding a braided effect to the fabric. The finishing touch is a subtle border of spikes and airy lace. Click here to get a copy of the Promenade Shawl now!
I really enjoyed pushing myself out of my design comfort zone for this pattern. Usually, my designs are very audacious and literal, but the Promenade Shawl evokes a different emotion – it is much more subdued and puts me in the mindset of a proper little lady.
The Full Idle Wanderer Collection
There are three designers, including myself, in the Idle Wanderer pattern collection. Each of the seven designs takes the maker on a different adventure, exploring cables, shaping, color, and finishing techniques. I’m especially a fan of Irene Lin’s Braid Shawl. I mean, how could you not be?!
Click each of the patterns above for more information and to secure a copy for yourself. And find even more The Yarn Collective pattern collections on their website.