crochet · Sewing · Style 2850

purple is my new black

Who says the berry shades are for Autumn only?  Nature knows that a bit of violet is suitable for Spring too.

Sweet Violet
Sweet Violet

Before you get the idea that I plan my colour palette months, even years, in advance I must confess that there wasn’t a Purple Plan.  You know how it is, a wooly remnant begged to be bought, some jersey once donned revealed its amethyst blooms and a scarf was *finally* finished.

Gotta stand by the window to get the light
Gotta stand by the window to get the light

The jersey was made from my very first Etsy pattern purchase, Vogue 7799,

Did the woman in white not want to be on the envelope?
Did the woman in white not want to be on the envelope?

the wool is an edited iteration of the Anne Diamond Skirt, Style 2850.Anne Diamond Skirt

The scarf is a modified version of the Circles Scarf pattern from Inside Crochet Issue 11, November (2010?). The yarn a single skein of Araucania Ranco Multy.

Been busy with me hook too
Been busy with me hook too

And next?  I might just continue with the semi-precious shades.  This:

Burda inspiration
Burda inspiration

In this?

something flecked
something flecked

I’ve never bought a Burda mag before but I’m loving a large proportion of the Feb. 2013 issue.

more Burda inspiration
more Burda inspiration

Just one thing, having never ‘done’ Burda before.  Are the pattern sheets usually drawn with a Spirograph and are the instructions always written by off-duty Ikea-n techical authors?

5 thoughts on “purple is my new black

  1. He he. Love your description of the pattern. I’ve only made one from the magazine but got it from their website. I only had to battle with the instructions then.
    I’m loving the people though that skirt is stunning.

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