Karoo Vintage MAL

On I trundle with the Karoo. What a challenge and an adventure.

Part 6 is complete

Jen Tyler's Mystery Crochet Along, the Karoo vintage

I’m now halfway through Part 7 and then there is an edge.

Karoo Vintage Mal, Jen Tyler

These colours felt strange in the middle of a heatwave a few months ago, but I’m so enjoying working with them now.

Yesterday afternoon, I was sitting in the Park whilst my grandchildren played with their friends after school, the autumn leaves were falling around me, my blanket on my lap whilst I worked on it, and the warm October sun on my face. That to me is a slice of heaven right there!

The design is by Jen Tyler of Hooks n Tales. Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook.

Pattern on Ravelry.

You can find the list of colours on my Ravelry Page.

This pattern is not for the faint-hearted! and there are literally 100s of ends to sew in, but I do really like the result.

I’d like to make this pattern again in different colours, but I’m not sure when I will be ready to dedicate so much time and attention to such a big project again.

It is very demanding!

Whist sewing in all those ends at home in the evenings, I listen to the radio – this fabulous music programme keeps me company – available on iPlayer for the next 29 days.

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along

 

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29 responses to “Karoo Vintage MAL

  1. I’m working this ravelry crochet and knitting design

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  2. It looks amazing! You should be so proud! 😊

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  3. It’s absolutely fabulous!! x

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  4. Your description, of sitting in the autumn sun and making this, sounds like heaven to me, too! It’s gorgeous!

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  5. The finest fall fiber fiesta I have ever seen!

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow

    It gets more beautiful every time i see it

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  7. When I first saw the colors I thought “Ooooh! The colors look so exotic.” The colors are stunning, the pattern and fancy bits are stunning. One could just look at this for hours and never tire of it! :o) I also agree the colors are very autumn too. They are my favorite colors.
    Our Fall has been rain- rain- rain. So no sunshine or sitting in the yard of the woods for this Grandma. :o) Maybe next Fall. We go home for the summer today.

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  8. Those autumnal colours are so beautiful, and what an intricate pattern! Well done, you!

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  9. Lisa at Greenbow

    These are my very favorite colors. What a work of art. I wouldn’t even know how to chase the tails let alone work the hooks.

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  10. Eek! All those fancy bits. Definitely not for the faint hearted – although at least the yarn you mention is easy to work with and it’s a decent size hook. I’m struggling with a smaller hook and 4ply at the moment, having spent ages lately working on projects with kindly DK and a 4 or 4.5mm hook. Still, this is a touch of autumn splendour indeed and you will end up with a work of art to treasure – once those ends are dealt with of course πŸ˜‰

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  11. Very Autumnal colours, I can just picture you there in the Park. It’s a very intricate design, especially those bunches of grapes or whatever they are.

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  12. It really is amazing – and quite autumnal too. I love it – even while I know making it would just drive me bonkers with all the changes and ends. I like to weave my ends in as I go – but I suppose it isn’t really possible in many areas of this design. You are a brave crochet artiste Ms Daffodil!! ❀

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