Across the Board CAL: Diamond Trellis

Monday, February 29, 2016

Welcome to Part 1 of our Across the Board CAL!

We are so excited to see the enthusiasm that our CGOA members have brought to this event. Just a reminder that everything you need to know about the CAL in upcoming weeks can be found on this post.

This segment is brought to you by Unicorn Fibre, a company who specializes in fiber cleaning and conditioning products to keep your crochet looking its best! They have graciously donated their adorable Unicorn Baby Gift Set for this segment's giveaway. It contains 4 oz each of their Fibre Wash, Power Scour, and Fiber Rinse products, all topped with a sweet baby unicorn plushy. This prize is being shipped directly from Unicorn, and is available to be shipped in the USA only.

Unicorn Baby Gift Set from Unicorn Fibre

Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Entries will be accepted from February 29th through March 13th, 2016, and a winner will be selected on Monday, March 14th.

This segment's strip is the Diamond Trellis by Kate Steinke, the Chair of CGOA's Volunteer Committee.

“Kate's elegant Diamond Trellis strip uses three different colors; pale plum, lavender, and shocking pink, to help you gain experience with colorwork. You will change colors within rows and carry color changes up the side of one row. The beautiful trellis pattern is achieved by working chain loops that remain free from the background stitches, giving a very textural effect to this strip.”

This strip offers a fantastic opportunity to practice color changes and "carrying" unused colors to avoid having multiple ends to weave in. It can be found on Page 3 of the Across the Board 2015 booklet.

Are you ready to get started? Then let's go! Share your progress in any of the following ways:
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  1. What a great project for March. Looks like fun. The Diamond Trellis pattern looks intriguing.

  2. I have never used these products but would love to try them on the things I'm making for my new granddaughter's.

  3. This is the first I've heard of Unicorn Fiber's products. They look like they'd be effective yet gentle. I usually just wash my projects as directed for the type of yarn but no specialty detergent.

  4. I have been looking for a way to soften yarn in my baby projects. The stiffer (non-baby) yarns are easier to work with than the softer ones, am interested to try Beyond Soft Unicorn Baby.

  5. I haven't tried any of the Unicorn Fibre products, but just ordered their sample. The diamond trellis is pretty and such a different stitch pattern.

  6. I have never tried Unicorn Fiber products but now that I know about them, I will have to give them a try for my crocheted projects.

  7. For those of you who have commented that you've never tried Unicorn Fibers - the products are great! I tried them once and was completely hooked :)

  8. In the past, I've used Woolite (about 35 years ago!) but lately I've used more acrylic yarns and have just used normal laundry detergent. If a project needed special care, I have hand-washed with shampoo. I've never heard of Unicorn before!

  9. Okay so I have gotten a late start but love the diamond trellis stitch

  10. Okay so I have gotten a late start but love the diamond trellis stitch

  11. I usually hand wash my crochet items with mild soap like woolite, but am interested in learning more about the Unicorn Fibre items :)

  12. I have bought direct in past to use on crochet and knitted items


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