Across the Board CAL: Skipping Stones

Monday, March 14, 2016

Welcome to Part 2 of our Across the Board CAL!

It has been so much fun seeing the color combinations everyone chose for the Diamond Trellis strip, and even more exciting to hear that CGOA has picked up some new members this month! For those of you just joining, everything you need to know about the CAL can be found on this post.

This segment is brought to you by Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, a company who specializes in exotic fibers and unique, hand-dyed yarn (check out their Meow and Woof collections!). They are donating not one, but two skeins of their never-before-seen Reinvent yarn for this segment's giveaway.

Reinvent is designed to appeal to the environmentally conscious customer who desires a luxury yarn that respects our planet. Made from reclaimed new fibres this beautiful yarn incorporates multiple trends in the knitting world, dyes beautifully, and provides a fabulous knitting, crochet, or weaving experience. With lots of yardage this yarn is suitable for a wide range of projects, and is competitively priced. Fiber content: 49% Wool / 34% Mohair / 11% Nylon / 4% Acrylic / 3% Silk.  400 meters / 437 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein.

The winner will have their choice of colors from their new Denim Collection set of color ways.

Reinvent from Ancient Arts Fibre Craft

Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Entries will be accepted from March 14th through March 27th, 2016, and a winner will be selected on Monday, March 28th.

This segment's strip is Skipping Stones by Susan Lowman, former secretary on the CGOA Board and former co-chair of the CGOA Masters Committee (and current Professional Member of CGOA).

"Susan Lowman is well-known for her work with the Wiggly Crochet technique. If you've never tried it before, you're going to love it. You start by creating a mesh background then crochet your strips into that mesh. Susan has chosen to arrange the colors of rouge, lavender, and shocking pink so her strip has a very free-flowing feel that is reminiscent of ripples in a pond."

This is a fantastically textured strip that showcases the three-dimensional capabilities of crochet. The pattern starts on page 4 of the Across the Board booklet.

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*Special thanks goes out to Red Heart for donating the yarn that was used in the pattern book!


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  2. There are so many great colors. I think I like calico cat and chinook arch the most

  3. I love the meow collection, especially the blue persian. I must own this!

  4. I love the "to boldly go' colorway. is email. I hope this is the right blog to put the colorway choice on. Ive been to all the sites/blogs/fb/ravelry yo mentioned in the contest page and could not find anyone elses comments on it... goodluck everyone

  5. I love the bright Inspired colorway


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