Friday, September 27, 2013

Heirloom Chevron Throw - a new free pattern!

We love Jocelyn Tunney's knitting designs. If you aren't familiar with her, she is the woman behind O-Wool yarns. At The National Needle Arts Association show this past summer, we fell in love with her newest collections of graphic blankets for Manos del Urguay. The colors and designs were irresistible! After the show she approached us about designing a throw pattern in our Heirloom Romney yarn and of course we said yes! Welcome Heirloom Chevron Throw!


Jocelyn was the perfect person to design a throw for our special yarn - she has a modern design sense that speaks to Fancy Tiger's style and she has a love and appreciation for the rustic and sustainable qualities of the yarn. She wanted to do something special for Heirloom and we think she succeeded. Heirloom Chevron Throw uses 6 colors and a series of increasing and decreasing to create a luxurious, color-blocked chevron blanket.


We spent a lot of time developing our fantastic color palette for Heirloom--22 fresh colors that play together so well. This throw allows you to pick the perfect color combo to go with your decor. The bold design of the throw will be an amazing piece in your bedroom or living room. Use the throw to add a pop of color while showing off your crafty skills!


You won't be able to resist cuddling in this thing. Heirloom Chevron Throw is knit in cushy garter stitch so it is reversible and oh-so-squishy! This throw is large at 52" x 74" so 2 people can easily cuddle together under it. It also knits up relatively quick with no purling and on size 10 needles.


When you spend time and money to make an heirloom piece such as this you want to know that your throw will last. Our Heirloom Romney is the perfect yarn for just such a project - the sustainable wool yarn comes from longwool Romney sheep. This wool will hold up to wear over time with little to no piling. If a throw this size doesn't fit into your budget for time or money, the pattern would be easy to cut in half to make a smaller lap sized blanket.


The pattern is graciously available for free download here. Heirloom Chevron Throw kits in this colorway (Summer) as well as three others will be available at the shop and in our Etsy store for your holiday gift giving. We hope you love this blanket as much as we do and can't wait to see your own color combinations. Happy Knitting!


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So lovely! when are the kits and the other colorways going to be available?

Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

Thanks! We should have the kits available by early November.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I especially love the kitty waiting to lend it his/her purr of approval.

Susan C Hammond said...

Is there a crochet version?

Jenni Hastings said...

How do I get this pattern please

Decy Akers said...

LOVE THIS.....Will you post again when the kits are available? Decy

Anonymous said...

How would one adjust pattern to make a crib size or stroller size?

Collin Petersen said...

Hey cool its new school I like this so much better than the afghan.

Stephanie Ann said...

Above the last picture, the first sentence in the paragraph reads: "The pattern is graciously available for free download here." Click 'here' to download. :)