I'm a sucker for a good movie including a remake if it's done in a manner that doesn't compromise the validity of the original. The first of HBO's five-part mini-series, Mildred Pierce, aired over the weekend and I was thrilled that it accomplished just that. What made me even happier, though? That true to the era, knit and crochet were part of the lead character's wardrobe! See my the full Movie Monday, including screen shots from the episode on the Caron blog. In the meantime, see how a similar stitch translates into Kate Winslet's circa 1930's cloche, and our modern, Urban Jungle beanie!
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Cerulean Harmony Throw
Our very own Carrie Carpenter (who is our incredible Fashion & Design Coordinator) has designed Cerulean Harmony, a gorgeous crocheted masterpiece in two harmonizing shades of super-soft Dazzleaire. And, as an added bonus, she's worked up swatches in warmer palettes, too. In any colorway, you'll create a charming heirloom throw that will reap compliments for years to come.
>> Cerulean Harmony Throw instructions
Babes in the Woods Baby Blanket
Designed by mater knitter Margret Willson, her Babes in the Woods Baby Blanket is a fabulous blend of textured stitches worked in a new shade of Simply Soft® Collection. Using basic stitches, Margret skillfully conjures a Tree of Life panel, a Baby Steps panel and Diamond panels to glorious effect.
>> Babes in the Woods Baby Blanket instructions
What could be more fun for your favorite little fashionista than Cari Clement's Party Ponchette. Crocheted in two glittery shades of Simply Soft Party, this glam accessory lights up with sparkle and pizzazz—right down to the sassy beaded fringe.
>> Party Ponchette instructions