Arizona Winter Evening by Kristin Hartt

Week 8 of the Friends Around the World 3 CAL takes us to Arizona where the desert sunsets take your breath away.

This week’s square was designed by Kristin Hartt.  Kristin came to our attention with her design for the Harmony Ruana Shawl which was featured as a CAL earlier in 2018.  We were super excited to see what she would come up with for a “Friends” square.

 The evening sky of Arizona inspired her design for this square. If you look at the photos below, you’ll see why! The many varied colors, as day turns to night, create many textures which she incorporated into her design. Kristin is living the dream as a Fiber Artist. She has a love of all things crafty, but most especially fiber in any form. Recently she has started designing her own crochet and felting pieces. Kristin lives with her husband Michael and Pitbull, Ellie in Arizona. She has a degree in Advertising Design and her quest to learn new things fuels the creativity that inspires her fiber designs.

Photo by Wendy Barnes

 Photos by Peggy Myers

Extra Stuff

Yarn Requirements

Check out our post on yarn requirements here.  Here’s what the testers used for this square:

Lynette:  Worsted/Aran, 121 grams

Marjolein:  Stylecraft Special DK, 30 grams

Silvana:  Herrschners Worsted 8, 77.2 grams

Aprille:  Stylecraft Aran, 71 grams

Claire:  Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran, 82 grams

Micki: Worsted, 99 grams

Additional Pattern Info

Pattern Location: Arizona Winter Evening

Video by Bonnie Barker:

Arizona Winter Evening-right

Arizona Winter Evening- left

Don’t forget the extra three rounds you’ll need to do around each square to prepare for joining and finishing your blanket. Here is the link for directions on adding the extra finishing rounds.

Link to: Base Rounds For Joining Claire Sutcliffe FATW3

Translations for base rounds can be found here.

This will be necessary to get your squares to the proper ending stitch count.  It will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square. You may choose to add these extra rounds now or later.

Have fun with this block and if you get the chance to go out and spend some time looking at the sunset…GO!!!

See you next week!


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