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In 2012 we went on holiday to Italy and stayed in a village called Lecchi.
While sitting under olive and pine trees in the Tuscan sun I played with colour and triangles.
It didn't take long for me to realise that the very simple triangle I was mindlessly playing with had huge potential, the colours glowed in the dappled sunlight and I loved the way they fitted together. I spent the rest of the holiday making triangles out of scraps, it took us 3 days to drive home and when I wasn't driving I was sitting crocheting with a lap full of orange and pink triangles. Lecchi was first published in the very first edition of Simply Crochet, I was really proud to see it on the very first cover.
Lecchi is one of the patterns featured in my upcoming "Madder Triangles" book, which will be published early September 2013
The yarn for Lecchi is available as a "Dyed to order" Kit, which you can find on our website HERE
YOU WILL NEED
The Natural Dye Studio's Dazzling 4 ply/sock
400 metres/437 Yards - 100 grams
600 gms (6 skeins) of Paracombe - background colour and Filler
200 gms (2 skeins) of Blackmoor Gate
90 gms (1 skein) of Lundy
90 gms (1 skein) of Dulverton
90 gms (1 skein) of Combe Martin Crochet hook in size 3.25 mm.
Tapestry needle for sewing in loose ends. SIZE, & TENSION
Lecchi measures approx. 47 x 49 inches Each blocked triangle motif measures approx. 4 inches from corner to corner.
Everyone has a different tension, so before you start your project you will need to measure your first motif. Experiment with a few hook sizes to get the effect you want and then block the finished motif. Once it is blocked you can measure it.
437 yards of Fingering weight
I make pretty things exclusively using The Natural Dye Studio's luxury yarns.
The subtle plant dyed colours lend themselves to being mixed together in one big project.
I am fascinated by the gaps between the joined motifs, they often form a secondry
un-planned design that you will only discover after joining them.
I like suprises - :-)