Welcome to a new month and the beginning of warmer weather, which for me means using more cottons rather than thicker yarns, this is Yarninspired's first blog, I'm Amanda and hopefully I can give you some inspiration....
DMC Baby Cotton
This week we have had an influx of cottons starting with DMC Baby Cotton which comes in an array of 24 beautiful colours. DMC Baby Cotton is a loosely twisted 100% unmercerised cotton yarn boasting supreme softness and malleability. Purpose made to create comfortable garments for babies and toddlers, this yarn also gives an exceptional result when used in blankets, pillows, stuffed toys and more. Naturally breathable, this yarn is particularly suited to summer garments! Needle/Hook 3.5 - 4.00mm Weight 50g 106 Meters per ball
When combined with cotton, bamboo fibre has even greater durability and strength, helping it to better withstand wear and tear and laundering. By making Scheepjes Bamboo Soft from a blend of 50% bamboo and 50% cotton fibres, we have combined the best properties of both fibres to offer you a premium yarn that can cater to the demands of modern life.
There is also a Free pattern available if you would like to click Marks Blog or copy the link below !!!
All new yarns deserve a fitting, new pattern, so Mark of The Guy With The Hook blog created the clever Shoji Pattern! This repeating motif designed using all ALL the colours from our new Scheepjes Bamboo Soft range offers you the ultimate flexibility of design. Create blankets small or large, a wrap or even a scarf! The possibilities are simply endless.
This design is made using the Overlay Crochet technique. It is suitable for advanced crocheters as well as ambitious beginners!
The Shoji Pattern is available for FREE on Mark’s blog.
Scheepjes Our Tribe
Another yarn which has arrived this week is Our Tribe!!!Scheepjes Our Tribe is a gorgeous range of supremely soft and lightweight yarn, dedicated to the Scheepjes community! Made from a 70% Merino Superwash and 30% Polyamide blend, this yarn is ideal for creating garments, socks, shawls, and other homewares and accessories.
Through collectivity and collaboration, the initial range of 32 colours was created by the members of our Scheepjes blogger group, along with Simy Somer and Marie (of Tissu de Marie).
Each chose a colour palette they loved, which was then transformed into the Scheepjes Our Tribe range, with the colours being named after core values that represent the Scheepjes community. 70% Merino 30% Polyamide 2.5 - 3mm Hook/Needle Sport Weight 100g Ball = 420mGauge 28 S2.5 - t, 40 Rows to 10cm on 2.5 needle.
At this stage we have 8 Colours in stock and will be adding to the range each month.
Ideal for this in between weather as a shawl or throw with its light weight and warmth, the pattern below is available at: