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Yarn crush

Does it ever happen to you that you get your hands on a new yarn and you get carried away with it’s possibilities? Well I have a yarn crush on Scheepjes Stone washed XL….



The pattern is from byhaafner who I was introduced to by Lucie at lovelucie who is also making a byhaafner project.

There must be a typo on the pattern as the written version says to chain 120 stitches, and the diagram says to chain 200. So just in-case you are thinking of doing one yourself 120 stitches will give you a neck warmer, and 200 may well give you a cowl. Either way I love the moss stitch in two colours, and will certainly make something with this super soft and cuddly yarn again.

Made in Scheepjes Stone washed XL Moon Stone and Deep Amethyst, on a 5.5mm hook. The neck-warmer took 1 ball of each colour, and the cowl takes 2 balls of each. Next time I think I would use a 6mm hook to get a bit more drape.


For someone special

I made this panda cowl for a special small person who requested it as her birthday present.
Seen here chewing on a handy bamboo shoot!

Panda hood 2

It is based on a rather attractive Baylie bear cowl pattern by Heidi May on Ravelry

Baylie bear cowl

I made it using Hayfield super-chunky with wool in ‘Cornish’ and ‘Black’ using a 12mm hook, and used 3 balls of the cream colour and one of black. Overall I am pleased with it – but if I were to make it again I would make a smaller hood than the pattern suggests for the child’s size.
Are you making something for someone special?