All posts tagged: shiny happy cotton yarn

Shiny Happy Cotton

Made by Wool and the Gang, Shiny Happy Cotton is a fabulous yarn! It is a worsted-aran weight, somewhere in between I’d say. It calls for a smaller hook, but it hurt my wrist to work at that tension with cotton. While I’d normally use a J for worsted or aran, I chose to try out an I size because cotton has a tendency to “bloom” and grow slack with use.  I read some reviews online that said SHC is splitty.. So I’ll say that if you hack away at it with the hook, you can split it, but if you keep even tension and control your movement, you’ll be just fine. The matte color look (despite the name!) is what drew me to this yarn, since most cottons have a heavy sheen. The smoothness,  matte finish, saturated color, and beautiful stitch definition are worth the occasional split of the yarn. And the color range is lovely! While there are currently a limited amount of shades, they are very trendy and off-beat colors like mustard …

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Wildflower Blanket

NEW PATTERN! Available on ETSY || CRAFTSY || RAVELRY || LOVEKNITTING Wildflower is perfect for a quick blanket as it has a fabulous starburst flower plus so many stitches you’ll never get bored! Finished Blanket is 40x40in – yarn details are in the intro to the pattern Try this pretty edging in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Knitpicks Brava Sport Stylecraft Special DK Pattern Notes: Charts Written instruction Some Photos (I have been working on shortening the length of my patterns, and trying to get better at explaining with words versus step by step photos.) Included is a “Variations” section with resizing options and alternate layout/palette options Pattern is 12 Pages If  I can help in any way, just contact me 🙂