Yarn Tasting: February 2015
For February, I am more focused on baby crochet projects and I am playing with some yarns for projects for myself. I also have my eyes on a bit of glamour with the Paton’s Glam Stripes. If you have not seen this yarn in person yet, you are totally missing out.
Bernat has a really wicked array of baby yarns that set themselves apart in the market. They are usual and definitely a zing to the yarn.
When you click the name of the yarn below, it will fast track to you get more information and many of the yarns include free patterns.
- Patons Glam Stripes – This was an accidental surprise for me. The yarn ball doesn’t really give away the eye candy. It’s not until you see it in a project and you step back and see for yourself! WHOA! The yarn self stripes itself and is stunning. It’s light weight and extremely elegant. I have made two shawls with this yarn that I haven’t shown yet… Stunning…. Absolutely Stunning!
- Lily Sugar’n Cream – A leading cotton yarn in North America. There are nearly 90 colours available in this line which include solid and variegated mixes. The yarn is machine wash and dry.. It is meant for long lasting durability projects such as kitchen dish cloths, toys and much more. For those unaware, you cannot use acrylic based on yarns to dry or scrub those dishes. These make for excellent pot holders, rugs and much more.
- Bernat Lovie – This yarn does catch your eye on the shelf. You immediately think the yarn has been through a washing machine as it has an usual look. According to the write up about this yarn, it’s has delicate puffies wrapped around the super soft roving-like core. It gives an unique finished look but more importantly, it is snuggly soft. You have to feel it for yourself. There are 8 colour shades to this particular line of yarn. The green and the coral really likes exquisite and are my personal favourites.
- Bernat Dippity Dots – This is outright fun baby yarn. It reminds me of yarn that has been sprinkled with sugar coated candy. There are 10 different colour shades and I love each and everyone of them. I just love the playful nature of this yarn in every sense. Having seen the baby basic pullover in person, it’s just crazy cool. Check out the Chevron Stripes Baby Blanket too. If you are looking for something different, give this one a whirl.
- Bernat Baby Blanket – A very popular yarn that is incredibly soft and bulky chenille-like flavour is the Bernat Baby Blanket. It is so bulky that any projects for baby that you will do will crochet up really quickly. A very smart move is that the balls are big at 300 g or 10.5 oz. For a baby blanket, you would just need three. There are over 20 different colour shades of this popular brand. The variegated yarns really come out nicely. Even better for moms is that it is machine wash and dry. Perfect for the new age mom.
Well that’s my selections for this month. Happy Hook’n!