I have spent very little time on the blog over the past few years. I’ve been lazy and posting more on my Facebook page than actually creating posts here. I’m going to try to catch up. I’ll post some items I’ve shared over there during the last few years, and I’ll try to keep current here.
My last post about my D.C. Yarn actually resulted in a couple different patterns! The arcade stitch is a beautiful, open stitch. However, it’s not very warm. So I designed a 3-in-one cowl. It includes a turtleneck section that is folded inside the arcade stitch section to keep the neck warm. You can also make the arcade section extra long and use it as a hood!
I then went even further and made two versions of this pattern. The first I did with the amazing Pearlescent Fingering Yarn by Expression Fiber Arts. The Visions of Holly Cowl and Hood – Fingering Weight requires anywhere from 550 to 1,100 yards of fingering weight yarn.
But Chandi at Expression Fiber Arts also has an incredible Buttery Bulky weight yarn that is even more vibrant in this colorway, and I had to make this pattern in that base as well. The stitch count needed to be adjusted for the added bulk, so I also released the Visions of Holly Cowl and Hood – Bulky Weight This requires at least 480 to 590 of bulky yarn, though you may want to get even more if you want a really full hood.
The great news is that it really IS Christmas in July, because Chandi has her Holly and Ivy colorway in the Pearlescent Fingering base on sale right now if you want to start getting your Christmas gifts ready! Pick up the pattern from my Ravely shop, and then head over to Expression Fiber Arts for the yarn! I really recommend going with two skeins to make the full length cowl. You won’t regret it!