That’s Hurricane Hermine, bearing down on us like a very wet, very angry freight train. Chance of rain: 100%. Chance of us holing up with some good yarn: also 100%. It’s time to bring a little sunshine indoors until this all blows over.
The Sunbeam Tunic in Good Earth Multi features sunny motifs to brighten up a dreary day. Good Earth Multi linen/cotton blend (170yds/100g) is a great choice for this – the plant fibers let the tunic drape and fall without bunching up or grabbing onto an inner fabric layer. Thsi should keep you busy enough to forget about the weather, but on a size 9 (5.5mm) hook, it won’t take forever to finish.
If you’re in the path of the storm, we hope you stay safe, warm, and dry. We wish you all sunbeams and rainbows!
I love this tank. I can easily imagine myself sitting on a dock, wearing sandals and linen pants with with this top, sipping a lemonade while gazing out at the water through oversized sunglasses. Maybe I’ll wear a Yashi sunhat, too. Bliss.
(Have you tried adding basil to lemonade? Sooo good, and we’re coming in to the season for fresh basil. Here’s a recipe if you want to give it a try.)
The pattern calls for Good Earth Adorn (MC) and Good Earth Solids (CC), both cotton/linen blends that come 170 yards to the hank. It’s a great yarn for summer, and perfect for this drapey A-line top.
Laurel Murphy’s design is worked in pieces and seamed. The straps are knit on the front piece only and then seamed to the back bind-off edge, as shown here.
We hope you have a relaxing and refreshing weekend, finding an opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and breathe deeply.
We’re calling this an intermediate project, good practice for crocheters who have never tried reading a crochet chart before to do so. One of our resident experts notes, “Crochet stitches can take on such organic form, that a chart really tells the story of the finished piece. Written instruction for crochet can be very clunky, especially in a large repeat pattern such as the exploded pineapple hem.”
Good Earth (204yds/100g) is an excellent choice for this layering piece. The cotton/linen blend is quite breathable, so even over another top it won’t leave you sweltering.
The piece is worked seamlessly. Crochet the hem first, then pick up for the body and continue upward. It’s easy to customize the length just by adding or subtracting a few rows of the v-stitch mesh.
I love the ribbon at the neck – that’s another bit that would be very easy to alter to your own taste.
We hope you enjoy this summertime project. Happy crocheting!
Something for all of our needlecrafting friends today! We chose Good Earth Adorn (204yds/100g) because the cotton/linen blend holds up well and isn’t going to felt with repeated rubbing as you carry it around. Each pattern takes just two hanks.
First up, the knitted bag, in 302 Adobe. It’s a simple four-row repeat for the eyelet mesh, then basic knitting with some k2tog shaping for the edges and handle.
The crochet bag in color 303 Lettuce uses a very basic double crochet mesh. You’ll make both sides, sew them together, then add the straps.
There’s actually a little sneak peek hiding in the green bag photographed – two new colors of Good Earth Adorn on the far right, never before seen, that we’ll be adding to the line next season. We’re very excited at all the new samples coming in and we can’t wait to share them with you.
What a great fit for the changing of the seasons. Big and slouchy, but in the cool cotton/linen blend of Fibra Natura Good Earth (204yds/100g) so it won’t be sweltering in the Spring. I love the natural, relaxed look of this piece – so comfy with a pair of jeans.
This is a lovely piece, but not a hard one. Front and back pieces are worked from the bottom up. Stitches are cast on for sleeves and worked up in a single piece with front and back. The hems feature 2×1 knit/purl ribbing moving up into a garter stitch body. A seed stitch panel along the sides and along the outside of the arms keeps the design interesting.
This design would be as relaxing to make as to wear. It’s calming just to think about. Maybe tonight I’ll have a glass of mint tea and knit a swatch. Bliss.