A few days ago we had someone on Facebook point out (correctly) that we’ve been offering more knit than crochet patterns, and that we need to be sure to show our crocheting friends some love. It’s a point well-taken, and I was delighted that we had something coming up so quickly that fit the bill!
The Skylark Capelet calls for three hanks of Radiant Cotton, a smooth 100% Egyptian cotton with a light sheen somewhere between mercerized and matte. It’s a pleasure to work with.
What I love about this capelet is that just by varying the number of buttons and where you choose to fasten them, you could easily turn this from a capelet into a buttoned cowl, or really into any shape you wish. The edging lends itself particularly well to buttoning.
There’s no limit to what you can do with this versatile crochet piece.
We hope you have a great weekend, and take time to make something just for you!
Universal Yarn is headquartered in Harrisburg, NC, just outside of Charlotte. It was a balmy 72 degrees here yesterday. Let’s take a look at the forecast for the rest of the week, shall we?
So tell us: is it Spring? Is it winter? What’s a crafter supposed to do with this??
I think what we’ll choose to do this week is hit the LYS for any wool we need to finish cold weather projects, but also pick up some cotton because warm weather is coming, no matter what.
Enter the Sunday Cardigan in Radiant Cotton (203yds/100g). It’s a classic knitted lace sweater, perfect for the warmer weather we know is just around the corner.
This pattern is written and charted, and contains a schematic. It has the classic construction – knitted flat and seamed. Right twists give the Tight Braid pattern extra interest. This is a great everyday piece, or one that works to dress up a plain outfit on the weekends, as the name suggests.
I love this in the pale pastel of 807 First Bloom, but I can’t help but wonder what it would be like if you turned up the saturation a little bit, maybe with color 806 Calypso.
It’s going to be hard to go wrong with this design.
No matter what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods, we hope you enjoy this charming free pattern.
Depending on where you are, either it’s warm enough for Spring projects, or you’re dreaming that it’s warm enough. It’s time to get a little headstart with this beautiful lace wrap.
Knit on US Size 7 (4.5mm) needles in Radiant Cotton (203yds/100g), it’s a generous 84″ (seven feet!) as shown. It would be easy to lengthen or shorten – just add or remove a repeat or two from the central section. The crocheted picot edging is applied after finishing the piece.
This lovely sampler also comes in a narrower scarf version at about half the width.
There are some really bright Spring colors in Radiant cotton that would look lovely with this. Maybe 819 Sky Blue?
Or maybe something lighter and more delicate, like 807 First Bloom.