The Hanasaku Cowl is a free class with your purchase of 1 hank of Bamboo Bloom, 1 ball of Bamboo Pop, and the pattern. This class will teach students how to use two different types of yarn while knitting in linen stitch. The class will be held Saturday, June 3rd from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Students will need to bring a size 10-24″ circular needle and hook and a locking stitch marker. This is not a beginners class and students will be required to know how to knit and purl. Limited space is available for this class so students must sign up 24 hours in advance. Materials are not included.
The Hanasaku Cowl by Tori Gurbisz is a quick knit worked as one piece. Using the linen stitch and two different types of fibers together makes the finished project very textural. L & B Yarn Co. paired Bamboo Pop and Bamboo Bloom by Universal Yarn for a more lightweight version of the cowl.
The entire project is worked in the round until you use up all of the Bamboo Bloom. We even have enough Bamboo Pop left over to make a Knitted Knocker!!
The pattern is written with two different size options (long and short), the size can also be customized to use all of the yarn, you can bind off after any round 2. Just click here to take a look at the pattern!
I love the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli. L & B Yarn Co. decided to knit ours up in a lightweight spring yarn, Hempathy by Elsebeth Lavold. The yarn is a hemp, cotton, and modal blend and is going to be fabulous with my spring wardrobe. L & B has 12 colors available to choose from in the original solid and 8 colors available in the new variegated Hempathy Prints.
This knit flew by, it was one of those projects that I didn’t want to end. The pattern changes periodically making you want to keep knitting so you can see how the next pattern looks in the yarn. I used 5 balls of Hempathy (2 pale silver, 2 bleached white, and 1 vibrant lemon) I literally used up every inch of the vibrant lemon but I had enough to finish that section.
Blocking this project went very well, the yarn is machine washable and I washed it on gentle cycle and then laid flat to dry. This yarn knitted up nicely and even more exciting is it washed beautifully. If you haven’t tried this pattern yet check it out by clicking here. You won’t be sorry that you did!!
The Crochet Infinity Cowl a design from Queensland is great throw on with anything and go project! You can really have fun mixing the two different colorways of Queensland Cairns a bright and fun 60% cotton and 40% acrylic.
The pattern is great for beginners who already know how to chain and single crochet. If you are a veteran crocheter you will enjoy how the colors blend together to make a true work of art.
L & B crocheted ours out of color number 1 and color number 3, it only takes one ball of each.
If you know how to crochet but aren’t sure about working in the round or changing colors we are offering a class on this project in April, just click here to find out more! Click here to take a look at the pattern.