Who has a limited budget, or just one skein of something around the house? Almost every knitter or crocheter is likely raising their hand right now. What we love about the free pattern picks this week is that each of them needs just one skein of the yarn we've paired it with! That mean quick knits, crochets, and the change from WIP to FO we love so much.
Universal Yarns' Cotton Supreme Sequins is an aran weight knitting and crochet yarn that has just the right amount of sequins threaded on for that added touch. This mostly cotton yarn has a touch of polyester for shape and wear. Cotton Supreme Sequins is a great choice for warm weather projects that need a little something extra. For solid or self-shading colorways in this cotton yarn, try its sister yarn, Cotton Supreme and Cotton Supreme Batik.
Free pattern pick (crochet): The Peacock Lace Infinity Cowl would look gorgeous with its lacy pattern details and sequins from Cotton Supreme.
Plymouth Yarn's Cottonation is an aran weight 100%
cotton knitting and crochet yarn from Plymouth Yarns. Its ribbon texture
offers a nice change to most other cotton yarns, and it’s machine
washable, too. The "Hyper" colorway is pictured at left.
Free pattern pick: What a fun summer accessory this Summer Capelet is! It's a quick knit, and you can impress your knitting friends by saying it was done with one skein; there aren't a lot of garments that can boast that achievement.
Ty-Dy from Knit One, Crochet Too is a worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. It works up into a soft fabric that can handle the washer and the dryer – all while holding its shape. The cotton lets the yarn show off some great, rich colors and it is less splitty than other cotton yarns you may have worked with in the past. Whether knitting or crochet, we suggest pulling the yarn from the inside of the ball, and putting the ball into a yarn corset (or sock, or rubber band), so the outside doesn’t slip down and become tangled.
Free pattern pick: A cowl made from cotton can help dress up casual summer-wear -- and since it's cotton, you won't get too hot if you're seated outside. This Turquoise V Cowl has great texture, and would showoff the color changes in Ty-Dy quite well. (Personal note from Amanda: this is now in my queue on Ravelry!)