Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Grannysquare shrug (cocoon jumper)

I love this Sirdar Cotton DK, it took me while to like it. After attempting to knit a summer top last year it got discarded in my wips pile, unloved as I didn't enjoy knitting with it. It just didn't have the stitch definition I wanted or was used to with Debbie Bliss yarns. But to crochet with, now that's another thing, its just lovely and a soft sheen making it look vintage in the grey colour I chose. And the ball bands are so retro and cute. I managed to grab some crochet time outside on a small patch of grass!

cocoon yourself in cotton
I was lucky to find another ten balls on Kemps website last week in a lovely shade of green. I did use one of the original grey balls then managed to match the dye lot at my local yarn shop and started this granny shrug or cocoon jumper a little while back. Its growing slowly because I decided to use hook size 3.75 to keep it less open as the chunky wool suggest. Also using cotton it will be cool and lovely to pack for my holiday in September on the Broads. It looks very luxurious too!
You can find free patterns all over Pinterest of Ravelry. I ended up buying one pattern from Ravelry but have since saved more to my Pinterest crochet board and Instragram has lots of tags too.


Jen Kershner said...

Oh I'm so ready to get out the yarn and needles but first I'm ready for our weather to cool down! Love your beautiful creations.

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

I'm currently sitting under my blanket adding the border because tomorrow it will be too hot to do it ❤️

mamasmercantile said...

I attempted a to crochet a summer top twice now it is a heap in the craft room waiting to be undone yet again. The sizing is so wrong, or I am a weird shape which is probably more like it.