My craft room is filled to overflowing. Along with the sewing machine and a couple boxes of fabric, I have filled every inch of wall space with bins and containers of yarn. Why do I need that much yarn? A wide variety of yarn constructions are available, from singles which consist of a single strand of generally loosely spun fiber to tightly spun yarns consisting of multiple strands. Each yarn creates a very different fabric.
The simple lace repeat pattern of the Aspen Infinity Cowl pattern by Linda Permann is made extra special by the yarn choice. This elegant cowl is crocheted with Tranquility by TSC ARtyarns. A luxurious blend of finely-milled fibers from Italy, one strand of Merino Wool and a second strand of blended cashmere/silk/merino, are gently twisted to create a softly-brushed, cashmere-feel yarn.
The first strand is gently brushed to create loft and a soft texture. The second strand is spun with a classic ply to create a uniquely contrasted yarn. Each strand is also dyed separately before being combined. The difference in twist means that each strand will take the dye slightly differently. Each 400 yard skein of Tranquility is handpainted by fiber artist Iris Schreier.
Play with this wonderful yarn and create a quick and easy cowl with a unique lofty lace.
P.S. What is your favorite yarn construction?