Monday, February 22, 2016

Pineapple Scarf Pattern

Crochet Pineapple Scarf
A touch of vintage simplicity 

Pattern is available at Copper Llama Studio
Click here to order at Craftsy or Ravelry

Basic Skills Needed:
single crochet
double crochet
treble crochet

Recommended Yarn
Red Heart Super Saver or any other #4 Worsted Weight Yarn 

Pattern includes written instructions as well as charts and photo help.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lion Brand Cotton Yarn Comparison

Just a quick comparison of yarns from Lion Brand

I used Lion Brand 24/7 100% Mercerized Cotton yarn in Aqua and Lion Brand 100% Pure Cotton yarn on this project.

Both are the same pattern
Both are cotton yarns
Both yarns are rated as #4 weight

But, there is a difference.  The 24/7 yarn is much lighter and feels so soft.  The 100% Pure Cotton is MUCH heavier and doesn't drape as nice as the 24/7, but the look of the stitches appeals to me more.

Easy Beach Coverup Pattern includes Small to 6X sizing

My results with measuring the Wraps per Inch

Lion Brand 24/7 I got 16 WPI
Lion Brand Cotton I got 12 WPI

I love BOTH yarns and will miss their old cotton.  I have used it for many things and for many years.

BUT, I am Very Pleased with the new 24/7 yarns and the colors that are available.  This yarn gave the garment lots of luster and the drape is fantastic.

Here's the information from Lion Brands Site

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Lion® Cotton Yarn

Article # 760
DISCONTINUED: This yarn is no longer available; however, we make this information available as a courtesy to those who still have the yarn.
Our classic 100% cotton, 4-ply worsted-weight yarn with great absorbency. Ideal for dishcloths, washcloths, placemats, and all kitchen/dining/ bath projects, as well as accessories and garments.

24/7 Cotton Yarn

Article # 761
24/7 Cotton is a worsted-weight, mercerized 100% natural fiber yarn. The mercerization process gives the yarn incredible color and sheen which will last through multiple wash cycles. Choose from a variety of 24 colors, which will be perfect for making fashion garments, home d├ęcor, bath and kitchen accessories, and items for babies and children.