Monday, October 24, 2011
Monday Project - Lion Cotton/Hemp Yarn
When I read about the new Lion Brand cotton/hemp blend yarn, I ran up to the store and bought some to test out! I love the feel of hemp fabric and the way it picks up Procion dyes so wonderfully - it'd be great to have a yarn like that.
pattern I developed here. I started with the cream color for the beginning chain and the first two rows, went to the brown for two rows, and then the orange for two rows. I repeated that pattern for rows 7 through 18 and ended with two more rows of cream. For the edging, I used brown.
This dishcloth turned out very, very soft and nice and absorbent. The yarn would be great for baby clothes and anywhere else you want a soft hand. Before washing, the dishcloth measured 13 by 13 inches and after washing and drying in the dryer it was 11 by 11 inches. Not a problem for dishcloths, but something to keep in mind when making something that needs specific dimensions.
I plan on working up some new patterns using this, so stay tuned!
Happy Creating! Deborah