As most knitters and crocheters often find themselves doing, we were browsing through Ravelry over a cup of tea recently, and decided to search our own yarn, Estelle Worsted to see what you talented people have been busy making with it.
Upon doing so, we discovered that there is a truly fantastic collection of projects that have been knit using our popular worsted weight acrylic, wool, nylon yarn! And after contacting each of the knitters and crocheters for their permission (and to simply gush!), we thought that we would share a few with you.
First up, we have the Ravelry user hotcheese, who knit a Mavis Cowl, designed by Melissa Thomson. Using less than two skeins of Estelle Worsted in shade Q61218 Limoncello, this cowl looks cozy, sophisticated, and like a real treat to knit! A fun way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise plain coat/outfit, we seriously love how this cowl of Sarah’s turned out! The added bit of shaping to the top keeps it snug against your neck, so as to avoid any snow or brisk winds from making their way down you front! We definitely have one of these in our queue… and can’t wait to cast on pronto!
Next up, we have crocheter extraordinaire Suzanne. Suzanne found a cardigan that she loved on Pinterest, and through some crafty Google searching, managed to figure out the pattern- Bankok Jacket by Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby. The end result could not be more beautiful! Made using seven skeins of Estelle Worsted in shade Q61205 Black, which she purchased at River City Yarns in Edmonton, this sweater truly is a work of art. Details can be found on Suzanne’s Ravelry page, including photos of her simply stunning finishing and workmanship. Such an inspiration!
Since accessories are always a great way to try out either a new yarn, or a new technique, we love the idea of using Estelle Worsted to knit up a Banff Hat by Tin Can Knits, just like Margaret (aka ladyquiltsalot on Ravelry). Using stranded knitting to produce a lovely tree motif around the perimeter of this hat, you can have a lot of fun with colour combinations. And while we can’t say for sure, we suspect that there may even be enough yarn leftover to reverse the colours for a second hat! Job well done Margaret! It’s gorgeous.
And if you haven’t yet had a chance to knit with the Estelle Worsted, be sure to pop into your local yarn shop to see if they have any in stock! The colour range is vast, so there is sure to be a shade for each and every one of you.
Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!