Did you know that February is International Boost Your Self Esteem Month? Nothing is better for a self esteem boost than completing a project, whether it’s a simple dishcloth or a detailed afghan, finishing something feels good!
Why not boost your self esteem this month by finding yourself a new feel-good project to work on? We’ve got some fabulous free patterns available on our website that are sure to inspire you and ignite your inner artist. We also have some terrific new yarns from Cascade to tell you about that are sure to make you feel good throughout every step of your creative journey!
Sarasota Solids and Sarasota Chunky Solids
Just a few years ago Cascade Yarns took the knitting world by storm with Sarasota, a speckled cotton and acrylic blend that was perfect for everything from market bags to beach cover ups. Because they know a good thing when they see it, this Spring Cascade has released Sarasota Solids and Sarasota Chunky Solids, the perfect addition to your Spring/Summer wardrobe.
Sarasota Solids and Sarasota Chunky Solids are the perfect blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, giving you the crisp stitch definition of cotton with the lightweight properties of acrylic. It really is the best of both worlds!
Sarasota Solids is available in forty-two tempting shades, and with names such as Beach Glass and Deep Lagoon, you are sure to be motivated to get cracking at your Summer knitting. Sarasota Solids is a DK weight that contains an impressive 287 meters per ball, meaning just a few balls will make for an affordable, high quality garment.
Remember, Cascade Yarns always has a great selection of free patterns on their website for your customers to choose from. The Lacy Shawl offers an excellent opportunity to hone lace-knitting skills, while the Jessie Tee offers classic raglan seams with just a hint of seed stitch detail.
Sarasota Chunky Solids is slightly heavier than its little sister, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this isn’t perfect for warm weather projects. The brilliant blend of cotton and acrylic makes for a light, airy chunky yarn that breathes and flows beautifully.
Sarasota Chunky Solids is available in twenty-seven richly saturated, show stopping colourways. Each 200-gram ball packs a walloping 280 meters each, almost unheard of for a chunky yarn!
Nifty Cotton Splash
Nifty Cotton Splash is the newest member of the Cascade Yarns family and the timing couldn’t be better. With only six weeks left until the start of Spring, knitters and crocheters are starting to get that itch, that desire to grab a ball of cotton and just pretend that it’s warmer out than it really is.
Nifty Cotton Splash is the best way to scratch that itch. Soft and snuggly yet strong and durable, Nifty Cotton Splash is perfect for dishcloths, kids clothes, baby blankets, garments, afghans and more! Unlike other cottons on the market, Nifty Cotton Splash is tightly plied so your stitches don’t split, and are uniform and balanced.
Available in eight fun and funky colourways, every ball is a party in your hands! Can’t you just imagine a crochet bag in Lemon Lime or a wee baby sweater in Primary? Precious!!
Nifty Cotton Splash comes in 100-gram skeins with 169 meters of cottony bliss per skein. With a 5-star rating on Ravelry, this a cotton yarn you will return to again and again for all your Summer knitting needs!