Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell: In Stores this Week!
I’m so excited to announce that it’s finally time to “officially” announce the latest, co-branded yarn in my line: Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell! Beginning this week (anytime between now and 5/11), you’ll be able to find it on encaps (that shelving on the end of the aisle) at select, Jo-ann Stores and on Joann.com.
Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell (just Cotton-ish, for short), is a lightweight, 55% cotton/45% acrylic blend with a tight twist to give it a sproing-y hand. It’s lovely, airy drape is perfect for a variety of items including baby layette, toddler clothing, women’s tops, lacy shawls, summer beanies, cafe curtains and placemats.
Cotton-ish comes in the rich, saturated colors that are signature to my modern-meets-retro-chic aesthetic. While creating this line, I took to heart the frequent requests I get from mom stitchers who are sick of traditional pastels for babies. Whether you’re making something for infant, adult or home, the palette of this line speaks to the trend of mixing bold color with cool neutrals. Each color was hand-picked by me — using everything from fabric to found objects as inspiration — and named after something cotton-related (you know how I love a theme!)
Gauge & Washing Info
If you’re a fan of my other yarn, Sheep(ish) but prefer not to work with wool during the warmer months, then Cotton-ish is for you! Throughout the Spring and Summer keep your eyes open for new, season-appropriate patterns, blog giveaways, Pinterest galleries, a crochet-along, and more!
In the meantime, here’s a look at the free patterns that come on the yarn ball labels.
Free pattern on the yarn label: Tri-Light Kerchief Shown in color: Cotton Gin
Free pattern on the yarn label: Sweet & Simple Sundress
Shown in color: Cotton Harvest
Free pattern on the yarn label: Mai Tie Shown in colors: Cotton Field & Grey T-shirt
Free pattern on the yarn label: Market Bag Shown in color: Lemon Twill
To find a store near you that carries Vickie Howell for Bernat yarns, check out my store locator app.
Are you a LYS owner who will be carrying Cotton-ish in your store? Post your info so I can add the shop to the finder list!
Psst! I haven’t seen it in stores, yet. First three people to snap a picture of the Cotton-ish display (or a selfie of you in front of it) from your local Jo-ann or indie store, get a free bag (3 balls) of Cotton-ish! Just post a link in the comments section of this blog or share a photo on my Facebook wall!
It's almost July and that means it's time to debut YarnYAY!’s Fall/Winter Designer in Residence - the amazing, vibrant, and talented, Toni Lipsey aka @tlyarncrafts ! We're big fans of her work in both the crochet and Tunisian crochet realms and couldn't be more thrilled to have her on the design team for the season.
✨This means that, as of our July box (on sale now) YarnYAY! subscribers will receive one of her patterns, designed especially for us! 🧶
Welcome Toni, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the team! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The majority share of the knitting, crochet, and crafts industries, and the community that supports them, are women and non-binary folk with uteruses. After yesterday's devastating supreme court decision, essentially removing women's constitutional rights over our own bodies, need to support one another. We need to love each other enough to not give up. I see you. My heart is with you.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be on a Zoom action-meeting run by a major women's healthcare organization. We feel powerless, but one of the suggestions they gave for things we can do is to donate to grass-root organizations that focus on women's healthcare clinics.
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