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

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!

10 Responses to “Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell: In Stores this Week!”

  1. Twigs and Twirls

    Hi Vickie. I saw it tonight at my Joann’s and want to try it. I would love to do the market bag but skeins had either the bowtie, dress, or kercheif and the endcap was full. And of course I didn’t take a picture !!!! So where can I find the pattern for the market bag? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you !!!

  2. Vickie Howell

    Hi there! The Bernat folks are working away to get the label patterns (and more!) up on their site by end of day. I’ll also get them up in my shop on Ravelry as I can. Thanks for your patience! 🙂

    • Twigs and Twirls

      Thanks Vickie, I found then on Bernat’s website. I am so excited to try something with this yarn. I am more of a knitter than crocheter but I just might have to learn so I can make that market bag. Thanks again for the info.

    • Johna Wrzosek

      Vickie I think there is an error in row 3 of your “Tri-Light Knit Cowl”. Row 3: K1,yo,knit to marked st yo k1 yo. After this yo, I have no more stitches???? Can you tell me what I am doing wrong. Does the first loop count as a stitch? Counting the first loop and cast on 2 stitches. Or do I not count the loop and cast on 3 stitches. I tried it both ways and come up short. Please help.

  3. Dave and Carole Schwinn

    I just posted my (terrible) picture on your Facebook wall! This yarn is so soft and the colors are really terrific! Thanks, Vickie, for a new addiction!

  4. diane

    I ha e been to 4 Joanna in 2states and cannot find cotton ish. Where can. I find it, other than online?

  5. Joan Dorn

    Could you please help.I’m not having any luck getting past the lst 2 rows.I can only end up on row 3 with eight stitches. Oherwiseit doesn”t come out even with the design in the middle Can you explain why its not working for me? I have had ti very experienced knitter help me and they can figure it out how you end up even on row 3 with nine stitches. Thanks for you help.SURE HOPE YOU CAN HELP i REALLY LOVE THIS SCARF.

  6. nel

    This has become my favorite yarn. Please add more colors! Thank you!

    • Vickie Howell

      Thanks, Nel! We have a couple new colors coming out this Fall — stay tuned! 🙂