I’m very excited to bring this edition of the Yarn Discovery to you! I really loved working with the Schachenmayr Boston Style Yarn and the texture was awesome! I’m also so proud to say that Craftsy sponsored this edition. Craftsy is a wonderful online learning community with classes and FREE resources like patterns, as well as supplies for kits and crafting projects.
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I wanted this blog post to be as informative as it could be, so I asked my ELK Studio Crocheter’s Group some of the questions they would love to know about a yarn they had never used. Let me start with the specifications of the yarn first:
- 46% acrylic, 34% polyester, and 20% wool
- 50 grams/66 yards
- #5 Bulky Weight Yarn
- Care Instructions: Machine wash cold and lay flat to dry.
Now let’s talk about some of the other things you really want to know:
- Can you tell me about the texture of the yarn?
- The texture is soft and has a unique sense of style
- How far will one skein take you in a project?
- I used 2 full skeins of yarn for the cowl. I think for any small accessory project like the cowl or even a hat, 2 skeins would be the minimum.
- What do you think is the best type of projects for the yarn?
- I’m going to say a cowl/scarf and even a hat would be great using this yarn.
- What did you like best about the yarn?
- I love the texture and color of the yarn. It’s a “fun” yarn to use because it’s constantly changing colors and for me that keeps it interesting.
Here’s a picture of the different colors of yarn if you are like me and want to see a variety!
I used the darker yarn in the front for my project which you can see in this picture.
I had asked you on my Facebook page what type of project you thought would be good for this yarn and the majority of everyone said a cowl. I didn’t really have a cowl already in the “yarn pattern stash”, so I decided to write one for you! One of the fans suggested calling it “Chasing the Snow Cowl”! I love it don’t you?
- Schachenmayr Boston Style, (See specifications above), Color way Farbe Partie, I used 2 full skeins 132 yards.
- Hook – K/6.5
- Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge: Isn’t important for this project.
Note: If you decided to make your project larger or smaller, just make sure you chain in multiples of 4.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Ch 80, join by sl st to first ch. (Be sure not to twist your ch)
Round 1: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc in next st and around, sl st to first sc (80st)
Round 2: ch 1 and sc in first st, *skip next st, 3 dc in next st , skip next st, sc in next st*, repeat from *to*, join with sl st to first sc. (80 st)
Round 3: Ch 1 and 3 fpdc around first st, *skip next st, sc in next st, skip next st, 3 fpdc around next st, repeat from *to* sl st to first sc. (80 st)
Round 4: sl st in next st, ch 1 and sc in same st, skip next st, *3 fpdc around next st, skip next st, sc in next st*, repeat from *to*, join with sl st to first sc. (80 st)
Rounds 5-9: Repeat Rounds 3-4
Round 10: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc in next st and around, join with sl st to first sc. (80 st) Fasten off and weave in the ends.
If you are looking for a quick project for Christmas, Chasing the Snow Cowl would make a perfect gift! By the way, I ordered yarn from Craftsy this past Friday (for my next Yarn Discovery posts), and it has already arrived, so they have great service! Order the Boston Style Yarn today! It’s on SALE for only $3.89!
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I hope you have a great day. Be blessed.
Kathy, “farbe partie” is German for “color (part) number.” Some German yarns don’t list the color name on the label.
Kathy Lashley says
Thank you for telling me!