I’m very excited to bring Yarn Discovery #8 to you this week! Once again, I received this yarn when I attended TNNA last month. I will admit the colors of the Baah Yarn are some of the most exquisite I’ve seen and used as a designer. The pictures really don’t do the yarn enough justice, although I think you can really see the vibrant colors radiantly shining. Oh, and the feel of the yarn is incredible too! The Baah yarn tag line is “Color You Can Feel”! I certainly agree with the slogan don’t you?
I named this project Sands by the Sea Shore because of the beautiful blue next to the shades of brown. It seemed like a perfect fit to me.
I know Chevron is a classic pattern, so I thought how wonderful would it be to take 3 skeins of the beautiful Baah yarn and mix it with the Chevron stitch But…..I also wanted to put a unique spin on the pattern to make it more eye catching. Have you noticed there is nothing symmetrical about the rows of colors? I honestly just changed colors when it “felt” right, but I think it turned out perfectly. The colors blended so well that you could “get away” with just being creative with the color changes and since it is considered a fingering weight yarn, you had enough room to play around because the project didn’t grow as quickly as it would if you were using worsted weight. I actually tried the same technique of random color changes using a worsted weight yarn and just couldn’t pull off the same effect. With the Baah Yarn, you can really use your own creativity and come up with something spectacular too!
Be sure to FIND a local yarn store near you that sells the yarn!
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:
- LaJolla, 100% Superwash Merino Fingering Weight
- 205 meters / 400 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
- Gauge: 30 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)
- Care Instructions: Handwash 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?
It’s a fingering weight yarn and is 100% superwash merino so with those two combinations….you get a very lightweight yarn that is really soft and nice.
- How far will one skein take you in a project?
The chevron pattern is a “closed” stitch pattern, so I used almost the entire 3 skeins for my project and felt like I was able to achieve my goal. However, if I were to use an open stitch like a shell or something….I could see the 3 skeins being more than enough for any other shawl or even a garment project.
- What do you think is the best type of projects for the yarn?
You couldn’t go wrong with using this yarn for a garment or accessory.
- What did you like best about the yarn?
The richness of the colors are certainly attention grabbing and how the Blue Topaz mixed with the Hazelnut and Pecan were amazing. The Blue Topaz certainly is the show stopper in this particular project, but I don’t believe it would be that way without the other two complimentary yarns.
- Baah, La Jolla Yarn, 100% Superwash Merino, Fingering Weight, 400 yards/100 gram/3.5 oz skein, Colorways: Pecan, Hazelnut and Blue Topaz.
- Hook – E/3.50
- Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge: Blocked: 1.5 stitch pattern repeats and 8 Rows = 2.5″
Finished Size: 52″ x 14.5″
Ch 280 + 4 = 50″ (extra small) (1,1,1) Skein
Ch 308 + 4 = 55″ (small) (2,2,2) Skeins
Ch 336 + 4 = 60″ (medium) (2,2,2) Skeins
Ch 364 + 4 = 65″ (large) (2,2,2) Skeins
Ch 392 + 4 = 70″ (extra large) (2,2,2) Skeins
- If you decided to make your project larger or smaller, just make sure you chain in multiples of 14 sts + 4.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as the first dc, unless otherwise stated.
- See the color sequence chart below.
Decrease Stitch: (uses next 3 sts), *YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * 2 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook. (counts as one dc).
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
YO – Yarn Over
Row 1: Ch (284,312,340,368,396), dc in 4th ch from hook and next 5 chs, decrease (See Special Stitches), dc in next 5 chs, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, decrease, dc in next 5 ch, repeat from * across to last ch, 2 dc in last ch. (282,310,338,366,394 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (See Pattern Notes), dc in first st, dc in next 5 sts, decrease, dc in next 5 sts, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 sts, decrease, dc in next 5 sts, repeat from * across to last st, 2 dc in top of ch 3.
Repeat Row 2 until Row 39 or until you have reached your desired width. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Row 1: With RS (right side) facing, using Color C, join by sl st in last st, ch 1, 3 sc in last st, sc evenly across side, 3 sc in first ch of foundation ch, sc in next 5 chs, *2 sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch**, sc in next 11 chs, ending last repeat at **, until last 7 ch, sc in next 6 chs, 3 sc in top of ch 3, sc evenly across side, 3 sc in first st, sc in next 12 sts, ^2 sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st^^, sc in next 11 sts, repeat from ^, ending last repeat at ^^, until last 12 sts, sc in last 12 sts, join by sl st to first sc.
Optional Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, 3 sc in corner st, *sc across until next corner st, 3 sc in next corner st, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st.
I hope you’ve loved today’s Yarn Discovery post! Be sure to visit the Baah Yarn Facebook page and tell them you’re from ELK Studio stopping by to say HI and that you love their yarn!!!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post as I was given the yarn. All opinions are purely my own.