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! You can buy it now on Bernat.com and beginning this week (anytime between now and 5/11), you'll also be able to find it on encaps (that shelving on the end of the aisle) at select, Jo-ann Stores.
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 place mats.
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!)
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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: 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 at your local Jo-ann or indie store, gets 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!