March comes with the promise that winter will end soon, and spring will begin. Ash Wednesday, Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick's Day, and the Spring Equinox all give us the promise of warm(er), spring weather.
But, spring is very fickle in Estes Park, and that's why we chose "Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece" for our special yarn for March...it is 25% off this month! This DK (light worsted weight) yarn is 80% pima cotton and 20% merino wool, making it an ideal yarn for transitional seasons. The cotton keeps the wearer cool and the 20% wool gives more resilience to the yarn, making it easy to work with. "Cotton Fleece" comes in wide selection of colors...61 to be exact. With that many colors, you will find just the right one for your project! Use US Size 6 needles for a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch.
What can you knit or crochet out of this yarn? "Cotton Fleece" is perfect for a blanket to welcome a new baby, children's clothes, and summer clothing for everyone.
This blanket would be a great welcome gift for a new baby. This is a free pattern on Ravelry, called "Honeycomb Blanket". Baby will love snuggling up in this super soft blanket!
Baby's big sister will love this Barefoot Knits "Twirly Skirt," and the knitter will love knitting this fun project:
We have have a beautiful model in our shop - the "New Zealand Lace Edge Top," knit from "Cotton Fleece." This is an attractive sweater was designed by Colorado's own Ann Young especially for this yarn. What a great transitional sweater!
When I looked at projects for "Cotton Fleece," I discovered how very versatile this yarn is. I have shown you three projects, but if you look on Ravelry, you will find 63 pages of crochet and knitting patterns, and crafters have posted 15,875 projects created from this yarn! Come in, choose your color of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, and start knitting or crocheting sweaters, hats, blankets, children's clothing, market bags, tank tops, shawls, and scarves. Remember: 25% off the yarn during March!