I wouldn’t know where to begin to talk about my happiness with this company, and I have lots of reasons for that. Number one for me is that they make yarns with natural fibres, added.
Yarn has changed a great deal since I was a little girl who could walk into a yarn store and get some. Many of the brands I used to love are gone. They no longer exist, and these yarns are for the European and British markets.
Here is the link to their website, because I want to talk about this incredible designer they have, Janie Crow! So first Stylecraft https://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/ and then Janie! https://www.janiecrow.com/
I had seen Janie’s designs a few years ago, and I found them in the youtubes. By accident!
Well let me show you what I have been making. It’s called Fruit Garden CAL!
I am madly in love with this yarn!
I am also madly in love with her designs, and this is where it begins. I had sort of seen these things called CALS in the youtubes, but then I went to the yarn company itself and I saw what Janie had designed. The first thing I saw of hers was Frida’s Flowers. I did not know we could get the sorts of cottons they make over in England and other places. Well, let me show you how I began on Frida. I had the wrong quality in the cotton! Still though, I was a determined American. I rushed out so fast to try and get some cotton yarn you would not believe it. To a big box store, because that is pretty much all we have. Over a two year period, I practiced with it. It takes me a few tries, you know?
Had I known there was a Stylecraft?
Well now I do.
I cannot tell you how much I love the Stylecraft DK “Life” series. I would choose that over anything, right now. The hand on this yarn in a project is superb.
What I love is the Batik series. I am not kidding. Wow.
This yarn has been such an inspiration to me I am going to design things with it.
This is how much I wanted to make Frida’s Flowers the minute I saw it. Frida Khalo!
I love the stunning bright flowers she designed, and it is the spirit of Frida in that design.
So let me show you what I was trying two years ago.
I think I did pretty well, but I didn’t have THE COLORS! Nor did I know there was a yarn kit?
That’s how badly I wanted to make it over a two year period. I’m serious.
Well, guess what?
This was box two from the Stylecraft ranges.
I guess you could say, never use the wrong yarn unless for practice?
I have the right yarn now, from the right company, and the color ranges are superb.
I’m currently testing it, for another CAL, and this is how it works up on a 4mm hook.