Monday, August 29, 2016

Barn Shawls/ Missouri-Made Mondays

I'm beginning a new feature on Stephanie's Stuff called Missouri-Made Mondays. Featured here will be Hand Made items made by myself or a member of my Etsy shop,
  Katy Trail Creations.

Waiting for the Autumn and Winter chill to arrive here in Central Missouri. It hasn't happened yet, but it will. One item I crochet has done pretty well in the shop.
Homespun Yarn by Lion Brand has a super soft texture and appearance that has made these shawls irresistable both online and at craft shows. I can't tell you how many folks have to stop and feel these shawls while on display.
This is the latest version done in 'Clouds' with painterly colors of medium and dark gray. Soft and thick yarn will keep you cozy on those quickly approaching Autumn evenings.

A helpful hint in working with this style of yarn:
This sort of yarn you have to really 'feel' the stitches. It will blend together flawlessly. If you aren't experienced with this technique, try a few practice swatches and use a stitch you are very familiar with before starting a major project. The results will be much nicer.

Give me a shout out from your 'made' location!