I am a yarn hoarder. It is a little embarrassing the amount of skeins of yarn I own. I don’t know when I started my “collection”, but it has grown in size. So, I made myself a promise to use up some of the yarn I own before I don’t buy any more. That vow lasted about a month, and in that time I did not visit a craft store. I caved the moment I passed this yarn.
It is billed as a home decor yarn, but I saw something more. It reminded me of a tee-shirt yarn, but softer (made of cotton and nylon). I used to make tee-shirt cowls from a yarn that I loved. It was soft, yet breathable, and a perfect three season cowl.
Unfortunately, I think they discontinued the yarn. And so with only a few left to sell on my Etsy site. I thought my three season cowls might be a thing of the past. But this yarn gives me hope.
I started tinkering with it, and realized it has great stretch. I had been wanting to try making something with a Tunisian stitch. Other than a few experimental swatches, I had not used this stitch. But I liked how flat a piece feels (not knotty) with this stitch, so I figured I’d give it a try.
This is the final result. I decided a headband would be a great first project with this stitch and yarn. It turned out great. I love the colors, and it stretches and hugs my head, so I can wear it to the gym or just out and about. I plan to do more, and can write up a pattern soon. And I definitely will buy more of this yarn (I might need a bigger house to put it all in!).