We have a brand new sample at Stash to go with our Kollage Feed Your Creativity kits! Meet the Bonnie Jean shawl:
Pattern: Bonnie Jean by Jen Lucas
Yarn: Kollage Yarns Riveting in Night Denim
Mods: None! I had plenty of yarn left over (enough to make a sizable swatch and still have a little yarn nugget left over) and followed the pattern exactly as written.
Kollage Riveting is a sport weight yarn made from recycled blue jeans. It has a softer hand than many other cottons I’ve worked with and wasn’t at all hard on my hands while I was knitting with it. The yarn has a little bit of texture to it, but it still creates a smooth fabric that incidentally looks a lot like a pair of well worn blue jeans! One great feature of Riveting is that it’s machine washable and you can also feel free to toss it in the dryer. Due to the lace edging, I did not put mine in the dryer because I wanted to make sure that the lace edging would lay flat. It blocked out very nicely and dried much more quickly than I had anticipated!
The pattern has written instructions and charts for both pattern sections of the shawl. There is some errata for the pattern, but if you purchase the kit at Stash we’ve already printed out the errata and tucked it in with the patterns. I do love the little bit of lace on the edging that gives the shawl a little something extra. Bonnie Jean was a fairly quick knit since it’s a narrow shawl that can be either draped over your shoulders or wrapped like a scarf. It would be the perfect little shawl for cool summer nights!
The Feed Your Creativity Kits come with a pattern, skein of yarn to complete the project, and a clear project bag. We have several different colors of the Riveting yarn to choose from!
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