Waiting for Summer!

April 21, 2017

sanibel cowl tahki stacy charles catalina mercerized cotton

This beautiful weather today is making us think about the upcoming summer with warmer temperatures and the sun out, so we're knitting some summery accessories with plant fiber yarns to keep them light and cool.

This week we're going to feature Catalina from Tahki Stacy Charles.  It's 100% Mercerized Cotton which gives it a beautiful sheen, but what gives it even more textural interest is that it has a thick/thin texture that knits up into soft, subtle stripes.  In stockinette or garter stitch it would be much more pronounced, but in the lace pattern in Sanibel Cowl it gives it an airy and light feel, even a little whimsical, perfect for summer!  This yarn comes in 50g balls with 131 yds, and our store sample took a skein and a half.  The color palette is a nice blend of neutrals so this cowl is certain to become your go-to accessory for the summer.