We recently had a customer contact us asking what she could make with the 25 yard skeins of our Cotton Tweed Twine that she had just bought. The cute, tiny bundles had her a little flummoxed as to project possibilities. After writing her back and giving her a number of suggestions, she responded with, “Thanks! I get the idea now.” This little exchange got me to thinking that perhaps a primer on, “What to do with 25 yards of KOTB Cotton Tweed Twine“, might be beneficial to more than just this one customer.
The whole idea behind our Cotton Tweed Twine is to promote it for “Beach Knitting.” Fun, easy, simple projects you can take with you to the beach or on vacation. As knitters we all know that with the arrival of the warm, summer months our knitting habits change just a little. Our heavy sweater and afghan projects are swapped out for smaller ones in lighter weight yarns that can easily be tossed into a beach bag or backpack.
The bracelet & earbud cozy require 1 skein (if you want to also make the pouch for the earbud cozy, add 2 more skeins), the cowl depends on how many strands you want. I would suggest at least 4 skeins, using a #8 needle. We also offer a FREE PATTERN on the FREE STUFF page of this blog for an Eyeglasses Cord which takes just one skein.
Our pattern, Flora, that was recently featured in Creative Knitting Magazine’s, “Make it this Weekend” Spring 2012 edition, would look beautiful using our Cotton Tweed Twine and embellished with some of our Turkish Oya lace. Using US #4 needles and 5-6 skeins would give you ample yardage to make a six strand necklace. A strand in each color would make a perfect summertime accessory, don’t you think?
To us, the project possibilities are endless. What are your ideas? We would love to see them. Send us a picture of something you’ve knit using our Cotton Tweed Twine and we will post it. If it is a pattern you designed, let us know, perhaps we can work out a deal to offer it to our other customers!
Ahh, summertime, when the knitting is easy!