Today’s Dreaming of Spring yarn preview takes us the beautiful Queensland Collection line with a new yarn named for a group of island off the Australian coast.
The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 tropical islands in Australia’s Coral Sea.
The Whitsunday yarn is a machine washable, cotton blend available in eight colors that knits to a suggested gauge ranging from worsted to DK.
The Whitsunday Knitted and Crochet Berets are both worked in the round using just one ball of Whitsunday yarn. The slouchy style of these berets is very popular right now.
This pretty shawl takes just two balls of Whitsunday yarn! This piece is shaped as half a hexagon, with increases at each edge and on two points in the body of the garment. Blocking can emphasize the flouncy edging.
Nancy suggests it would be a great travel project because the body of the shawl is easy to work. Beach knitting anyone?
The crochet version is worked from the neck down and also takes just two balls of Whitsunday yarn.
Nancy says you can make it larger by repeating either the body or edging section, but reminds you to purchase extra yarn.
With 273 yards per ball, and the easy care aspect of being machine washable, Whitsunday will be great for warm weather garments, too!
You can find stores near you that stock the Queensland Collection line by using our “Store Locator” feature and filtering by zip code.