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Spotlight: Queensland Collection Whitsunday

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.

Whitsunday Knit & Crochet BeretsTo get your creative juices flowing, Nancy Nagle has designed several knit and crochet patterns for you to enjoy.

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.

Add the knit beret to your Ravelry queue.

Add the crochet beret to your Ravelry queue.

Whitsunday Butterfly Knit shawlFor you shawl lovers, check out the Whitsunday Butterfly Knitted Shawl. Add it to your Ravelry queue.

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?

Whitsunday Butterfly Crochet ShawlCrocheters don’t have to feel left out since they also have a version of the Whitsunday Butterfly Shawl to enjoy. Add it to your Ravelry queue.

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.

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