I’ve been downsizing my yarn stash by crocheting without buying yarn as much as possible. The only time I’ve bought is where I’ve needed an extra ball of a particular yarn.
My stash includes loads of James C Brett Woodlander, and I’ve been meaning to make something from it for ages. So when I came across this pattern for a cocoon sweater (it’s a shrug) I decided to hook one up.
The filet stitch makes the shrug light and airy, while the 25% wool contain of Woodlander adds warmth. This makes the shrug perfect for spring/autumn, when the temperature is cool but not so cold I want to put on a jumper.
It’s also a fairly quick make. I hooked along to rewatches of Doctor Who on iPlayer and Netflix, so going on the episodes I know I watches, I reckon it’s taken about 10 hours. (There’s something very meta about measuring time via a TV show about a time traveller!)
What do you think? *twirls*