Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Gulf Coast Yarn Crawl 2023

It's finally here! The Gulf Coast Yarn Crawl takes place for the month of August.The special knitting and crochet patterns will work up with one full skein and a few minis and will be exclusive to the yarn crawl. See the photos above of the Yarn Crawl yarn and special commemorative project bags.

The yarn featured this year is by an independent dyer, Alexandra, who will visit Bayou Yarn Shoppe on August 29th and 30th. We hope you will plan to stop by to meet her!

Six shops will be included in this year's crawl:

Bayou Yarn Shoppe (Lafayette)

Needle Arts (New Orleans) 

The Quarterstitch (New Orleans)

Mobile Yarn (Mobile, Alabama)

Southern Twist (Fairhope, Alabama)

Dixie Knits (Pensacola, Florida)

You can print your own passport to be stamped at each shop by clicking here.

On Our Needles

Pattern: Seven Sisters Top by Sloane Lacasse

Yarn: Winqu Alqa by Mirasol Yarns

Seven Sisters is a fun, loose-fitting summer top which can be worn alone in hot weather or under a jacket on a cooler day. Winqu Alqa is perfect for this knit; a beautiful variegated 85% cotton, 15% silk yarn.

Our Recently Completed Projects

Pattern: Lola Top by Veronika Lindberg

Yarn: Jeans Lite by Circulo

This sweet top was so much fun to knit and Heather's girls all LOVE it, so now she's got two more to make! The pattern creator has made a video tutorial that will help with any questions you may have. 

Please stop by the shop soon to pick out a fingering weight cotton yarn and get started on your Lola Top!

Pattern: Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit

Yarn: Tiger Socks by Uneek Sock

The Sophie Scarf is a quick knit that will be the perfect gameday accessory! It is worked back and forth in one piece, from tip to tip in garter stitch with built-in i-cord edges. The smaller size Sophie Scarf reaches around the neck once, while the larger size can wrap around the neck twice.

Pattern: Elevation by Audrey Drysdale

Yarn: Kakigori by Noro

From ravelry.com:

Drysdale’s ridged tee will soon have a beloved space in your knitted wardrobe. The body is worked in one neat piece from the neck, with sleeves worked in the round after the raglan increases have been completed. The purl ridge pattern is a snap, just work 18 rounds of stockinette and pop in one purl round. This patten is found in Noro magazine #22.

Pattern: Knitted Knockers by KnittedKnockers.org

Yarn: Wool Pop by Universal

From ravelry.com:

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prostheses are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.

If you are interested in joining us to knit a pair of Knitted Knockers to donate, email us at bayouyarnshoppe@gmail.com.

August Colorway Emma's Yarn

Practically Perfect Sock

Fingering weight

80% SW Merino

20% Nylon

400 yards

Simply Spectacular DK

DK Sport weight

75% SW Merino

25% Nylon

255 yards