When I was contacted by Alba, one of the team members behind the small but mighty yarn companies Darn Good Yarn, I was immediately drawn in by their mission.
“Darn Good Yarn isn’t your run-of-the-mill yarn. There are special stories of hard work, love and creativity wrapped into everything you find at Darn Good Yarn. From the artisan to the person who packs our orders, Darn Good Yarn is fueled by infusing Good into all parts of our business. From our warehouse and order fulfillment partnership with Schenectady ARC (a non-profit dedicated to providing employment for adults with developmental disabilities) to our employee benefit programs, our goal is to create a better world by caring and doing things the slightly harder way. In a world of short-cuts and cookie cutter experiences, we believe that when you slow down in order to build that this creates more sustainability and stronger communities.” – Nicole, founder of Darn Good Yarn.
And thus began a beautiful friendship. Alba and I chatted back and forth about what I might like to design with their beautiful bulky weight yarn, and mentioned that they were hoping for some sort of wearable. So a wearable it was going to be, I was thrilled to be able to help.
The yarn was on it’s way in no time, and when it arrived, I was so thrilled with the vibrant colours. Mermaid Splash is a stunner. The blues are so bright, and rich. I couldn’t wait to get started!
Now my friends. Fellow crocheters and knitters. Designing a wearable garment with bulky weight yarn is tough, at least I think so. I wanted to create something that would really show off the beauty of this yarn, without weighing down the wearer, and creating any odd shaping issues. I decided that an open lacework design would suit it best. And it being summer (or close to it) I really wanted something that would fit the season the pattern would be releasing in.
Take a peek at the design that came about!
Isn’t it lovely??
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I hope you enjoy this pattern and this new found friendship with Darn Good Yarn. Enjoy the Mermaid Splash Crochet Pattern that I’ve written, and when you make it, be sure to tag me on Instagram at @coco.crochet.lee