Oh, Preciosa! I have not seen my coworkers squeal in such unison as they did when this yarn arrived in the office. Its single ply softness makes it an absolute JOY to craft with, and its gorgeous colors make your imagination (as well as your project queue) go wild. The greatest thing that happened when our staff grabbed some skeins: they cast on for such a diverse range of projects. From sweaters to stuffed animals, check out what we made!
To our collective delight, Alison is on a sea creature knitting bender. Isn’t this octopus truly amazing? She said what interested her about the pattern was his eyelids. His eyelids! When she saw knitted eyelids, she knew she had to make it. Don’t you love when a detail like this just takes hold? Alison knitted it using 3 skeins of Gladiola and 2 skeins of Goldfish, all held double throughout.
She also completed this adorable turtle/tortoise from this pattern (Ravelry link) with 1 full skein of Preciosa in Bonsai, half a skein of Tadpole, and a teeny amount of Sasquatch. With yarn color ways like these, who wouldn’t want to craft some fun creatures? I am in love with his granny square shell!
Hannah cast on for a gorgeous sweater (Ravelry link) in Preciosa. She toiled over whether to use a bright color, but knew she’d wear a garment made in colorway Panther a lot more. I love how the slight variation in the color looks in the rows of reverse stockinette stitch. So lovely!
Alison made her son a cute funnel neck sweater (Ravelry link) in the colorway Maritime. With just two skeins, he has a great pullover, as soft and comfy as a blanket!
Alison also used Preciosa in Maritime for her squid. She held this color double, paired it with the colorway Captain (also held double) and followed this pattern (Ravelry link) to make a hilarious stuffed friend perfect as a teatime companion.
Look at the scale of this guy! Wouldn’t you like to walk down the street holding his hand? Heads would surely turn!
Soft and warm, light and bright, Preciosa is a yarn that you’ll love to knit or crochet with, and that will have you casting on again and again and again. Use it for blankets, sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, or that stuffed animal you’ve been meaning to make for some time! After all, who wouldn’t want to swim in a sea of Preciosa?