Another beautiful shawl is coming from Casapinka: The Hug Shot Shawl! For a limited time, June 5-7, the pattern is FREE with purchase of two hanks of yarn from hand dyers and local yarn shops. So exciting!
The Hug Shot is a companion shawl to Casapinka’s Breathe and Hope shawl. Its a little simpler, easier, but still with that classic Casapinka style. Easy enough for beginners, but interesting enough for experienced knitters.
It is knit with 2 hanks of fingering weight yarn: Casapinka’s sample used a solid and a speckle (the PINK one). My beautiful friend Maresi is making our sample with Fat Bunny Yarn Poppy in Lime Slice and Fat Bunny Yarn Lucky sock in Dolphin Day (the GREEN one). They both look great!
To get the FREE pattern, simply buy 2 hanks of yarn and the code for the FREE pattern will be emailed to you to download. What a fun shawl that you can create with ease. Lots of colors to choose from, although Casapinka recommends the PINK!
Poppy comes in 16 poppin’ shades and plays so nicely with other yarns like our Lucky Sock base or Leap Sport base. I imagine it might be beeeeeeyoootiful with our Petal Silks, too. If you need a little help picking 2 colors, please reach out or look at our Fat Bunny Page on Instagram where we’ve been posting color combinations. We can’t wait to see the Hug Shot knit in Fat Bunny Yarn out in the wild.
Here’s the deal: Purchase any 2 hanks of Fat Bunny Yarn Poppy, Leap, Lucky or Petal Silks between now and June 7th and get the coupon code to redeem between June 5-7 for the Casapinka Hug Shot Shawl for FREE.
They can provide just the right elegant, sparkly accent to a fancy stitch or spice up a plain one.
And thanks to some very smart friends, I’ve learned a lot about making them easy to add to your work.
Check out how perfectly this “oil stain” bead makes this little stitch “pop”:
A few tools make the process of beading super easy: A tiny crochet hook ( I used a size 1.0 mm) and a bead holder.
It came with 10 hooks ranging in size from 0.5mm to 2.75mm
with a super cute zippered bag.
There are several types available, but I’m just thrilled with the set I got.
You can buy a bead holder, but I made this one from an old cd case and a piece of clear packing tape.
It holds the beads securely until I’m ready for them. It closes nicely and holds my tiny crochet hook. And it fits inside my project bag.
So here’s how the magic works:
First, using removable stitch markers,
mark the places you want to add beads, before you start to knit the row.
Knit your pattern and when you come to a marked stitch pull it off your left needle.
Don’t panic. The stitch marker will prevent the stitch from dropping.
Place the stitch back on the left needle,
With a little preparation and the right tools, you can add sparkle to any project with ease. So get beading!!
Our new base Poppy is so fun! 430 yards and 100 grams of Superwash merino/nylon to add poppin’ texture to all your summer projects. You may have seen Poppy at Four Purls Yarn Shop in Winter Haven, FL during the Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl. You may have seen Poppy on Four Purls’ Facebook and Instagram, paired with Emma’s Yarn in a beautifully woven scarf. Four Purls is the only place you can get Poppy in the Miss Poppy, Mango, You’re a Peach, Faded Jeans, Surf and Lilac You A lot colorways. Soon, new colors of Poppy will be available from Stash – A Place for Yarn, in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL. You can only buy Poppy from Four Purls (www.fourpurls.com) and Stash (www.stashstpete.com).
So, why can’t you buy Poppy on our website? We made that decision, because we feel that sustaining our Local Yarn Shops during this time is important. Local Yarn Shops provide our communities with so much more than just yarn. Throughout the Corona stay at home period, local yarn shops have strived to continue to provide support and entertainment through virtual knit nights, face-time shopping, curbside pick-up, free shipping, make-a-longs and other activities. We want them to be there when this is over! So for now, please buy Fat Bunny Yarn from these Local Yarn Shops.
We hope you love the look of Poppy and want to make something beautiful with it. On our needles, is the Kinikin Cardigan, by Tara-Lynn Morrison. Holding 1 strand of Poppy and 1 strand of Fat Bunny Leap sport weight yarn, both in Periwinkle, its turning out to be a gorgeous combination! Follow Fat Bunny Yarn on Instagram to watch as we complete this quick knit and to see new colors of Poppy and our other yarns. Stay safe, stay cozy, and wash your paws.
This weekend is going to be one of the yarniest weekends ever!
Yarn Lounge (yarnloungeco.com) comes to Lakeland, FL on Saturday, March 7th from 2-6 at Yard on Main.
Four Purls Yarn Shop has their 10 year anniversary party all weekend long. Check their website (fourpurls.com) for the details on all 3 days of fun!
Fat Bunny Yarn will be at Four Purls on Sunday March 8 for a meet & greet from 12-2. Come check out our new base Poppy only available at Four Purls during the Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl!
The Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl begins Friday March 6th with lots of great yarn shops throughout central Florida. Continuing through March 14, fun and prizes and 6 participating yarn shops!
This bunny is so excited about all the fiber friends and shopping and knitting and crocheting and spinning and weaving and all other sorts of yarntastic things. Our shop will be closed over the weekend and we will be doing yarnventory through Wednesday, March 11th.
Please look for the Fat Bunny Yarn logo on a tote bag at all these events. I’ll be carrying it and will be wearing a bright orange and pink shawl. My name is Maria and I hope to meet you!!