Announcing the BC Garn Summer Collection!

Surprise! We have a cool new collection just in time for summer! The BC Garn Collection, featuring our favorite BC Garn summer yarns: Alba, Tussah Tweed, and Lino.

In this six-piece collection you’ll find sweet and satisfying tops for every-body with inclusive sizing that ranges from a 32” to a 61” finished bust. So grab a fruity drink, your knitting needles, and get ready to cast on a summer top that will keep you entertained and cool all summer long!

Aqua Fresco by Laura Zukaite

Aqua Fresco is knit in pieces from the bottom up. Worked in a lovely fisherman’s ribbing, this oversized dolman is both casual and classy.

Blackberry Fizz by Sandi Prosser

Worked in pieces from the bottom up, Blackberry Fizz is a lacey tunic that doubles as the perfect beach knitting project and a breezy cover-up.

Fruit Punch by Yoko Hatta

Fruit Punch is worked flat in pieces in a cable and ribbing pattern. As a casual summer sweater, it can go straight from the office to a friends BBQ.

Limeade by Yoko Hatta

Knit flat, in pieces and seamed, Limeade has an elegant silhouette and is equally at home paired with jeans or a smart jacket.

Pineapple Smoothie by Audrey Drysdale

Worked flat in pieces in a lace pattern, Pineapple Smoothie has a lot of ease for comfort and wearability. The drape and stitch patterning make this sweater a constant closet staple.

Pink Lemonade by Patty Lyons

Worked flat in two pieces and seamed, Pink Lemonade is worked in a fun but simple dropped stitch that makes this funky top the perfect piece to wear out on the town.

You can view all six designs in more detail on Ravelry here. Enjoy!

Images: Jack Deutsch


Crochet Something Contest: Best Doily!

I. Love. Doilies.

I love them so much that I gave them their very own Crochet Summer Crochet Something Contest category! I think they are what really, honestly, led me into the craft world. My grandmother had some amazing doilies in her apartment that she, her mother, and her sisters had made over the years and I was mesmerized by their intricate and lacy twists and turns. They were eternally feminine, yet endlessly practical. They were the catalyst that led me to insist my grandmother teach me to crochet, though she was a hesitant and terrible teacher. 

Follow this Ravelry link to look at pages and pages of the best of modern doily crocheting, including the designs above by Grace Fearon, Julia Hart, Viktoriia Gul, Johanna Lindahl, Zoya Matyushenko, Lynn Koultas, and Olga Poltava.

Usually when we think "doily," images of those fussy, frilly, white cotton bits that may have covered your Great Aunt Myrna's house, like this:

AND I THINK THAT'S JUST GREAT!

Do you have a love of doilies as well? Share your story in the comments! 


In case you missed it, here is a brief recap of our Crochet Summer Crochet Something Contest (CSCSC):

THE CROCHET SUMMER CROCHET SOMETHING CONTEST!

This non-competitive contest is a great opportunity to spend the summer trying something new, or finally challenging yourself to make that thing you’ve always wanted to make. This feel-good contest is meant to be a fun way to gather more people to the craft of crochet.

There are six categories:
• Best Garment
• Best First Crochet Project
• Best Art/Sculptural Work
• Best Doily
• Best Home Decor (afghan, pillow, tea cozy, bathmat, etc.
• Name your own category (anything that doesn’t fit into one of the previous categories, bonus points for a funny, yet tasteful, category heading)

Each category will have one winner, with many superlative-laden runners up. EVERYONE is a winner with Crochet Summer! Post your entry on Instagram by August 31st with the hashtag #crochetsomethingcontest2018 and you could WIN!