I did promise to show you just what I’ve done to put our new yarn, DesigningVashti Lotus, to work in crochet design.
First I substituted Lotus for a few sportweight gauge pieces from my book Convertible Crochet; the vest Callisto, the shrug Phoebe, the collar Corsair. Also I used Lotus for the Jolimar Skirt, originally designed in now discontinued NaturallyCaron.com Spa.
But the ultimate test of this yarn, the real reason I considered designing a yarn because I could never find the right one anywhere else, is to make… pants. Finally, with the convergence of the perfect yarn at the point in my crochet career when I have the skills to actually do it, there be seamless crocheted pants!
The same pattern set will offer the Boy Shorts, Tap Pants, Capris and Lounge pants. Naturally, I had to design tops to go with; a babydoll and a sleeveless tunic. The tank in Sapphire Lotus is already out, but you may not recognize the design; it’s DJC2 Tank Girl, made in Junior Size S and worn tight and cropped. I know, I know. Wearing crochet head to butt is considered to be a bit too much, over the top. A No-No. A Fashion Don’t. However, these are pajamas. Sleep sets. Unless you invite the Fashion Police to your next slumber party, who’s gonna know? Lotus Pants and the tops, oh, and one pretty, flirty little lace dress in one of my favorite crochet stitch patterns are coming to DJC Designs, Spring 2014. Thereabouts.
Until then, what can you do to get to know Lotus? If you see this in time, you can join me and the boss, Vashti Braha, in the Crochetville chat room, Friday, 10 January, 1:00 to 2:00 Eastern time. Check this Facebook event page in the morning for info and a link to the chat location. We will be spilling our guts about Lotus and stuff. Also, Vashti’s brain has been working overtime and she dreamed up a fun way for you to sample Lotus. It’s the Lotus Color Chip Kit, yarn snips in each shade, enough to make these itty bitty, goofy but cool color chips.
Join us in the Crochetville chatroom and find out how you can get your kit. I’m already limbering up my typing fingers in anticipation. Hope to meet you there.