Cozy Cocoon Pillow
Finally, a real pillow pattern using Pixie Dust & Sister yarns! I've been waiting for this day for quite a while now. Our pixie dust yarn, with all its sparkles and cocoony awesomeness, lends itself perfectly to projects for your home. This pattern features a garter stitch front, knit in Pixie Dust & a herringbone stitch for the back, knit in our Sister yarn. Of course, the sides are interchangeable, depending on your mood you can switch what side faces outward. 1 skein of each of Pixie Dust & 1 skein of Sister will knit up into a 12”x12” pillow and 2 skeins of each will knit up into an 18”x18” pillow. The pattern is now available on Ravelry for $3 here.
Yarn Snowball Ornament DIY
Some of you that follow me on instagram know I've just finished a massive Christmas decoration project for Urban Outfitters. I was commissioned by them to make these styrofoam balls covered in our yarn. It was a ton of fun but very time consuming! All of the yarn snowballs I made will decorate the common area at the Urban Outfitters home office in Philly. I think they came out beautifully and have gotten a few inquiries about how they were made. Making them was so simple and easy. This is the PERFECT gift for a holiday party hostess. They work really well with our Pixie Dust yarn. I used 2 colors, Aqua Frost & Snowflake, striped together at different intervals. Here's how to make your own!
The ones I made were all different size- ranging from 6" to 12" in diameter. For smaller ornaments for your Christmas tree I'd recommend tinier styrofoam balls- 2"-3" in diameter.
Here's what you will need: Styrofoam balls (from Micheal's or any craft store), straight pins & Pixie Dust yarn.
Start off by pinning the yarn into the styrofoam ball. Wrap the yarn around in a spiral shape, pinning as necessary to keep the yarn securely in place.
This does take a lot of pins! Continue to wrap your yarn around your styrofoam ball as shown below. Wrap your yarn all the way around the ball until there is no white styrofoam showing!
Below, is an example of how my larger styrofoam ball looked as I covered it with yarn. This one is 12" in diameter.
And voila! Add a yarn loop at the top by pinning the yarn look in place. You may need a longer or sturdier pin for this part to keep the yarn loop pinned tightly to the styrofoam.
Happy Christmas Crafting!
Last night I spent some time (ok a LOT of time!) on Ravelry, an easy thing to do! There is so much inspiration on Ravelry. Most of all I wanted to check out what people have been making with our yarns. Below are a bunch of my favorite projects, that I hope will inspire you too. There are many many more on Ravelry, to search for them, just search for our yarns and all these projects will pop up!
The Purl Bee's Fun kids hat in Cherry Blossom. Check out the project here.
Cast Away's Whimsy Hat in Mermaid Cafe, more info here.
Bubblegum Twist Snowbunny Hat! More info here.
Summer Holiday Shawl, pattern here. Knit with a Pixie Dust edge.
Copper Tone Warmer, info here.
Open work infinity scarf from Unraveled Yarns, more info here.
Collaged Cowl in Shooting Star Rolling Stone, available here.
Ruby Hodgepodge Hat in Sangria Wine, available here.