Lori’s Banada Crochet Cowl Project
Made by: Lori Hooker (lori.hooker)
Pattern: The Bauble Bandana Cowl by I Need It Crochet
Yarn: Be So Vivid Yarn in color Sunny Daze
I used the color Sunny Daze. This project calls for 300 yds which is perfect for a ball of Be So Vivid!
Note: Be So Vivid Yarn is discontinued. Here are some suggested alternatives for yarn substitution:
Self-striping Yarns: Ice Yarns has lots of long, self-striping yarns to choose from. They range from sport weight to bulky weight with a variety of fiber contents, too. Mohair, wool, cotton, acrylic. So many choices!
Blue Sky Fibers Printed Organic Cotton Yarn: #4 worsted weight, certified organic cotton; 150 yds per 100 gm hank; needle size 7 – 9. I think the drape and weight of this yarn would be comparable to Be So Bold, Be So Cozy and Be So Tender Yarns. It comes in 8 colors and retails for $18.00 per hank.
Malabrigo Verano Yarn: #4 worsted weight, 100% Pima cotton; 205 yds per 100gm hank; needle size 5 – 6. I think the drape and weight of this yarn would be comparable to Be So Bold, Be So Cozy and Be So Tender Yarns. It comes in 32 colors and retails for $16.75 per hank.
Shine Worsted: #4 worsted weight 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber; 75 yds per 50 gm skein, suggested needle size US 6 – 9. I think the drape and weight of this yarn would be comparable to Be So Bold, Be So Cozy and Be So Tender Yarns. It comes in 30 colors and retails for $3.99 per skein.
Chroma Worsted: #4 worsted weight self-striping gradient 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon; 198 yds per 100gm ball; suggested needle size US 6 – 9. I think the drape, weight and gradient coloring of this yarn would be comparable to Be So Vivid Yarn. It comes in 25 colors and retails for $11.99 per ball.
Billow: #5 bulky weight 100% Pima Cotton thick and thin textured yarn; 120yds per 100gms; suggested needle size US 10 – 11. I think the drape, texture and weight of this yarn would be comparable to Be So Tender Yarn. It comes in 18 colors and retails for $7.99 per hank.
Caron O’Go Yarn: #5 bulky weight 100% acrylic self striping yarn; 228 yds per 6.4 oz ring; suggested needle size US 10. I think the drape and weight of this yarn would be comparable to Be So Easy Yarn. And I think the color striping would be comparable to Be So Vivid Yarn, too.
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