A few of my knitting friends were knitting up cowls with this fun yarn from Universal Yarns! When I saw this particular color at Fibre my local yarn shop, I loved it right away! I really enjoy Universal Yarns Bamboo Bloom Handpaints. It is a thin and thick yarn of shiny bamboo with woolly thick slubs. The fun of this yarn is highlighting the woolly slubs. This color way is Steven Befabulous, it reminds me of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. It has been fun to design with this yarn again!
I worked up Bamboo Bloom once before for a design featured in Crochet! Magazine in Autumn 2015.
It was the first time one my designs made the cover! The Expressionist Cowl used Tunisian Knit Stitch with the occasional Reverse stitches. This time I decided to use Simple Stitches along with sporadic Reverse stitches. To highlight the woolly slubs from the return pass, on the next forward pass using reverse stitches to push the woolly slubs to the front!
If you are looking for a fun and quick pattern and want to try Bamboo Bloom Handpaints, this pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry and LoveCrafts.
Love & Kindness! Enjoy!