Have you ever worked with Mesh yarn? I dind't know anything about it except that others have made some very cute scarves with it until a week ago. A friend of mine saw a dress on Etsy that she really wanted me to make for her baby that is due this summer. It is a very pretty tube dress using mesh yarn as the skirt. I purchased the pattern - not realizing she had already purchased it also (and she doesn't crochet) so that I could make one for her. Upon reading the required materials, we began our search for the mesh yarn - and Oh Boy - it's not cheap! I checked all the local stores and even asked sales associates about it and none had heard of it.
She didn't want to spend the money ordering it online and also paying shipping (I wouldn't have either). So I decided to try and come up with my own version using just the Caron Simply Soft yarn....This is my end result:
Then, later that week, I stopped by Joann's craft store to see if by chance they had some mesh yarn. To my delight, they had 1 box and only 1 box (I asked) of Red Heart Sashay and there were only 5 skeins left. They are $5 each and there was only blue or teal to choose from. Not having used it before, I didn't want to stock up on it if I didn't end up liking it so I bought 1 of each color (should have bought them all!) I came home and was excited to give it a try on my own pattern and here is the end result for that:
Heidi from Heidi's Hook https://www.facebook.com/HeidisHook?ref=ts was one of the testers for the NB size and has written up a pattern for leggings to match :) They are darling and I can't wait to see it all together on a baby.
This pattern will be available in the next week or so and I will post a link when it's up and running.
I hope the weather for your Holiday weekend is full of sunshine - Have a wonderful holiday and travel safely my friends!