I must admit, I’m so super jealous over women that wear these sorts of garments. I could wear it but then it defies social acceptance and who needs that extra pressure.
Swanky Yarn is a brand new line to the Red Heart Yarn Collection. When the Red Heart team was telling me about this yarn last year… they were telling me about the sequins. I was thinking conventional sequins and they were like, “Mikey… wait until you see this yarn!”
This is one of those yarns that surprised me A LOT! The sequins are magnificent at being nearly 1/2″ long in a tear drop shape. It was so different than what I had expected. There is a generous amount of sequins within the yarn ball as well. It’s one of those yarns where you don’t need to squint to find the sequins as it’s really obvious without being overkill.
This free pattern is called All the Glamour Shawl by Kristin Omdahl. Fact is, this shawl is currently sitting on my mannequin in my studio. Daniel has dolled up the mannequin to be casual and it looks amazing. I think this is one of those designs where it changes to whatever you are wearing.
Imagine this… Do this pattern with the Sterling Colour of Swanky. Bam… you are ready for a wedding. I’m a huge fan of Kristin’s designs. She’s definitely the queen of making crochet look so interesting and elegant. Even better, it’s affordable. This yarn is about $6.30 per ball and you only need 3. For about $20 you have something really special!