My entry for the Hottie Challenge evolved into this!
I started with a rather different looking finished item in mind - but sometimes the yarns and stitches just have a mind of their own.
The main part is made in Cleakheaton Cotton Slub 8 ply which is a cotton/poly/viscose mix and actually consists of three separate strands, one of which has lots of knobbly bits making an interesting finish with a little shine.
The pattern is No 493 from 'The complete book of crochet stitch designs' by Linda Schapper. The colour and design of these two together reminded me of the beach but the addition of the faux fur yarn completely changed the feel of the crocheted fabric.
What was going to be a beach themed hottie cover turned into a Seventies style Hottie Vest and used more of those yarns from the never ending stash.
I loved the finished item and was able to personally deliver it to MissCurlyPops who has been collecting lots of lovelies to be displayed for the Hottie Challenge at Open Drawer next month. All good fun in aid of a very worthy cause.
You can read more about the exhibition here.
Enjoy the weekend sunshine.