Spring Bean Cowl by Rebecca Langford

Spring Bean Cowl

March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 rows of 7 bean stitches = 4" square. Or (easier), your starting chain should measure about 27-28".
5.0 mm (H)
580 - 590 yards (530 - 539 m)
Teen / Adult
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This pattern is available for free.

I had the opportunity to try the new Mandala yarn from Lion Brand and I am sooooo excited about it! If you aren’t familiar with it yet, it’s Lion Brand’s take on the trendy yarn cakes that have taken the crochet world by storm recently. I knew I was going to love Mandala as soon as I heard that it was a #3 light yarn - that immediately set it apart in my mind from all the other versions.

I decided that a nice simple textured project would be perfect for showing off the pretty colors of this yarn. I’ve been playing with the bean stitch lately, so that’s what I used. I don’t know exactly why this stitch got its name, but I think it looks like an espresso bean, and coffee-related things always make me happy.

What’s really great about this pattern is that it uses all of your Mandala cake without leaving any wasted yarn. That’s always a win for me (and for my overflowing yarn shelf)!