Caroline Coates’ scarf in Rico Glowworm Wool 06 Jan

We love seeing what creative things you have made with the products you sell, so we were pleased to get a tweet from community artist Caroline Coates sharing this cosy scarf she had knitted using our Rico Glowworm Wool. We have only recently started stocking this reflective wool, so we asked Caroline how she found using it and to tell us a little bit about herself.


“I’m a community artists teaching craft classes across Greater Manchester. I do a wide range of crafts (I get bored easily!) and the workshops I have coming up include drawing, painting, print making, jewellery, sewing, crochet, jewellery, mosaics…. you name it I’ll try and make it! I’m also a member of the Manchester Craft Mafia, which is a collective of Manchester Based Craft Businesses.


I got into knitting and crochet running a yarn bombing project in Manchester libraries a couple of years ago covering parks in Moss Side and Longsight with giant knitting and crochet. Knitting cute cardigans and following patterns isn’t for me I like giant knitting, yarn bombing or knitting with strange things like plastic bags, fabric and even wire.


I was so excited to find Rico Glowworm, a reflective wool! The wool is super soft and easy to work with I used 7.5mm needles to make this scarf leading to a chunky knit that was really quick to make. As it’s quite fluffy and chunky it goes a long way I bought 3 balls and have probably enough left to make another. I didn’t use a pattern, just made it up as I went along. The scarf I made was a present for a cyclist I like to think of it as a hi-vis scarf.”


You can buy Caroline’s work through her Folksy shop and you can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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