It was by special request from my friends that I came to design a yarn mandala coverup pattern. My first attempt was moderately successful, but with each attempt I further refined my pattern and method, and found that I had become addicted to making these things! Playing with color is one of the best parts of working with fiber in my opinion – and working with the parameters of color suggested by my friends, I had even more fun because I was pushed to do palettes that were outside those to which I normally gravitate.
The next “Yarn Yantra” as I called them was a custom piece for the friend who originally requested them:
I am blessed to have so many talented friends, as my next one was done for a lovely woman named Lisa, an inspiring artist who excels in tie-dye, mosaics, painting, and sewing. This color combination was influenced by her tie-dye work:
And the next for Heather, a bad-ass homesteading woman. She suggested this palette, and the colors reminded me of a Yellowstone sulfur pool.
Lastly one I did strictly for the fun of combining the colors…
Too. Much. Fun!
EDIT: I eventually worked out all the kinks in the design and released the pattern for this – the Mandala Top, available in 4 sizes 🙂 Check the link for the latest info on that!
Wowwwwww! Do you have an Etsy store or anything? I would buy this. I love your work.
I do have an Etsy store, but it isn’t currently very active and these aren’t on it, as most of these were custom for my friends. I am considering making some to sell online, though! And thanks!
Those cover ups are beautiful.,
Thank you! My friends often inspire me to try new and better things.
I can definitely see you evolving as you make an increasing number of these gorgeous mandala coverups.
The colours are vibrant and yes, they allow you to try mixes you have never tried before. That is the beauty of custom orders, you are pushed outside your comfort zone.
I used to be a strictly earth toned gal, now, I have expanded to BRIGHT tones. I oft mix the two palettes which pleases me greatly.
I enjoyed the references to your inspiration.
I would love to see a pattern for these!
Beautiful! I would love some sort of pattern, please!
I have been thinking about making a pattern for this, thanks for the input! Maybe I will… 🙂
That would be amazing !!!
Your tops are gorgeous and the color combinations are fantastic!
Can I buy the pattern for this please?? If love to give it a shot.
Absolutely! I sell the pattern in my Etsy shop and my Ravelry store:
I’m currently working on the final tweaks to a redesign for this pattern, so the new and improved Mandala Top pattern will be available soon as well!
Thank you 🙂
Omg thank u soo much I love this pattern!! It’s fun yet relaxing to do lol 🙂
You’re welcome, and thank you for the feedback! XD