FO: Hyperballad cowl & pattern giveaway!


Oh boy, this was such a happy project, I’m glad to be finally sharing it. The cabled green delicious project I was working on was a test knit I was doing for the lovely Julie from Knitted Bliss.

Pattern: Hyperballad
Yarn: Fyberspates Vivacious DK in Sea Green


When I was asked to do this test knit I didn’t have enough DK weight yarn lying around that wasn’t claimed for another project yet (with my stash size this is quite impressive). Perfect excuse to buy some new deliciousness. Given the relatively few yards needed for a small cowl I figured I could treat myself to some more luxurious yarn, which I’d normally probably pass on because of the price. I chose Fyberspates Vivacious DK, a new to me yarn. I am so glad I spent a little more on getting nice yarn, because it is really spectacular to work with. Not only the intensity of the colour, but also the softness and stretchiness of this yarn worked perfectly for a cabled cowl. I’m already imagining all kinds of new projects I could use this yarn for.

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Getting the yarn right was of course great, but it really came to life in combination with this pattern. As I mentioned before, it was a project I was actually hoping would never end, I enjoyed working on it so much. I loved the feel of this soft yarn between my fingers and seeing the cables come to life. The cowl is already getting a lot of wear, it’s perfect to keep the still chilly spring air away, but still being light to wear.


Hyperballad10 Now if all my gushing didn’t make you excited for knitting a cabled cowl I don’t know what will. And Julie has very generously offered to give away one free pattern of the Hyperballad cowl to one lucky reader of this blog! The pattern includes instructions for two sizes, the shorter one I made and a longer one (you can find examples of the longer version here). All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post before Saturday 25th of April 12:00 CEST. In the comment let me know what kind of projects you like to work on in the springtime and be sure to include your ravelry id in the comment as well!

The winner will be announced next weekend, good luck!



18 thoughts on “FO: Hyperballad cowl & pattern giveaway!

  1. This is the exact kind of project that is perfect for spring….not over the top large that can be done in great spring colors like you chose. That color you chose was a perfect match for your eyes!!! WOW. Looks great!!!!! (cables have to be my favorite knitting technique…..this project could keep me very very happy!)

    woolythyme1 at RAV

  2. I’m kinda new to cabling…but it looks like a great cowl…and I’m a huge fan of cowls….I like to make those and fingerless mitts…..I’m TammyG on Ravelry

  3. That’s beautiful! It’s really a perfect color, and it looks amazing on you 🙂 I love the combination of texture and cables in this pattern.

  4. This cowl is beautiful, I love colour and it suits you perfectly. In spring I start thinking about making cardigans and short sleeved knitted sweaters. I’m currently working on a little knitted vest to pop over shirts if it’s chilly at work. My Raverly id is fionaeharvey

  5. wowzer this is a stunning knit, and I mean STUNNING I can’t stop looking at the pictures. Your choice of colour is divine and it suits you so so beautifully! And I love all of Julie’s work, I’m so excited that she and you are sharing this opportunity, the cowl is really so gorgeous! My fave springtime knit actually is amigurimi crochet (shock horror) as it is so fast and light when the weather starts to warm up. my ravelry id – jennyprettycolumn
    fingers crossed 🙂 jenny xx

  6. Blue green is my favorite and you picked a beautiful version with this yarn. It looks so good in those cables and textured stitches!
    I usually get impatient to make accessories and summer knits in springtime, probably because I’m coming from serious winter sweater knitting and I just want some quick projects that gratify almost instantly- mamatronic on ravelry

  7. That’s a lovely cowl! I’m a bit of a sucker for cowls, and they’re a nice way to do some cables without the project becoming bigger than Ben Hur.

    I tend not to really knit seasonally, so “spring” knitting to me looks very much like all other knitting – either intricate lace, or sweaters. I’m thorhammer on Rav!

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