FO: Blossom cap & Pattern giveaway!


I didn’t even get to chance to post about casting on this project, and now *poof*, here’s the FO post! As you might remember I was waiting patiently for the extra yarn to arrive for my Sperry sweater, and once that arrived it was sweesh swoosh and the sweater was done. You’d think, “great! Finally it’s done, nothing can stop you now!” Well about 1000 ends to weave in certainly stopped me, so the test knit for this cap quickly pushed itself in between.

Pattern: Blossom cap by Brandy Velten
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Violeta Africana

This is a super fun and quick knit, perfect for a bit of lace knitting in the now warmer weather. It only uses up a small amount of sock yarn, and I went for the lovely Malabrigo sock. It’s pretty hard to capture the beauty of the colour, but trust me it is quite smashing, and I felt it suited the Blossom theme of the project. I’m not sure I’d actually use it to make socks though, but perfect for these kinds of projects. The cap itself is so light to wear and combined with the soft yarn it works perfectly for the current weather. As I’m usually quite bad with knitting weather appropriate things I’m so pleased with it.


And now it’s time for something fun, a ~*giveaway*~! Brandy has generously offered a copy of the Blossom cap pattern to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below before Saturday June 6th 12:00 CEST (be sure to include your Ravelry id in the comment).

The winner will be announced next weekend, good luck!

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!