Adama for my Mama

It’s a big day here at the FogKnits headquarters!  It’s my Mom’s birthday! Whooo-hoo!  Happy Birthday Mom!  It also happens to be the FogKnits One Year Blogiversary!  Whoo-hoo!  I didn’t realize it at the time but I’ve set myself up to have a great FO revealed on the blogiversary every year!  Mom’s birthday only comes once a year after all!  Some people send love with flowers or candy, some people cook amazing meals, some people prefer jewels.  I send love with cashmere!


…MCN in this case!  This is Big Sister from YOTH Yarns, an 80/10/10 merino/cashmere/nylon blend in DK weight.  It’s an absolute dream to work with!


They did a local trunk show several months back and I stocked up!  I knew instantly I wanted a pink Puppy, that’s what they call the gradient on a stick!  One of a kind colors in one of a kind gradient combinations!  And they sell out everywhere they go!  These Puppies are a hot commodity and now that I’ve used one, I understand why!


It’s got beautiful hand, lovely stitch definition, delightful spring, gorgeous tonal variations.  There just aren’t enough superlatives to describe it!  Throw in a little gradient action and WOW!  Even the simplest FOs are guaranteed to be nothing short of stunning!


The pattern is Adama by Hillary Smith Callis.  I love the pattern too.  It was written for worsted weight, not DK but I followed the pattern without modification for a smaller garment.


Originally designed as a sort of shawl-cowl hybrid that can be worn down over the shoulders, I got a large bandana sort of cowl.  It fits close around the neck and can be pulled up over the face.   It’s perfect, I’ll definitely be repeating this pattern!  I didn’t even mind knitting lace.  Me…lace…what??  Yeah, it was that good!  I wanna do it again!  Best part…I can!  This cowl only used half the Puppy.  I can make another one in the reverse gradient!  Oh yeah!

So…Happy Birthday MOM!  If you don’t like it…send it back!  I’ll wear two! :)



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