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! :)