Earlier this year I shared Justine's first design Citgo on the blog... and guess what? She's designed another cowl, this time with a hat to match. I love seeing when my Craftsy students take the skills they have learned and apply them so perfectly!
Cable Charm Cap earlier this fall and I begged her to test it.... I was working on a project with Craftsy that involved cables and needed to learn more about them in a hurry. Between working on Justine's pattern, watching Craftsy classes from Fiona and Melissa, and reading a few books my crash course in cables was complete!
I knit my Cap in Shelter (a woolen spun Targhee-Columbia blend), I've had this one skein of yarn in stash for years.... Justine knit hers with Sweet Fiber Merino Twist (a superwash merino yarn). One thing I wanted to see was how cables behave in non-superwash vs superwash yarns. Justine's cap has drape, but my cables seem to POP a bit more... the result is striking, and I can't decide which version I like best!
Time for a giveaway...
As you can see this whole project was about learning about cables.... and I'm thinking perhaps you would like to do some learning too! So guess what this week's giveaway is?
A Bundle of Craftsy Classes! My Cowl Design class along with Fiona Ellis's Mastering Cable Design and Melissa Leapman's Infinite Cable classes ... after working your way through these something fabulous is sure to come off your needles!
Just leave a comment below by 12pm (EST) on Nov 10th. What do you wish you could design? Have you played with cables before? They are fun fun fun!
I will randomly choose a winner and announce them in next week's Friday giveaway post!
Last week's winner...
Kate and I enjoyed reading your comments about sock knitting and fit success... thanks for sharing!
Congrats to .... QuiltingGeek Get in touch so I can get you your copy of Kate Atherley's Custom Socks!!!
Maybe this hat doesn't fit Noche that well.... she's awfully patient with me lately!