Thank you everyone, for your very sympathetic remarks to my last post. You cheered me up no end! 😀
After a reasonable night’s sleep, today I got the design I wanted. It’s set: This is Cadeau.
These are just the test shots. But I was sooooooo happy to have got what I wanted, that I had to show you right away!!
Now, a bit more about the pattern: Cadeau is the French word for gift. I called it Cadeau because the cabled knots reminded me of bows and ribbons – like a beautifully wrapped gift. You can see from my last post that I originally wanted to have the entire cowl cabled, but the detail got lost in the mass of cables. I think the minimalist approach works better (thanks Audry for your behind-the-scenes encouraging feedback in this area).
There is more to come: I am knitting v.3 of Cadeau as I write. The next version will have more length and a higher neck line for extra warmth and snuggliness. I’ll release both versions (this shorter one and the longer one) as a two-in-one pattern.
Best of all, this pattern is my Valentine’s Day gift to you, and will be free until February 14. So keep a watch out – I’ll most likely release the pattern around the weekend, all going well.
Cadeau is knitted in Zealana Tui, a gorgeous chunky weight merino/cashmere/possum blend that is soft and warm and so very cuddly. It’s a softly spun two ply in a thick/thin spin, and I think it works beautifully with this pattern. The pattern will come in small and medium sizing (the pictured knit is in small – you can see it pulls a little around my shoulders).
Off to knit more pretty cowl now!