Category Archives: Cascade Spuntaneous

FREEBIE Nour

 

 

Nour

One ball of gorgeous yarn makes a hat – it’s a no-brainer holiday miracle gift! And yes, we sell fur pompoms (both real and synthetic) and excellent pompom makers!

Yarn Options

Materials

FREEBIE + HACKS Paloma Cowl

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Paloma Cowl

I like simple, loose cables like this cowl; they create great texture and interest without too much effort.

Yarn Options: Super Bulky (10 to 12mm needles)

Yarn Options: Bulky (8mm needles)

Materials

HACKS

  • Because all of the yarns we’ve suggested (above) bloom beautifully, you can try pushing your needle size up to a 12mm/US17 and omit a ball of yarn.
  • The yarn suggested in the pattern is super-bulky, so expect your cowl to be too. If this is too much for you, consider substituting a slightly thinner, bulky weight yarn, and smaller (8mm/US11) needles. If this seems too narrow, add a second cable pattern repeat.
  • The pattern is knit flat and seamed in a circle, but if you want to do something more knitterly like a 3 needle bind-off or kitchener stitch, you can cast on using a provisional cast-on (casting on with scrap yarn).

NEW SAMPLE Time Traveller’s Vest

Cascade Spuntaneous Time Travelers Vest

Time Traveller’s Vest

We just finished this super quick little vest! I found the pattern is a neat little book (I stumbled across the book and downloaded it from my public library), Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Highlander Series. The vest is a fast (15mm needles) and easy knit. We used a super bulky, super soft merino wool, Cascade Spuntaneous – instant gratification!

Hacks

  • We cast on for the arms using a 10mm/US15 needle to limit gaping.
  • We bound off using a 20mm/US35 needle to make our tension a bit more even.

Materials

FREEBIE Big Hat

Big Hat

Great one skein last minute gift! A client came in last week wearing a very simple toque (that’s Canadian for a winter hat) made with Malabrigo Rasta and I immediately thought “I’ve got to find a pattern for my other clients for that!”.  This hat is styled with the brim turned up, but if you wear it turned down it becomes a perfect slouchy style hat. A bit Thank You to Halan for the inspiration!

Yarn Options

All the following yarn are suitable and ON SALE until January 8!

Materials

 

FREEBIE Twistin’ The Night Away

Twistin’ The Night Away

Need to make something for the non-hat wearer in in your life? Banish hat-hair with this quick & easy headband! It’s a quick & easy knit, and small enough to work as a secret-santa gift. One skein of Malabrigo Rasta or Cascade Spuntaneous makes at least two headbands – one for you and one for them? Headband Twinsies!

Yarn Options

Both of these yarns are made from buttery soft, super-bulky merino wool – perfect for a headband!

Other Materials

 

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Photos: LottieDa

FREEBIE Easy Loose Cabled Cowl

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Easy Loose Cabled Cowl

Our loose cabled cowl is a last minute knits that work up FAST! We made ours light and airy on 15mm/US19 needles and two skeins of Malabrigo Rasta, but you can also you one  Cascade MagnumCascade Spuntaneous, or three Estelle Big Alpaca Bulky.

Yarn Options

Malabrigo Rasta: 2 skeins

Cascade Magnum: 1 skein

Cascade Spuntaneous: 1 skein

Estelle Big Alpaca Bulky: 3 skeins

Other Materials

FREEBIE Willow

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Willow

I love it when things come together fast and easily, and this scarf was one of them. The pattern looks complicated but it was an extremely simple cable stitch. I was playing around with a new yarn, buttery soft Cascade Spuntaneous. I wanted to see how it would knit up in different ways, so I pushed it to it’s limit and used 12mm/US17 needles for the body of the scarf. It looks awesome and blocked larger than it knit up, which was beneficial because it was looking a bit on the short & stout side when it came off the needles.

The Closure

The cool thingy on the scarf in the first picture is the JUL Designs Mod Loop Leather Closure in Truffle. All of the JUL designs products are kind of like ingenious jewellery for your knits. They  screw in, so they are no-sew and you can remove them and use them as often and with as many garments as you like (you can see a video demonstrating how they work HERE). Of course, you do not need to wear this scarf with a closure, I just thought it looked neat and tried it.

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Size

After blocking the scarf measured approximately 11″ wide and 62″ long.

Notes

  • used 12mm/US17 needles for the body of the scarf
  • added 5 rows of K2P2 rib on each end with 10mm/US15 needles
  • wet blocked the scarf by washing it in Soak Wash, removing the excess water by rolling it in a towel, and then laying flat to dry
  • if you want a narrower scarf or want to use less yarn there’s definitely room to omit one pattern repeat (6 stitches)
  • if you want to join the ends and make a cowl you can cast on using a provisional cast on and then either graft the ends together using kitchener stitch or use a 3 needle bind off to join the ends.

Materials

 

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