Crescendo mini-collection + giveaway
We are so pleased to present a mini-collection of patterns featuring our Crescendo gradient sets! As we did for our Presto collection last fall, we sent yarn out to several indie designers and they have recently released their beautiful designs. This collection includes knitting and crochet, lace and texture, large projects and small. We hope you enjoy perusing the patterns and then don't forget to enter our giveaway! (See all the details at the bottom of this post.)
First up is Sarasi by Lana Jois in our Lavender Dusk colourway. Lana designs stunning patterns, often incorperating lace, and we were delighted to work with her again for this collection! Sarasi is an asymmetrical triangle knit in an airy lace pattern in that makes a good-sized lightweight shawl with just one set of Cresendo.
The Storm Dance Wrap by Vicky Gory uses two Crescendo sets (Daydream and Deep Blue Sea) to create a long 12 mini-skein gradient from very pale to dark blue. I love the beautiful crocheted patterns representing the rain and the clouds. The rectangular wrap is worked on the bias, ending with a dramatic diagonal edge.
As a special offer for our readers, Vicky is offering anyone who purchases the Storm Dance Wrap pattern a second pattern of your choice for free with coupon code Crescendo until February 28th.
The Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf by Margo Bauman is worked in Tunisian crochet and shown here in our Sunrise colourway. Tunisian crochet is one of my favourite crochet techniques and this pattern uses a double-ended hook. Fun! The honeycomb pattern has a different but complementary texture on each side so is guaranteed to look great whether you wear the scarf long or wrapped around the neck.
The I'm Spiraling Cowl by Carla Pera is knit in our Pretty in Pink colourway and is shown here with a gorgeous shawl pin by Crafty Flutterby Creations. This pattern is the perfect project for newer knitters looking to increase their skills. Carla (who is a TKGA certified Master Knitter) includes lots of helpful tips to guide you through the pattern and make your project shine.
We have to giveaway:
- One Crescendo gradient set in the colourway of your choice
- One copy of Sarasi by Lana Jois
- One copy of Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf by Margo Bauman
- One copy of I'm Spiraling Cowl by Carla Pera
To enter comment below and tell us which design you would like to make and which colourway of Crescendo you would choose to make it with!
- Giveaway closes at midnight EST on Sunday February 17
- We'll randomly pick the 4 winning names from the comments on this post and will contact the winners by email
Contest is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners: Carine, Patricia, Cassandra, and Diane. You'll have an email in your inbox with instructions on how to claim your prize.
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