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.
You can find Lana on Ravelry and on Instagram as @lanajois.
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.
You can find Vicky on Ravelry and on Instagram as @veraandbess.
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.
You can find Margo on Ravelry - those of you who have participated in the Indie GAL may recognize her as flyingflower :).
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.
You can find Carla on Ravelry and see her website here.
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.
Note: Choose the colour name from the dropdown menu to see the corresponding image.
I’d love to crochet the Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf by Margo Bauman! Been wanting to try a Tunisian crochet for a while and that’s a lovely design I could really see myself wearing. Love the sunrise colourway but think I’d like to try it in Pine Forest.
I really love the Sarasi pattern! I think it would look lovely with the Greyscale set!
It took a while but I finally decided – I would do the Spiraling Cowl in Deep Blue Sea. Honestly, any of the gradient sets would be beautiful.
I can see so many amazing possibilities, but I think my first pick would be the lovely lacy Sarasi in Daydream.
Hmmm…. They’re all lovely! But it would have to be the Sarasi with the Black Rose!
Mais je garde la Gaia en tête pour un autre projet! Trop belle!
Gaia, possibly Sunny Honey.
I would love to make I’m Spiraling Cowl in the Deep Blue Sea colorway
I would love to knit the Sarasi using the Daydream kit.Thank you for this giveaway
That was a tough descision! But in the end I’m Spiraling in the Gaia colorway won out. I think that’s going to be a gorgeous combo!
All gorgeous patterns. I would say I’m Spiraling in Delta Blues.
Emilie La Rocque
the Sunny honey infinity scarf is just perfect!! I have to learn tunisian crochet now…!
My favorite gradient set is the black rose
Sarasi in black Rose.
I’m Spiraling Cowl in Greyscale or Deep Blue Sea
I’m Spiraling Cowl in Black Rose
Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf in Deep Blue Sea!
I’d like to try Sunny Honey ,but I’ve never mastered Tunisian. Anyway, I think it would look wonderful in Black Rose. I’m normally all about the Blues, but Black Rose grabbed aholt of me, and it ain’t about to let go any time soon.
I would knit Sarasi in Gaia – thanks for the opportunity to win a pattern and yarn :)
I’m spiraling, I’m spiraling! (I make it sound like an S.O.S., I know). Gaia brings the drama.
Lovely colors and designs!
I would knit Sarasi in the Deep Blue Sea colorway!
Sarasi in deep blue sea would be amazing. Makes me think of beaches
I’m in love with the Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf and the Pine Forest. The texture of the infinity scarf pattern is gorgeous!
They are all so beautifull. I would make the Storm Dance Wrap in the Daydream and Deep blue sea, as shown. Thanks for this gav
I would love to do Sarasi in Lavender Dusk as pictured ! That is beautiful !
I’m kg knitter on IG and Griffk on ravelry. Thank you for such a great giveaway!
Love Sarasi in Gala. Just gorgeous!
They are all so pretty! I love the Sarasi shawl though and would love to knit it in Black Rose
Hard choice as all are lovely. I thing I would go with Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf in Greyscale.
I love the first shawl, Sarasi as it’s so lacy looking. I would love to do it in the buttercup yellows.
PatriciaSarasi would be beautiful in buttercup
These are all so beautiful that it’s hard to choose! After careful consideration, I would knit the Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf in Grey scale!
I’m thinking Sarasi in Deep Blue Sea.
I would make Sarasi in Lavender Dusk. I love purple!
Your colours are gorgeous!
I would make Sarasi in Greyscale, I know, with all those beautiful colours I’ve chosen the least colourful, but I know it would go with so many outfits and take me from casual to dressy
After much contemplation Sarasi in Gaia or black rose. They are all pretty. Very hard to choose.
The Spiraling Cowl is lovely! I’d make that! Now comes the hard part-I’ve knit with Crescendo sets before so I’m going to force myself out of my comfort zone of red, purple, blue and/or turquoise. So I’ll pick Pine Forest!! That’s a real stretch for me but it’s so beautiful! Thanks you for offering this giveaway as a chance to dream!
I’d make the “I’m Spiraling Cowl” in the Deep Blue Sea gradient. I’m a sucker for anything blue or teal!
I love the new colours and I would like to make the spiraling cowl in mauve or pink.
I would use Spiced Chocolate for the Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf, if I could pull myself away from knitting for long enough to try this interestingly textured honeycomb Tunisian crochet technique. It looks great!
I love the spiraling cowl which would be magnificent the color buttercup… thank you
I’d like to do Sarasi in buttercup !! Thank you so much for that generous giveaway !
I really like Lavender Dusk, and would make Spiraling!
All the patterns are so lovely but I love the Sunny Honey Infinity cowl. I would knit it in the Pretty in pink Crescendo. Thank you for this giveaway.
I would knit Sarasi using Deep Blue Sea, or if I was feeling particularly daring and get out of my comfort zone and use Sunrise!
I would love all of it, but if I had to narrow it down… I’m Spiraling, in the Gaia or Black Rose colourways (so hard to choose! If I can only say one, then Black Rose!)
I would love to make a storm dance wrap by black rose… Or anything with black rose. It’s my favorite set.
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