ZigZag Cowl Test Knit

This is a test knit I very recently completed for the lovely Faye, a very talented British knitter, designer and blogger.  The pattern will be available through Erika Knight at some point in the future.  There will be a link on Faye’s blog, Buttons and Beeswax, and on Ravelry when it is finally released.

It was a fun and easy project, but the result is a luxurious and warm cowl!


Pattern: ZigZag Cowl*
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, Straw-Gold
 US 7 / 4.5 mm

*I’ll update the link to the actual pattern page on Ravelry once it’s available.



It’s a very versatile design and can be used as a hood, which is particularly useful for those of us who live in places where winter likes to make a very definite appearance!


Faye has previously designed a matching hat which is already available for purchase.  You can see some great photos of it on her blog here: ZigZag Hat.

Thank you Faye for another great design, and for letting me test it out for you!

Insou How I Love You!

This hat is so vintagey, and was a pleasure to knit.  It’s knit flat and then seamed.  I was too lazy to figure out how to knit it in the round, though I know others have done so on Ravelry.


Pattern: Insou
Yarn: Berroco Vintage, Breezeway 5194
US 9 / 5.5 mm


It was my first time using Berroco Vintage.  It’s so soft!  If I were to make this hat again (and I definitely might do just that), I’d probably go down a needle size since the hat grew quite a bit with wear.


Shroom Slouchy

I knit this hat back in October and only just got around to photographing it (tisk tisk!).


Pattern: Shroom Slouchy
Yarn: Cascade 220 *held double
Needles: US 13 / 9.0 mm


I reduced the ribbing section by 1″, and did only 4 repeats of the puff rib pattern.

A very quick knit with some fun stitchwork!

FYI: Three bags left at 50% off!

Yes, these babies are all that’s remaining in the Sale section of Lilibeth’s Garden.

Was $64, now on sale for $32
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger. - Issa
Simple. Sweet. Uncluttered. Perfect for those who aren't inclined to carry the world on their shoulders.

Was $108, now on sale for $54
The long strap on this bag makes this a perfect tote for carrying over your shoulder and across your chest, keeping your hangs free. I've embellished the front of the bag with 3 hand-embroidered allium flowers in hand-dyed Japanese wool in rich varying tones of blues and greens.

Was $86, now on sale for $43
Looking for a small purse? This petite little number is the perfect size for toting around a wallet, cellphone, lipstick, glasses, a small book, and a few other small necessities. It would make a sweet accessory for any little girl, or a not so little girl.

The Ashling Tote Pattern…for Cascade 220 Wool!

ashling tote on wicker chair

Yesterday I said I’d have the pattern for the Cascade 220 Wool version of The Ashling Tote available in the near future. Sometimes things take much longer than you anticipated. This is not one of those times!

I have about 5 prototypes for the Cascade 220 version. Let’s just say that being a perfectionist is a curse.

I had this perfectly adorable pale green sample and I have chosen it as “the one”. I think I might even steal the sample and use it for myself.

on wicker chair 2

hanging on door

The Ashling Tote Pattern for Cascade 220 at Etsy

Ravelry members can purchase it immediately for $7.00 USD here:

Or check it out at Ravelry here: The Ashling Tote Pattern for Cascade 220 at Ravelry

Happy knitting!!