Mountain Meadow Wool Powell

It's review time again, and I made sure to post this after TNNA weekend.  Mountain Meadow Wool launched their new yarn at the trade show called Powell and I had the honor of getting my hands on it a few weeks before it was released to the public.

MAN, I fell in love with this yarn from the moment I stripped the hank of its label.  I want to knit sweaters and blankets and all the warmest, coziest things with it. Also, I knit up a hat using the yarn and will be giving it away so be sure to head over to the review for details about that (bonus: I never have time to knit for anyone anymore so you'd be one of the few people that would own something knit by these hands!  My mother reminds me of this regularly... I have some great knitter for a daughter and do you think I have a single hat or sweater or shawl?  No.  Sorry ma, enter the giveaway!)ea

And finally, I have to give my oldest daughter credit for modeling the hat for me.  She's 14 and in the thick of teen girl stuff so getting her to sit there with a hat on while I snapped pictures was actually a pretty big deal.

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Giveaway entries will be accepted between 6.7.15 (12am EST) and 6.14.15 (12am EST) only.

And the winners are....

IG commenters micoses & wentworthsanky,


and blog commenter Sara!!

congrats, all! make sure to send me your email address so i can get your evangeline toque pattern to you. xo

thank you all for the sweet comments. baby girl and i are heading out today & i have yarn packed for another evangeline in dove grey. i’d love to see how yours are coming along if you IG! i’ll be tagging mine #evaltoque. join me if you’d like & i’ll see you back here in july!!!!!

up for a giveaway? the answer is "yes"

today is the day allyson is kicking off the meeting point kal!  can you believe it?  me neither.  crazy.

so, in honour of the event, i’ve decided to offer a giveaway of my new toque pattern - fresh off the needles.

Evangeline Toque

Evangeline uses only one hank of worsted yarn and can easily be worked up on a weekend.  The stitches are deceptively simple and easy to memorize as you work your way around.  I’ve included notes on adding a tassel if you’d prefer it over the pom pom, but it’s lovely on its own without added frills.  Please read the section about blocking and shaping hats – when you have stitch work this lovely it’s best to do everything you can to make those stitches sing. I absolutely love this hat and for once I’m looking forward to cooler weather this year!

Finished Size Toddler (16” un-stretched), Child (18” un-stretched), Adult (20” un-stretched)

Sample shown in Adult

A note about sizing: due to the rib and springy wool, this hat is very stretchy.  It will stretch up to 3or 4 inches, so if you’re looking at those measurements thinking they’re tiny – have no fear!

Yarn Cascade 220 Heathers, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool 220 yd; 100 grams: Lichen, 1 hank

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” circular (cir), Double Pointed Needles (DPN)s, Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions markers (m)s; contrasting marker for beginning of round (cm); yarn needle

Gauge 20 sts = 4” US 8 (5mm)

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I’m opening up the giveaway now and will announce THREE winners on Monday, June 10th at 12pm EST

leave a comment either here or on my instagram post announcing the giveaway saying… you know, what ever… and i’ll be choosing the winning comments at random using a generator.  good luck, lovelies!