I’m delighted to be part of a blog/podcast tour bringing you a review of The Scrumptious Collection 3!
A gorgeous collection of 13 designs using Fyberspates Scrumptious yarn that comes in a variety of colours and from lace weight to chunky. The designs include 3 sweaters, 2 cardigans and 8 accessories.
If you follow the tour you will likely see these fabulous designs several times over but today I wanted to highlight my favourites. The designs that jumped out at me right away begging to be knit.
The patterns that immediately caught my attention were the Divelish Hat and Mittens by Rachel Coopey. It must be said that I may have a little knitting crush on Coopey’s work and it has gotten to the point where I can spot a Coopey knit before I see her name. I knew right away that these beautiful patterns were Rachel’s and they immediately joined my long list of Coopey designs I must knit.
The Divelish patterns are knit with Scrumptious 4ply, in the colourways Slate and Natural. The Scrumptious base is 45% silk 55% merino so you can imagine how delicious these accessories are to wear. I actually ordered the same base but in the Cherry colourway to knit the Amberwell Shawl for the first Knit East Swap several years ago. It was fun to try out a silk base for the first time and it blocked like a dream!
You would think that these 2 fair isle designs were a pretty great addition to the collection but Rachel didn’t stop there, she has another 3 designs in the book!
The Lerryn Mittens by Rachel Coopey caught my eye as well. They are knit with Scrumptious DK and would definitely come in handy right now in the deep freeze we are experiencing. I love the combination of different textures used in this design.
This next one is just cosy!
Larigan by Amanda Crawford
A bulky weight cabled sweater with cowl neck and roomy, extra long sleeves, just what my needles are craving. I love everything about this one, especially the colour! In fact the entire Scrumptious line has such brilliant saturated colours I don’t think you could go wrong choosing any of them. Larigan is one of those sweaters you can dress up or dress down, a must to be eligible to become part of my wardrobe these days.
Lastly I took a shine to this little cardi.
Rosemorran Cardigan by Belinda Boaden
Such a classic shaped little cardigan with an all over lace pattern that would make a sweet addition to any wardrobe. You could knit Rosemorran with a neutral shade of Scrumptious 4ply for a cardigan that will go with just about anything or add a pop of colour to brighten up your wardrobe. I think maybe one of each is in order but whatever you choose this little cardigan will always be in style.
I have only highlights my favourite designs so if you would like to see the rest of the Collection please make sure to click the link below!
All photography is copyright Jesse Wild
Click here to view the entire Collection!
The Scrumptious Collection 3 is available in print and digital for £12.00 ($26) through:
Retailers: The Scrumptious yarn and pattern range is widely available from shops and online retailers around the world. For an up-to-date list of where to find our products, please click through to: www.tinyurl.com/fyberspatesretailers
The lovely Jeni of Fyberspates has generously offered a copy to give away to one of my readers. To enter please take a look at the Scrumptious yarns and colours,leave a comment below telling me what colour and weight of Scrumptious you would love to try. Comments will stay open until Sunday 26th of January at midnight EST.
If you don’t win this time there are still lots of stops to be made and plenty more chances to win. Check out the tour schedule below.
22nd January 2014- Celtic Cast On and True Brit Knits
24th January 2014- Nic Blackmore, Platinum Knits and Louise Zass-Bangham
26th January 2014- Carol Feller, The Knitgirllls and Ashley Knowlton
28th January 2014- Coopknits and Jen AC
30th January 2014- Stitched Together, Kyoko Nakayoshi and A Playful Day
Thank you to Jeni of Fyberspates for the opportunity to review and giveaway this gorgeous collection!