last year while in the Philippines I made my very first Carasan pattern, it is called Madyson Caplet. This project can be seen here and it was my first time working with felt and I loved it! The designer is the one and only Terri Rosenthal and I had the honor of meeting her during Vogue Knitting Live in Time square. We not only met but had the chance to do dinner, who was beaming? I was and still am.  πŸ˜‹

 

Anyway, she posted one of her upcoming designs and I literally drooled on my iPad. Omg it had bobbles on it! I have been dying to learn bobbles, I mean I could crochet them without issue but knitted, NOPE. Lol I have no idea why I allow things to scare me into avoidance. I guess I am a low key punk πŸ™Š shhhh don’t tell okay?

So after I slobbed all over her post she was gracious enough to share the pattern πŸ’ƒ and I have just the yarn too. Wait did I say the pattern called for bulky yarn? πŸ˜πŸ˜‹ I decided to use the Koigu bulky that I snagged at VKL. The color way is 22b which is a fun burst of bright colors, blended to perfection. 

 
Annabelle is a delightful project, one that kept me on my toes with the cables and bobbles, and works up quickly! It’s a cowl/caplet, but for me it’s more cowl..I am so very blessed in the chest 😳. The design gives a nice amount of tenure without being busy and works well with tha variegated yarn I selected. 

 
One of the days I was working on it in the laundry mat and I forgot my cable needle, humph you can’t and won’t stop me from finishing my project catslapit! I used my eye liner πŸ‘€ what? You gotta do whatcha gotta do and I did! πŸ˜‹ 

 

 

Annabelle worked up quickly and after a nice bath and blocking she came to life. Prior to blocking I was afraid it would only be big enough for a cowl. I actually thought I had done something wrong, but block it baby, block it! Blocking is another technique that I use to avoid and I have no clue as to why. GG can be scary. This pattern will be available on her website soon. Who should knit this? I would say an advanced beginner (that’s me) πŸ™‹as long as you can knit, purl and knit stitches together you should be fine. 

   
 

Knit on my fiber friends….knit on

~GG