Denise chose a lot of yarns that have rich, rustic textures, while keeping the patterns fully accessible to knitters of intermediate (or adventurous beginner) levels and budgets. Choosing yarns from Lion Brand favorites like 'Fisherman's Wool' to Brooklyn Tweed's new line of yarns including 'Shelter' and 'Loft', and pulling them into high relief with crochet , Denise expertly blends textured yarns and textured stitches.
My favorite pattern in this collection has got to be the gorgeous Piaf Scarf, named after the famous chanteuse, Edith Piaf. I can certainly imagine wrapping this luxurious, tasseled, scarf about my shoulders and striding through the streets of Paris. Perhaps someday -- for now I'll have to settle for Knoxville, Tennessee levels of glamour!
As part of her blog tour, Denise has agreed to give away a copy of her pattern Slouching Towards Tassels Cap, which is worked up in Brooklyn Tweed for the sample. While I love BT yarns, don't you think it would look equally fabulous worked up in handspun? I do too, and that's why I'm going to match Denise's generosity with some of my own, and give away a skein of handspun with this pattern! Lucky for you, I happen to have a skein of handspun Freckle Face Fibers in the colorway 'Oceanglass' for one reader of this blog (see picture below). This is 160 yards of worsted, and enough to make the worsted version of this hat. To win, just leave a comment here by the end of the year. Prizes will be announced the first week of January and shipped immediately. Please make sure you have an email address attached to your post, or you leave your Ravelry name. With my Genet Giveaways, this was a big issue, since it is hard to contact someone without any contact information!