When I decide to knit, or crochet a new project I can be inspired by an image on Ravelry or Pinterest or by the yarn itself. Believe it or not, I am known to wonder the aisles of a craft store, so much so that I am known to the staff. One of them even thought that it would be a good idea for me to get a job there because I was in there all the time anyway. It’s logical I will give her that. While wondering I always check out the sales on yarn, and this is when I picked up a Cookies Cream Caron Cake. I know it sounds like it should be in the cake decorating aisle, but it’s yarn. Inspired by the yarn I decided to knit my first shawl.
The Caron Cakes yarn is beautiful to work with, and I will grab some more for a rainy day (or winter in Victoria). I would like to say that I whipped this shawl easily up but I can’t seem to follow a pattern, and spent way too much time backtracking and then re-knitting. If you happen to be a more experienced knitter, then this shawl should be a piece of cake for you. I used this pattern by Hoxton Handmade which is well written, and easy to understand. The pattern as written in the large size does not use an entire Caron Cake, there was still one colour left which I used most of for the tassels.
Once complete I blocked it on a large cushion I made for an outdoor bench which was almost the perfect size. This was also the first time that I needed to block something, and it was a piece of cake.