April 18, 2015

Knitted Bliss: Hyperballad Cowl

(Make sure you read to the end...there's a giveaway!)  Although it may be spring some days are still a bit cool, especially in the mornings.  When I go for an early morning walk I love to throw on my new cowl, the Hyperballad Cowl, by Julie Crawford, otherwise known as Knitted Bliss to many.  Knitted from Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in Silver Fox it is the perfect way to keep me protected from the cool morning chill.  This newly published pattern can be knit in a smaller (one skein) or a more substantial version (two skeins) and has a combination of cables and broken ribbing creating an eye-catching cowl.  I really enjoyed knitting it and I love the way it turned out. Check it out:

Hyperballad Cowl

I have long been fan of Knitted Bliss.  Julie's blog was one of the first knitting blogs I started following. I remember discovering her site and just reading all the previous blog entries from the past. She has a unique style of writing and so her posts are so much fun to read.  The photos on her blog and on Instagram are just beautiful.  She has a great eye for colour, finding the latest trends (see her Favourite Pins of the Week feature on her blog), and is a skilled designer to name just a few of her talents.

She has created some lovely patterns, such as the infamous Stockholm Scarf, which over 3300 people had knit at last check.  By the way it's free!  In addition, Julie joined together with Tanis Fiber Arts and helped create some lovely patterns for the Year in Colour Club during the past few years.  One of my favourites was the Pemba Mittens knit in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label Dk weight.  I love the leaf pattern up the center.  Another favourite pattern of mine is her Causerie Hat and Mitts knit in Tanis Fiber Arts Cosmic Blue Label fingering yarn.  All the patterns that were part of the Club are now available on Ravelry. 

Pemba Mittens

Julie has been kind enough to offer a free copy of the Hyperballad Cowl to one of my lucky readers.  Please enter a comment in the comment section below and on Sunday, April 26th 12:00 eastern time I will pick out one of the names. (Please enter your Ravelry name so I can reach the winner easily).  Good luck.


  1. Julie is suoer talented! love the latest cowl design!
    mmgrrr on Rav

  2. I love Julie's patterns - and her blog! yarnlaw on rav.