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Cumulus Love with an exciting competition!



Back in April of this year I had the extreme pleasure to work with Jeni from Fyberspates.

My brief was to produce a scarf using the most delectable yarn called Cumulus.

The properties of this yarn are 72% Baby Alpaca and 26% Mulberry Silk.
It comes in 25g balls and the most glorious colour choices 
The yarn knits as a Lace weight yet due to it's "bounce" and fibre content it feels thicker.

The two yarns colours I worked with were Silver Green and Sea Green.





My inspiration for my Cable Scarf Ellora Scarf came from the name sake of the yarn Cumulus.  I spent days just looking up and photographing the Cumulus clouds and decided I wanted to produce a textured 3D scarf.  The yarn keeps the three dimensional quality perfectly.  

My scarf can be worn in many ways, but one thing for sure, it will keep you warm but be super light weight at the same time.











The second design Tarpooley Scarf  derived it's inspiration from the beautiful Foxglove plant with the glourious "bell" shapes of the flower.

I love layering things and having the detail at each base of this scarf but then the delicate reverse Stocking Stitch for the body enables you to enjoy the lightness of the fibre.







COMPETITION ALERT!!!!!
 
As part of the exciting new journey that is Cumulus, Fyberspates are giving away one free pattern and yarn (colour of your choice)  view colours HERE  to one lucky reader. 

For your chance to win simply leave a comment on my blog along with a contact email address and a winner will be picked at random on 18th September at 5.00pm GMT.




Comments

  1. What lovely scarves! Please enter me into the competition.
    (nicola AT skalene DOT com)

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    1. Thank you Nicola could you just advise which scarf is your preference.

      Regards Sara

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  2. Beautiful pattern. My favorite color is slate.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry…Lmecoll@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, could you just advise which scarf pattern you prefer.

      Regards

      Sara

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  3. A Tarpooley scarf in my favorite color Plume would be so great.
    draadjesenzo@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so glad you like it. What would be your second choice of colour?

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    2. My second colour would be bottle green.

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  4. I'm so glad they're released! I love both of them but Ellora is my fave - got to love some cables!

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah so glad you like them. The yarn is so devine to Knit with.

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  5. They are both beautiful Sara, but i LOVE the Tarpoley scarf xx

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    1. Thanks Rosy :) which colours do you like? Sara xx

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    2. Ooh, decisions! I think I like Moonlight and Water x

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  6. As usual from Fyberspates lovely colours. My pattern of choice is Ellora in colours Silver or Magenta.
    cpmeehan@aol.com (Cheryl)

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  7. Love both the scarves, but for choice I would go with Tarpooley in silver and slate. email at jancurchin@aol.com.

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    1. Lovely combination thanks for entering.

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  8. Beautiful patterns in gorgeous yarn - couldn't be better!
    woolpoetry on ravelry

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    1. Thank you woolpoetry please enter the competition for your chance to win.

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  9. Two gorgeous scarves, but my favourite is Tarpooley in Sea Green.
    lindame dot rumsey at gmail dot com

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  10. Love the tarpooly scarf. very nicely done. my favorite color is the teal. nytate on ravelry.

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  11. Both scarves are beautiful but I would have to pick Ellora scarf in ruby red, with water coming a close second.
    beulah2 on Ravelry

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  12. Beautiful designs and that yarn looks amazing.

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  13. Delicious yarn, and beautiful scarves. My favourite pattern is the Ellora scarf, in Rust. Fingers crossed. ali.gillies@me.com

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  14. My favourite pattern is Ellora in Silver. Gorgeous.

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  15. And the winner kindly picked by Jeni (owner of Fyberspates) via email picked the number ......... 3
    Well done Draadjesenzo the Tarpoley scarf and Bottle Green and Plum yarn is on it's way.

    Thank you so much to everyone who entered, I would so love to see your versions of my pattern over on the Ravelry site.

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