Ysolda says, “The name of the collection comes from a childhood memory, when I was little I was allowed one sweetie (or candy) a week, on Saturdays, and by the time I’d spent all week deciding what to get it tasted much better.”
It might take you all week to decide which pattern to knit first, but here’s a little guide to help you out.
Almond Comfit features a construction method that has more in common with a shawl pattern than most hats – beginning at the center of the leaf motif, the hat is worked from front to back. You’ll need approximately 180 yards of an aran weight yarn like Imperial Yarn Columbia.
Walnut Whip is cleverly constructed with cables that pleat at the back to gather the hat for a great fit and decrease to a point at the top. You’ll need approximately 400 yards of sportweight yarn like Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk.
Ysolda points out, a “silk blend allows patterning like this to be done in a dark colour, reflecting light to create strong contrast between the prominent and recessed areas of the cables.”
Pear Drop is a pretty semi-circular shawl to knit in two sizes. You’ll need approximately 275 yards of laceweight for the small size, or 550 for the large size – this is a great pattern to make the most of a special yarn like The Fibre Company Meadow.
Whichever you pick, these will be sweet gifts for a friend or a treat for yourself! Come on inand grab a copy of this tasty book before they’re all gone!