We’re a few weeks behind with our Cascade Knitterati blocks, as our volunteer knitters are also Estelle Yarns travelling Sales Reps and they’ve been on the road hitting all of your favourite yarn shops to tempt them with all the latest goodies for Spring and Summer.
Block #15 was a fun, rhythmic pattern that was easy to follow and fast to complete. After just a few rows this intuitive pattern became easy to read on the needles themselves which made this square knit up in record time. Don’t you just love it when your stitches almost tell you what to do?!
Galina Carroll’s design combines simple garter and stocking stitch with basic decreases and yarn over increases and the result is stunning. The soft pink colourway was the perfect fit for this delicate, lacy block.
Block #16 was released three weeks ago and Marsha finally got a chance to take a breather from driving and get started on the last block. Rich with texture, Block #16 seems to be a fan favourite on Ravelry. Kudos to Cascade for saving one of the best for last!
The combination of textured stitches makes Block #16 an interesting and addictive pattern; the kind where you keep thinking, “just one more row and then I’ll stop”. We love patterns like that! Marsha is really enjoying the variety of stitch patterns already.
Up to this point we have used sixteen different colours of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino and we have not encountered a single knot or imperfection, we think that’s pretty impressive! We can also say with absolute certainty that every ball has been colourfast and there has been no bleeding during the blocking process. It has truly been a pleasure to work with Cascade 220 Superwash Merino throughout this Knit Along, and even though it’s been a lot of work, we find ourselves crossing our fingers that there will be another one soon!
Once Block #16 is completed, all that we will have left to do is the border. It’s exciting to imagine how all the blocks will be assembled and what kind of border they will choose. Will it be a lacy border or solid, maybe even a picot edging? We can’t wait to find out!
Have you completed all sixteen blocks yet, and what colours did you choose? Don’t forget to post your photos on your social media and tag Estelle Yarns so that we can share your works of art and inspire the next generation of knitters. We look forward to seeing your finished lapghans and we hope you’ve been having as much fun as we have with the Cascade Yarns Knitterati Knit Along!