Saturday, March 3, 2012

KNITfreedom and Magnolia Handspun together again!

Last year Liat published the Aspen Ice cowl, the first of her exclusive patterns for Magnolia Handspun. 
With more yarn left over I decided to knit a slouchy hat to in the same sts. pattern.

Since then, we’ve been getting so many requests for “the hat that goes with the Aspen Ice cowl” that Liat  re-created the hat and publish the hat pattern
so you could have it.

This is an easy and fast pattern for hand spun yarn
The repeating lace pattern makes a spiral that looks fantastic with a lot of different of textures, colors and thicknesses.

This chunky hat pattern is

You can find it here

Win this Magnolia Handspun yarn to knit this hat!

Here is how to win this yarn:

~ Visit KNITfreedom blog and enter.

~ Post a "creative " name for a handspun yarn here in the comments

~ Add Magnolia Handspun to your favorites on Etsy

Made from 100% merino wool, Cotswold locks, banana fiber, sparkly angelina and tencel

The winner will get two skeins of “ Delphinium ” (shown above) — that’s 128 yards of hand spun and hand-dyed yarn at a value of $58.

Winner will be announced this Tuesday!

Good Luck!

Visit the yarn giveaway on KNITFreedom


  1. Love this yarn! How about Bohemian Paradise?

  2. This yarn is beautiful and looks wonderful as the Aspen Ice Hat! After staring at the yarn I came up with Calliope. The Greek translation is, having a beautiful voice, and this yarn speaks to me beautifully! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Hi!

    I think "Pinky promise" is a funny name for this yarn ^_^

  4. Fun/great looking hat and what fun yarn -- how about "Winter Sherbet" for a name?

  5. I am "Blown Away" viewing your DK weight yarns - lovely work, vibrant earth tones :-)
    Do you sell sample charts of your skeins? Shine ON* Katie
    (MsWolfdeck) Have no idea how to sign this with the profiler, but Liat has my email!!!

  6. Banana Blueberry Split, since it is kind of like a banana split with a few extra blueberries thrown in for taste.

  7. That yarn is Funky Blueberry to me. Looks great!

  8. How about grape crush?
    Sounds yummy as a color!
    dragonflyu (at) verizon (dot) net

  9. I've been anxiously awaiting this contest since Liat first blurbed about it on facebook. The hat is gorgeous, the yarn is gorgeous, and your hair is gorgeous! I know, your hair has nothing to do with the yarn or hat or contest, but I just had to throw that in, 'cause it really is gorgeous!

    How about "wheatgrass" for a handspun name?

  10. This is the first time I've heard of and visited your shops and it definitely looks like a shopping trip is in order in the very near future! As for the yarn names... how about a name to honor the hat and cowl patterns? Aspen Dreams, Aspen Delight, Aspen Dazzle...
    A general name could be something like 'Nature's Bounty' or 'Dancing Fauna (or Flora)' :)

  11. This reminds me of Bubble Gum! I think that would be a good name for it :)

  12. Iceberg Sunrise. See

  13. Tangled Rainbows is my idea for a name.

  14. How about Geranium to go with the Delphinium. (See the poem about the dormouse and the doctor by AA Milne.) :)

  15. Very Nice, Thank you!
    Winterlicious would be a fun name for yarn

  16. When I look at this yarn, all I can see are wildflowers - so how about "Mountain Meadow?" It's gorgeous whatever you call it!
    (yarnydragonfly on ravelry)

  17. Beautiful yarn!
    The yarn reminds me of a painter's dropcloth so I pick

  18. I would love to work with this yarn! I think a great yarn name would be Peacock - in the blue/green/bronze hues (my favorites)!

  19. I've always thought "Widdershins" would make a great name for handspun...

  20. We (my baby in my belly and I...I'm due today) LURV LUV LOVE the name Sparrow's Fandangoliciousness!

    I immediately think of 2 blue sparrows dancing and flying and twirling through the air. I would make a matching baby hat with this trés expensive and yummy yarn. Delightful.
    Amberly and Belly Bebe

  21. I think 'spun fun' would be a good yarn name

  22. How about "Wonderfulness" (apologies to Bill Cosby)

  23. My yarn name for handspun wool would be Wilderspun.

  24. How about "Prairie Flower" for a yarn-color-name?

  25. The handspun effect makes me think of variable-sized strands in nature- how about "Spirulina" ?


  26. My Aunt Gloria is a master gardener. These colors remind me of her flowerbeds, bursting with color throughout the summer! So, I think "Gloria's Gardens" would be my choice. :)

  27. Hmmm...if you're feeling highly motivated and the sheep/goats/camelids/fields are being really about a themed series: Amber Waves (yellows/browns), Purple Majesties (purples, purples/greens), Spacious Skies (blues/light grays/whites), perhaps with silver metallics in the Majesties and Skies skeins.

  28. This is a heavenly yarn so how about "Heaven's Hands"

  29. for some reason i think of cotton candy. and i don't even like cotton candy! go figure

  30. Beautiful colors - I think of "Sunsets & Snowdrifts"


May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.

~ Cherokee Prayer Blessing

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