Just popping into your feeds today to show you what’s been on my hook lately.
I have been on a Moss Stitch and Caron Cakes kick! You might be surprised to know that this was my very first time using Caron Cakes (!). It’s mostly because I spend most of my time on amigurumi projects that often have a lot of colour-work and don’t really lend themselves to self-striping yarn. But the carefree nature of a self-striping yarn is honestly a dream and definitely has me hooked!
The first project, which I started about two weeks back, was the Moss Stitch Square Blanket by Repeat Crafter Me. (You can find the pattern here). I used the same yarn as Sarah; two skeins of Caron Big Cakes in Jordan Almonds.
The beautiful thing about Caron Cakes is that, even when you use the same colourway as someone else, your project will be unique because all of the colours will flow a little differently. For example, Sarah’s started out with a yellow centre, whereas mine started out with a blue centre, which changed the whole look of the piece. I love how mine came out and it was such a relaxing, satisfying project. Also, those giant, beefy tassels are a DREAM.
By the end of the Moss Stitch Blanket, I was craving another similar project. Since Mother’s Day was just around the corner, I decided to make a similar Moss Stitch Shawl as a Mother’s Day gift for my momma.
It was definitely a bit last minute! I went out and got the yarn on the day before Mother’s Day around lunch time and spent the whole day crocheting until it was finished so I could gift it the next morning! I made it, and even had a little time to spare.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some of my progress shots throughout the day in my stories. Again, I used a pattern by Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me, which you can find here. For the shawl I used one skein of Caron Big Cakes in colourway Blue Macaron. I chose this colour-way because it matched the decor of my mom’s house and I figured she would likely use it as a decorative throw on her settee. She loved it and she did indeed incorporate it into her decor. It looks lovely!
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3 thoughts on “Moss Stitch and Caron Cakes”
Gorgeous shawls in beautiful colors. The moss stitch is great to show the flow of the colors.
Have a great day, Margaret
I’m making your moss stitch blanket and loving the outcome. I was wondering what method you used to join the second cake so it’s not very noticeable. Thank you!
To avoid a harsh colour change when starting the second skein, I actually just pulled from the skein until I reached the beginning of the colour I had just ended on, cut it, and started from there. For example, I believe I ended on yellow, but my second skein started with blue, so I just wound it up and cut it where the yellow started and used the left over blue for the tassels!