Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Designer crush: Cabinfour (and a GIVEAWAY)

all photos by @cabinfour
Farmhouse shawl. photo by @cabinfour

Let's start with a confession: I spend way too much time on Ravelry. I know you do too, so it's ok. And sometimes, it's so worth it! I can't remember when I first stumbled upon Deneise's patterns. Maybe I was looking for a shawl. Anyway, instant crush! She designs under the name Cabinfour and I think her patterns are super modern and simple, with a definite nature, sort of folk vibe that I just love. I mean check out her latest design, the Farmhouse shawl. Fringe, how I am supposed to resist you? The answer is, I'm not. Neither should you. The fringes are calling!

He'e Nalu shawl. photo by @cabinfour

And her socks!! You probably already know of my sock obsession by now, so it's no surprise that I bought like most of her sock patterns. They're awesome and it's the only sock patterns that I have that actually don't call for fingering weight yarn but sport and worsted instead. Which if you're a beginner I would TOTALLY recommend because bigger yarn means less stitches and quicker knit. I'm currently working on her Irish Oats socks design and it's so cute! The Laule'a socks will be next but I need to get some yarn first!

Irish Oats socks. photo by @cabinfour

Because you guys have clearly been the best lately, I think it's time to give a bit of that love and support back and so, it is GIVEAWAY TIME! I decided to gift one of you the pattern of your choice from Cabinfour's pattern page. All you have to do is go check it out then come back here and leave a comment telling me which pattern you would like!

I will pick a winner on Saturday 14th at noon (french time)!


  1. Her patterns are simply gorgeous, aren't they? I haven't knit any yet, but I have plans to make Laule'a and Irish Oats.

  2. I love how neutral her colour palette is! I really love the Driftwood pattern I like the garter stitch textured stripes that run throughout the shawl so simple and elegant x

  3. I've been loving her patterns a lot lately, too. My next pair of socks is going to be from the Irish Oats pattern, but I definitely want to knit the Nordic Wind shawl sometime this year. I'm hoping to knit it from naturally colored, locally sourced yarn. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I have knit Cabin Fours Water Lilies and it was a dream.
    I love all her designs, but the socks Cream keep catching my attention.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  5. I've never knitted a shawl before, perhaps might be the time to try?
    I fell in love with the "Low Tide" shawl when I saw it on it's release over at de rerum natura and hadn't realised it was a Cabin Four design. How gorgeous :D

  6. That shawl is heavenly- just love the simplicity and the color. swooon.

  7. I went and looked and rosarium caught my eye...I have some lovely pale pink yarn from skein queen which is looking appealing and I think I need something warm and spring like to look forward to at the moment! :)

  8. Cabinfour first appeared on my radar when one of her patterns landed on my recommended patterns site, because she used De Rerum Natura yarns. I've loved watching her progress since then.
    Relating with you on her sock patterns, all of them are lovely but most of all I'd like a Pure shawl - something huge and warm to snuggle up in.
    Thank you for this opportunity! I'm a new reader but you got me hooked right away with that playlist you posted recently!

  9. Oh, thanks for the chance! I looove the Driftwood shawl! Thanks for introducing me to these wonderful patterns :)

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this opportunity! I've been looking at her designs quite a lot and love the pureness of them. I especially love the Nordic Wind Shawl and the Cream socks!

  11. I would love the farmhouse shawl pattern - think it would be great coz I am just in the beginning stages of a knitter...

  12. Thank you for doing this giveaway! I would love the pattern Pure. :)