Yummy Yarn

Alright Lovelies. Here’s your chance to help a girl out. I’ve decided that next year my big personal project is going to be something Absolutely Fabulous. To give you an idea of what I mean, here are some pictures I took this afternoon.

Image taken by Cheryl

Image taken by Cheryl

Image taken by Cheryl

What you have just feasted your eyes upon are 5 Fabulous yarns from Colinette Yarns. Specifically – Mohair in the color Mushroom, V. Plum, and Cinnamon. Skye in the color Cinnamon. Zanziba in the color Cream Tea and V. Plum. Wigwam in the color Mushroom, and Fandango in V. Plum.

All of these yarns combine to create a kit known as the Absolutely Fabulous Throw Kit. This particular colorway was dubbed Wineberry.

Now we come to my conundrum. The kit comes with 6 different throw patterns to choose from. (Can you guess what problem I am having?)

Image by Cheryl

There is one shawl, five throws, one crochet, and five knitted options. I can do blocks, stripes, scallops. Yikes. So help me out. Take a closer look at the options and let me know what you think in the comments.

I’ll tally everything up before the end of December.




  1. Tasha

    I personally like the look the scallops the best. It’s a hard decision though because I bet the diamonds or blocks would be much more interesting to knit. Sticking to my scallops vote though. And what a good problem to have!

  2. Mairead

    Disclaimer: I have not yet finished my coffee, so I may have a bad case of the dumb, but what’s the appreciable difference between B and C? If it’s the width, I’d vote for the shawl. A portable, wearable blanket will get more love and use than something that sits on the couch. (Not to mention, a shawl lets you show off your work to the world; a throw only gets dubious appreciation from your household pets!)

    1. Cheryl

      Mairead – Thank you for your vote. From what I can tell it is a size difference. The “shawl” is 24″x82″ w/o fringe and the “throw” is 40″x55″ w/o fringe.

  3. Priscilla

    Hi Cheryl, you don’t know me–but I am glad I found your blog! We’re both writers and knitters. It must be kismet.

    I bought this kit 6 years ago, put it in a box, and promptly forgot about it. Over the course of several years (and many moves), the instructions have somehow disappeared.

    I have scoured the internet in search of the pattern for sale. I contacted the manufacturer about buying the pattern, but never got a response. So, I wanted to reach out to you. Is there anyway you could email me the instructions for both the stripe and the scalloped knit patterns? I cannot believe I found someone writing about this pattern that wasn’t from 2007.

    Cheers and Happy Holidays!

    1. Cheryl


      It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I would be more than happy to make a digital copy for you. Just let me know where to send it.

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