Check out our new glorious cowl! Designed in-house by the brilliant Jenn, we’re giving this pattern away for free with purchase of the yarn to make it — one skein of Pashmina Worsted and one skein of KPPPM. Did you miss our Pashmina Worsted review? Check it out here. Consider these color options:
Sugarplum and P852
Dustbowl and P831L
Switch it up a bit and try KPM. Spectrum and 1122
This an innovative and intermediate pattern, but fear not, we’ve made a tutorial.
Drop by the shop to get the pattern and pick your colors. If you’re shopping with us online, please mention that you’d like pattern S860 in the “Special Instructions” section at check out.
Sally’s Babette Blanket is stunning. Using a whomping 23 skeins of Koigu Premium Merino (KPM), Sally’s blanket is a labor of love for her son. And labor she did, Sally modified the blanket to be a little larger. Sally recommends getting 3 skeins of 8 colors to ensure even color variation. Feeling a little spunky? Throw in a color of KPPPM. The Babette Blanket pattern was published in the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Crochet and is available for purchase online.
We’re so looking forward to seeing what Sally makes next. If you see her around, chat blankets and all things crochet.
Our last cowl to highlight this year is the Lake Street Cowl, designed by our very own Katelyn Cowan. An incredibly easy to knit, easy to wear cowl, that is a perfect holiday gift idea. It’s lightweight, warm and will pull together any outfit. This cowl is a great way to sample a beautiful, luxurious yarn. Best of all, you’ll be weaving in the ends after just a couple of hours!
The cowl shown above is knit using Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky in Granite. Misti Alpaca is 100% baby alpaca. Soft and lofty, it’s the perfect shield from the chilly bay breezes. For a twist on this pattern, try using a solid color and adding a strand of Kidsilk Haze Glamour or Kid Paillettes for a little sparkle here and there.
The pattern is available with the purchase of 1 skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky (solid colors) or Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky. If you’re ordering from us online, please mention that you would like us to include the Lake Street Cowl pattern in the “Special Instructions” section at check out.
Skill level: Beginner
Finished measurements: Approximately 30″ x 7″
Materials: 1 skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky or Hand Paint in your favorite color, 16 or 24″ circular needles US#11, ring marker, tapestry needle, scissors.
Wear something with a little sparkle for New Years Eve. Kid Paillettes from Schulana and Kidsilk Haze Glamour from Rowan are both airy blends of kid mohair and silk with small sequins tastefully placed throughout. They are available in an array of beautiful colors. Soft and sweet, these yarns won’t disappoint.
The cowl pictured above uses one skein of Kid Paillettes and is a free pattern available from Schulana. For more pattern ideas check out The Glamour Collection from Rowan.
Kid Paillettes Yarn Stats:
Fiber: 42% Kid Mohair, 40% Polyester, 18% Silk
Yardage: 137 yards
Gauge: 5.5 st = 1 inch
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
Kidsilk Haze Glamour Yarn Stats:
Fiber: 55% Mohair, 22% Silk, 20% Nylon, 3% Polyester
Yardage: 177 yards
Gauge: 4.5 to 6.25 st = 1 inch
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
Sometimes in the middle of the holiday season a quick knit is needed. Voilá, the Rasta cowl! With one skein of soft and chunky Rasta from Malabrigo, you will have a beautiful and thoughtful gift whipped up in no time. Rasta is 100% Merino wool and comes in many great Malabrigo colors. The cowl pictured in this post was knit in the colorway Piedras. Though it can’t be seen in the photo, it has a lovely twist in it causing a mobius effect.
The pattern is an ImagiKnit original and is available with the purchase of 1 skein of Malabrigo Rasta. If you’re ordering from us online, please mention that you would like us to include pattern #S800 in the “Special Instructions” section at check out.
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished measurements: Approximately 30″ x 14″
Materials: 1 sk of Malabrigo Rasta in your favorite color 24″ circular needles US#19, ring marker, tapestry needle, scissors.