Cowl Season: Lake Street Cowl

December 13, 2012

Lake Street Cowl

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.

Sparkles for the Holidays

December 06, 2012

a pile of Rowan kidsilk haze glamour and schulana kid-paillettes

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.

Cowl made with Schulana Kid-Pailettes

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