My first pattern of 2015 is published today in Knit Now Magazine (Issue 44).
Photo: Dan Walmsley – Practical Publishing
It’s a neck-hugging cowl, perfect for the snowy weather we are having in the UK at the moment! It features reversible cables, so you can fling it on in a hurry, safe in the knowledge that you won’t be wondering around with it on inside out 🙂
It can be worn with the top folded down, or as a tube to keep as much of you warm as possible.
The cowl was knitted using Emrys Bluefaced Leicester Aran by Triskelion Yarn and Fibre. The yarn was a delight to knit with, a great colour (Hafren) and very very squishy.
From the original prototype that I made I thought that it would be touch and go to make the cowl from one skein. There was an awful lot of knitting a round, weighing the cowl, weighing the remaining yarn, crossing fingers etc. When, after all that worry, the finished cowl used 90g of yarn, I was mightily relieved!
I like the way it flutes out, great styling, showing it folded there. I love the colour too. I made a cowl recently for my husband you’re right they are guaranteed cozy-ness for your neck 🙂
Thanks, cowls probably provide as much warmth per stitch as a hat I think!
I thought it could be useful for motorcyclists, I remember far too many freezing journeys on the back of a bike, so was pleased to see Knit Now picking up on that with the leather jacket on the model 🙂