Last week, I made my way through the smog to the Jitterbug Coffee Hop where we celebrated the anniversary of our Tuesday night Stitch ‘N Bitch group. Like it has for several years, the celebration included a no-obligation swap. This year, the theme was cowls. If you brought a cowl, you went home with a different one. I was the lucky recipient of this little green number contributed by Laurie.
It’s knit from Malabrigo worsted so it’s fabulously soft. Although it clashes horribly with my winter coat, I’ve worn it every day since the swap. Love it.
My cowl contribution landed in the hands of Eileen and, happily, it matched her coat perfectly. Seriously, can an off-white cowl not match a person’s coat?
The pattern for the cowl I made for Eileen is now available as a free download on Ravelry. As I mention on the Ravelry project page, I had a hard time finding a pattern that was exactly what I had in mind for my cowl. There are similar patterns available but the cables either crossed too closely or too far apart. And the cables were either too sparse or too crowded. As Goldilocks would say, “This one is neither too hot nor too cold. It’s just right.”
And the best part . . . I worked up three sets of instructions for three different weights of yarn. So shop the stash and cast on!
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