I was fortunate to be asked to sample/test knit/tech edit Casapinka’s No Harm, No Cowl with Miss Babs' new Yowza Mini Trio in colorways Chirp, Slate and Blarney Stone. You can catch Miss Babs and Casapinka at Rhinebeck this weekend! It's amazing how squooshy and warm this cowl is! And it knits up quickly—it would make … Continue reading No Harm, No Cowl
I responded to an Instagram post for a sample knit for Stitch Together Studio and was selected to knit the Spring to it Cowl by Kristen Finlay, a FREE knitting pattern on Ravelry! Kayanna of Stitch Together Studio sent me these lovelies in her Stitch Swanky base in Boho and Dark Wings colorways. Isn't that … Continue reading Cowl Sample for Stitch Together Studio
Since the fur pom pom hat was a big hit, I decided to make a couple of cowls for additional folks who help keep me apprised of how mom's doing at the assisted living place. I asked Deb (fur pom pom hat recipient) if she could find out what colors Jill, Bonnie and Abbie would … Continue reading Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart Gift Cowls
Here's a quick weekend knit if you want to make a warm, cuddly cowl for a gift this holiday season! It's Amethystine by Casapinka! I knit this with Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in colorway Blood Runs Cold. This color is gorgeous! And the pattern lets the yarn's beauty come out. I alternated the two skeins so … Continue reading Amethystine Cowl
I found the perfect cabled cowl pattern by Helen Bingham, Rippling River Cowl. It’s a free pattern on Ravelry. It worked perfectly with my 100% baby alpaca (cria) yarn, Hikoo Simply Cria in Dark Coral colorway. What an easy pattern to knit and used up just 3 balls of this soft and fluffy yarn! My … Continue reading Cria Cabled Cowl
A while back, I knitted a prototype for Casapinka, it became the Klickitat Street Cowl. I used 4 of the 6 colors in the Phydeaux Yarn Cachemire Amelie Mystery Mini Skein set and the main color was Indigodragonfly MCS Sock in colorway Sonic f$ ing death monkey. (Hey, I don't come up with these colorway names!) Both yarns contain … Continue reading Amelie Cowl
I was delighted to test Ann's stunningly beautiful cowl design with a cable and bobble inset, the String of Pearls Cowl. I knit mine with Madelinetosh Tosh Sport in colorway Vermillion. Ann describes it below: The row of bobbles, which remind me of pearls, nestled amid the center cable gives this cowl such a stunning look. It is … Continue reading String of Pearls Cowl by Ann Alger
Congratulations to Mulch and More Craft for winning the Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart pattern giveaway! Mulch and More Craft will be receiving a free PDF copy of the Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart pattern! Thank you for participating! Even if you didn't win this time, you can still be a winner and enjoy making your … Continue reading Betwixt Mine Eye & Heart Giveaway Winner!
Just published! Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart, a cowl for someone special ~ whenever they see or wear it, they’ll be reminded of your love and friendship. Inspired by William Shakespeare's Sonnet 47: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took, And each doth good turns now unto the other: When that mine eye is … Continue reading Announcing Betwixt Mine Eye & Heart and giveaway!
I had some Malabrigo Rasta super bulky yarn in my stash that I thought would look great knit up in my Caracol Cowl pattern because it was short on yardage, 80.4 yards, instead of 90 yards. My project notes are here. It worked up very well and looks great! This little bandana-style cowl looks great … Continue reading Glazed Carrot Cowl