I had been anxiously waiting for some free time in order to knit this cowl, and I finally had my moment between two published designs. As if perfectly timed, Webs had reduced the price of the Road to China yarn by the Fibre Co. and I snatched up 5 skeins of the color, Autumn Jasper, a warm rust/peach color. This pattern is easily adaptable for various yarn choices, from a classic wool, to soft alpaca. And it knits up so quick, it’s a great choice for gifts, and can be worked up in any color! Purchase the Bolte Cowl today!
I really hope you enjoy this design as much as I do, I know I will be making another soon!
Tomorrow I’ll be releasing a cowl I’ve been wanting to knit & release for a very long time. When Webs place some Fibre Company’s Road to China Worsted on sale, I figured the time had come! Tomorrow I’ll be so happy to share the Bolte Cowl! Stay tuned!
If you’re looking for a quick project as a great gift, look no further than the Vail Cowl by Meghan Babin. It’s a free pattern, and appears to be a pretty straightforward fisherman’s rib stitch, which is all the rage right now. She worked her with a mix of the Fibre Company’s Tundra, and S. Charles Collezione’s Luna. I’m thinking this will be a great stash buster for my Blue Sky Alpaca Extra in Carmine.
Yesterday Brooklyn Tweed announced the launch of their new Capsule collection featuring designs by Olga Buraya-Kefelian, and I cannot stop staring at Apex and Cusp. Both designs feature cables worked at a slant, or on the bias, with different effects but full of knitterly-appeal.
Apex is worked with Shelter, and photographed above in Sweatshirt, but could you imagine how gorgeous that mix of cables & lace would like knit with Plume? This design is right up my alley, I always love a good cardigan showcasing both cables and lace, and this cardigan adds extra interest by knitting the panels on the bias. Plus, the open front neck means minimal finishing & no buttons – yes, please!
As for Cusp, also worked in Shelter, this would quickly become a fall & winter wardrobe staple for any knitter, though I would probably work it up in Fossil to fit perfectly with my more neutral wardrobe, getting as much wear out of it as possible.
Not sure how these two projects would fit in to my current project list, but you can bet that I’ll be itching to start these the moment that I have a chance to! Maybe I’ll try to sneak one of them in during February as a nice birthday present to myself.
Which project(s) are you drooling at?