I had the pleasure of visiting several stores in Northern California after the January TNNA show this year. While speaking with Shelli Westcott at Knitterly www.knitterly.net in Petaluma, I noticed her lovely cowl. She said, "I made this cowl to stay warm on the plane, inside the convention center, outside, anywhere I went. I chose simple muted colors that I could wear with what I could fit in my carry-on suitcase. Oh, and it had to be soft." She was kind enough to share the pattern with me.
This cowl pattern works with any combination of great yarns. My first piece was soft and warm, made with Lush and Ariosa. Today we are sharing a lighter, summer version made with two of my favorite summertime yarns, Firefly and Soft Linen.
35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca
Soft Linen is the perfect yarn for warmer days and soft, cool nights. The alpaca makes a beautiful halo, the linen gives it a crisp and firm hand and the wool provides stability and its own level of softness.
25% linen, 75% viscose
Firefly is a warm-weather yarn with a subtle sheen and wonderful hand. The juxtaposition of the linen with a light-catching sheen gives it a distinctly feminine look. Firefly drapes wonderfully at a wide range of gauges.
Here is the free downloadable Knitterly Cowl pattern. (file size: 1.1 MB)
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1 - page 2