Friday, June 14, 2013

FO + New Pattern Friday: Like the Tides Cowl

Earlier this week, I put the finishing touches on a brand-new cowl pattern: the Like the Tides Cowl is a quick, simple knit that lets the gradient colors of the yarn take center stage.

I fell in love with the colorway, Seaglass, when I was visiting Windy Knitty with a friend last month. I knew I wanted it to become a cowl, but when I searched Ravelry for the perfect pattern, I couldn't seem to find one that looked like what I was imagining it in my head.

I chose a simple, easy-to-memorize stitch pattern that would be as soothing as the sea; all the better to show off the stunning colorway, too! Later on, I found out that this yarn is 100% made in the USA: the wool comes from sheep raised in Colorado and it's handpainted in California - how cool is that?

Pattern Details: 
Yarn: 2 skeins Freia Flux Sport (290 yards total)
Needles: US #6
Gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch
Finished Size: 20" circumference; 9" wide

Cowl is knit flat and then grafted. Knowledge of provisional cast-on methods is helpful; here is a link to my preferred method, the crochet cast-on. Pattern includes written instructions and color photos.

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(Many thanks to my wonderful husband for taking these photos!)

Thanks for stopping by this week - for more FO Friday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis blog

Have a crafty weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this pattern shows off the yarn beautifully! Great work!