Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Last-Minute Gift Knitting: Berlin Cowl

This week, I released a new pattern that is perfect for last-minute gift knitting emergencies: the Berlin Cowl can be knit up in a weekend using just one skein of worsted weight yarn. Named after one of my favorite Lou Reed songs, the Berlin Cowl is simple yet complex at the same time - you can definitely take this project to knit night! The statement cable is easy to work amidst a garter stitch background, a combination which will perfect show off any of the hand-dyed colors Baah Yarns' Shasta worsted. I chose this yarn not only for the gorgeous color options, but because it is easy-care, too!

My husband and I decided to do our photo shoot at the Christkindlmarket, which is our favorite holiday tradition here in Chicago. It's modeled after open-air markets in Germany, and you can get traditional food, beer, and hot spiced wine to enjoy while browsing all kinds of traditional goods such as cuckoo clocks, glass ornaments, candies and more. Naturally, the day of the shoot was incredibly cold, with windchills in the single digits!


Skill Level
Intermediate
Sizing
One Size Fits Most: Approx. 22” Circumference
11” width x 8” height when measured flat
Materials
1 skein Baah Shasta Worsted in London Blue
(100% Superwash Merino, 200 yards (100 grams)
US #8 16” Circular Needles
Stitch markers
Cable Needle
Darning Needle
Gauge
18.5 stitches and 20 rows = 4” in garter stitch

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely design! It looks gorgeous in that blue color.

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