Monday, March 18, 2013

New Release: Commuter Cowl

 Before the weather starts warming up, I wanted to squeeze in one more cozy winter knit!  The Misti Alpaca yarn that I made the smaller sample cowl from has been staring at me for the last few months, encouraging my mind to drift with visions of chunky, squishy stitch patterns.  The modified ribbing pattern I chose for this cowl has an easily-memorized 2-row repeat, which makes this a great on-the-go project to take with you on your morning train ride into work, or to your knit night, where you'll have an easy stitch pattern that won't distract you from socializing!

This cowl comes with two options - a smaller cowl, or a larger size which can be worn squished down, folded over, or pulled up over the head like a hood.  Done in a lighter-weight yarn (with added stitches, as the pattern suggests), this could easily be a fun accessory for indoor wear as well.

I've been wanting to try Knit Picks new "Biggo" yarn, so this was the perfect opportunity.  It took a little less than 4 skeins to create the larger cowl, and the 50/50 merino/nylon blend is very friendly for my sensitive skin!

You can enjoy $1 off with the coupon code "Commuter 2013" if you purchase the pattern before next Monday (March 25) on either Ravelry or through the link on this knitting blog.

Happy Knitting!

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