As summer turns to fall, we are pulling our sweaters, hats, and cowls out of storage. Those of us who are knitters are searching online for new knitting patterns and planning our hat, cowl, and scarf projects for the coming months. Earlier this week, I published a new cowl pattern – Ruffles and Pleats. My collection of cowl patterns is becoming quite varied. From long and lacy to small and warm, there is something for everyone. Take a look.
The Ruffles and Pleats Cowl and the Heavenly Cowl (both pictured at the top) are two examples of just how different a pattern can be with the exact same yarn in the same amount and the same size needles. Both cowls are done in one skein of SweetGeorgia CashSilk Lace and US size 4 (3.5 mm) needles. The Heavenly Cowl uses a light and airy lace stitch and is heavily blocked to create a long lacy cowl that can be wrapped once or twice around the neck or worn long. Ruffles and Pleats uses two dense stitch patterns that create a soft and squishy fabric. They use up a lot of yarn and so this cowl is small and fits close to the neck.
Each of my other cowl patterns use either a worsted or aran weight yarn, or in the case of the Bulky Lace Cowl, a bulky weight yarn. The Diamond Purl and Honeycomb Eyelet Cowls make a great pair as they are each done in one skein of the same yarn – Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Superwash Worsted. Diamond Purl uses only knit and purl stitches while Honeycomb Eyelet uses a cable stitch and yarn over eyelets.
Happy fall knitting everyone!