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New Store Project: Gradient Cowl



I’ve wanted to knit a Gradient cowl for ages, and stocking Rowan Kidsilk Haze was a great excuse. It was super easy, just seed stitch, which I know sounds tedious but it was actually extremely satisfying – must be the yarn. It’s so light and airy, so fluffy and cuddly, like a big hug from an adorable toddler. When I put it on I kind of want to hug myself.  Even the grafting at the end was fine, I just followed the instructions and I turned out awesome. It also worked up much faster than I expected, normally I avoid scarves but it was way fun and quick. There was also very little finsihing, I was able to knit my ends in as I went, they just disappeared!  At the very bottom of the post we’ve included some colour combo ideas.

The only caveat is that the pattern used more yarn than I expected (10 balls), but you can scale it down a smidge  so it only uses 6.


In order to get away with using only 2 skeins colour A & C, and 1 skein each of colours B & D you’ll need to try the following:

  • cast on 39 sts
  • work in 3.5″ increments
  • possibly go up to a 6mm/US10 needle
Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Colour Combinations

Be sure to remember that the 1st & 3rd colours will be the most dominant, and you’ll use the most of the 1st colour. Click on any of the images below to go to our store.

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 1

These are the colours we used

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 5

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 6

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 3

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 4

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 2

Next Up

Our next store project is a Cable Cowl (like a braid) with Rowan Cocoon – it knits up so light and fluffy on 8mm/US11 needles!!


New Store Project: Violet Waffles Hat (in green)


Violet Waffles


Violet Waffles


Violet Waffles

Viole Waffles

It’s 49 days until Christmas (32 to Channukah – eek!) and we’re thinking about smallish, giftable projects. We just finished this great hat, Violet Waffles, with one skein of Mineville Merino DK. The yarn is soft, bouncy, very comfortable, and machine washable (makes it harder for them to wreck it). The pattern didn’t look like much, but it fits amazing, looks amazing, and is a great hat for people who aren’t into super flashy knitterly designs (men, teens, designers).

To sub other yarns, you could try 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, one skein of  Madeline Tosh Merino DK, or 2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca.